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Establishing Residency:
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Applicants: Please contact individual law schools for the most accurate information.
Public Law SchoolI am a non-resident. May I establish residency in your state while/by attending your state law school? URLDate Accessed
The University of Akron School of Law"In general, a student must demonstrate that they meet all of the following criteria:

1. The student is expected to live in Ohio for a full, 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the semester for which they are applying for residency. The expectation is that the student should not be absent from the state any longer than breaks between semesters and 3 weeks during the summer.

2. The student should demonstrate their intent to become an Ohio resident by transferring any items of registration to Ohio such as a driver's license, automobile registration, and voter registration (if applicable).

3. The student must demonstrate that during the 12-month period while establishing residency, that they have had sufficient income to meet all expenses without the need of money from outside the State of Ohio. Documentation of income sources used during the 12-month period is required."
The University of Alabama School of Law"As the State’s only public law school, Alabama residency is one of many factors in admissions. Thus, it is useful for nonresidents in particular to describe their ties to the State and/or their interest in the University of Alabama School of Law.

It is possible to obtain Alabama residency after your first year. Please review the residency guidelines at Residency petitions should be mailed to the Law School Admissions Office, Box 870382, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487."
The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of LawContact Law School
Arizona State University—Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law"Any student who has been classified as a non-resident may apply for reclassification. Review the specific requirements for the petition that best applies to your situation. Then read the residency guidelines below.

The online residency petition is only available to current, active, non-resident students.

There is a $50, non-refundable fee required if you are requesting reclassification as an independent student, dependent student, spouse or transferred employee."
University of Arkansas School of Law, FayettvilleContact Law School
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law"Students who wish to file an appeal for Arkansas residency for tuition and fee purposes should submit the Reclassification for Arkansas Residency form online and upload supporting documentation by the eleventh class day of the semester. Residency appeals will NOT be approved retroactively, so be sure to adhere to deadlines. The deadline for Fall and Spring semesters is the census day (11th day of classes) each term. The deadline for Summer term is the census day (5th day of classes)."

Please review the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees Policy at
University of Baltimore School of Law"For the 12 consecutive months before the first day of classes for which you wish to be considered  a resident, you (or your parent/guardian) must:
-have resided in Maryland (you must be able to show proof of residence, including the amount you pay and the terms of your lease/deed)
-maintain substantially all personal property within Maryland
-pay Maryland income tax on all taxable income earned inside or outside the state
-receive no public assistance from a city, county or municipal agency other than in Maryland
-have a legal ability under federal and Maryland law to reside permanently without interruption in Maryland
-have registered to vote in Maryland, if you had been registered in any other jurisdiction
-license/register all motor vehicles you own in Maryland
-obtain a valid Maryland driver's license "
University of California, Berkeley, School of LawLegal Resident Information

Legal residency determines the amount of tuition a student is charged. Non-residents may become residents of California after one year at Berkeley Law if they take appropriate steps and meet certain eligibility requirements. For the 2019-20 academic year, the net difference between California resident and non-resident tuition for Law J.D. students was approximately $3,300 per year.

There are several aspects involved with determining residency and students should use the links below to become familiar with the process. Note that some of the information on these sites is intended for undergraduate students.

U.C. Berkeley Office of the Registrar’s residency information:

U.C. Berkeley Office of the Registrar’s residency deadlines:
Entering first-year students should complete their Statement of Legal Residence by the deadline. Entering transfer students should submit their SLR immediately after it becomes available.

U.C. Berkeley Office of the Registrar’s non-citizen information:

For more information or questions regarding residency, please contact the campus Residence Affairs Unit.
University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall)"It is important to know that California residence is not assumed. All incoming students must complete a Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) so that a residence determination can be made. If a student does not complete the SLR or submit the necessary documents, the student will be classified as a Nonresident and will be assessed the Nonresident Supplemental Tuition. Students classified as Nonresident may petition for change of classification once all the UC Residence requirements are met."
University of California, Hastings College of the Law"To establish residence, you must be physically present in California with the intent to make California your permanent home, and you must demonstrate by your actions that you have given up your former residence to establish a residence in California. Once you have established your residence in California, you must reside in California for more than one year (366 days) before you will be eligible to be classified as a resident for tuition purposes. If you are in California solely for educational purposes, you will not be considered to have established a residence for tuition purposes, regardless of the length of your stay. Your residence cannot be derived from your spouse or from your parents unless you are a minor.

You are not eligible to establish residence if you are an adult alien present in the U.S. with a nonimmigrant status that precludes you from establishing a domicile in the U.S. (including, but not limited to, B, F, H2, H3, J, M, O, P, Q, S, TN, and TD visas) or an alien without a legal immigration status.

