In-state Residency For Tuition Surcharge Purposes

Our residency guidelines

The State of Ohio’s 2012-2013 budget establishes a new provision called "Forever Buckeye." Click here for more details. 

The University of Akron residency guidelines are established by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, which is the planning and coordinating agency for higher education in the State of Ohio.

Students who are classified as residents for tuition purposes receive the benefit of a state-supported education, funded largely by the taxpayers of Ohio. Therefore, the residency guidelines are meant to exclude from resident classification those people who are in the State of Ohio primarily for the purpose of receiving the benefit of a state-supported education.

The term "Ohio resident" for tuition purposes may differ from other definitions of Ohio residency. A person who has an Ohio driver's license or who is an Ohio resident for tax, voting, or welfare purposes may not necessarily be considered a resident for tuition purposes. To be classified as a resident for tuition purposes, a student must meet the guidelines for residency as defined by the Ohio Board of Regents. Please click on the links to obtain the University Rule and the Ohio Board of Regents Ohio Administrative Code 3333-1-10.

To learn how to qualify as a resident of Ohio for tuition purposes, begin by reading the Procedures and then refer to the Guidelines for more specific information.

Residency Petitions will not be accepted after the following dates for each academic semester. Absolutely no exceptions will be provided. If a student misses the desired submission deadline, they can apply for the following semester.

Term Application Deadline
Fall 2022 August 15, 2022
Spring 2023 January 2, 2023
Summer 2023 May 8, 2023

Important: If the Residency Committee requests additional documentation, the documentation is due one week following the request. If documentation is not received within one week, the Residency Petition will automatically be denied.

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