The following categories of students may be entitled to an exemption from nonresident tuition: (1) certain members and former members of the U.S. military and their spouses, registered domestic partners, and dependent children; (2) unmarried dependent children and spouses of tenure-track, tenured and long-term contract faculty of UCH, career employees of UCH and UC, and members of the UC faculty who are members of the Academic Senate; (3) full-time UC employees who are assigned to work outside California; (4) children, spouses, and registered domestic partners of deceased public law enforcement or fire suppression employees killed in the course of their official duties who were California residents at the time of their death; (5) dependent children of California residents; (6) graduates of a California high school operated by the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs; (7) credentialed employees of a California public school; (8) amateur student athletes training at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista; (9) certain students who attended school in California; (10) surviving dependents of California residents killed in the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks; (11) recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor and their children under age 27. For students in categories (2) & (3), a review will be conducted each term to verify continuation of the applicable status."

Caution: This summary is not a complete explanation of the law regarding residence. Additional information is available from the Office of the Registrar. Please note that changes may be made in the residence requirements between the publication date of this statement and the relevant residence determination date.
University of California, Irvine School of LawResidency Status
Graduate or professional students who are initially classified as non-residents may petition to change their residency status once they feel that they've satisfied all three residency requirements.
Students must demonstrate:
-Intent to remain in California
-Physical presence in California at least 366 days before the start of the semester in which they wish to be reclassified as a resident
-That they are financially independent, or meet one of the exemptions to the financial independence requirement

Indicators of intent to remain in California include:
-Obtaining a driver's license or state identification card
-Registering to vote in California
-Registering a motor vehicle in the state
-Filing California resident taxes
-Designating California as a permanent address for all records
-Opening accounts with financial institutions in California

Acceptable proof of physical presence may include employment verification or school enrollment.

It is imperative that students begin obtaining indicators of intent as soon as they arrive in California. Students are expected to show a concurrence of intent and physical presence 366 days before they are considered residents.

Graduate students petitioning for California resident classification are exempt from the financial independence requirement if any of the following apply:
-The student will be 24 years old by December 31, 2011 for fall 2011 semester. For spring 2012 semester, a student must have been born in 1988 or earlier.
-The student is married or has other legal dependents
-The student was not claimed as a dependent on anyone's tax returns in 2009
-The student is a veteran of the armed forces
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of LawContinuing nonresident UCLA students seeking resident status, who feel they have met all UC residence requirements, may petition for a change of status for tuition purposes by filing a Petition for Residence Classification. A student who is in California solely for educational purposes is not eligible for California residence for tuition purposes.
Charlotte School of LawCLOSED
University of Cincinnati College of Law"Reclassifying as an Ohio Resident
The State of Ohio does permit independent, self-sustaining non-resident students to reclassify as Ohio residents after 12 months of domicile. Typically this enables many law students to reclassify as Ohio residents for both their second and third years of study. The College of Law is not involved with establishing Ohio residency. Rather, students work directly with the Office of the University Registrar. Residency rules, deadlines, and related materials are available on the Registrar’s website."
City University of New York School of Law"New York State residency is based on clear and convincing evidence that one has assumed the responsibility of residency in New York State for at least one full year prior to the first day of classes at the Law School and a commitment to maintain New York State residency after graduation."
Cleveland State University—Cleveland-Marshall College of Law"No need to worry if you are coming from another state, because out-of-state residents pay the same rate as in-state students.
**State law requires non-resident JD students pay a surcharge on the instructional fee component of tuition"

You can review the criteria for establishing residency in Ohio at There link for frequently asked questions is at

"What are the requirements for establishing Ohio residency for tuition purposes?
-The student is expected to live in Ohio for a full 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the term for which he/she is applying for residency.
-The student should demonstrate his/her intent to become an Ohio resident by transferring any items of registration to Ohio such as a driver's license, automobile registration, and voter registration (if applicable). These documents must be issued before the first day of classes.
-The student must demonstrate that during the 12-month period while establishing residency, that he/she have had sufficient income to meet all expenses without the need of money from outside the State of Ohio. Documentation of income sources used during the 12-month period is required.
University of Colorado Law School"To receive in-state tuition at Colorado Law, you must submit a residency application and be approved for in-state tuition classification by the university. Tuition classification is governed by the State...
In-state tuition eligibility requires one year of Colorado domicile (legal residence) immediately preceding the first day of class.
Exceptions to the one-year requirement are provided for military applicants and their dependents, and a select group of other applicants."
University of Connecticut School of Law"Simply stated, any student who was classified as an out-of-state resident upon entry may petition to change that classification one year after they establish domicile in Connecticut."
University of the District of Columbia—David A. Clarke School of Law"Any student, who will have resided in the District of Columbia for one year by the first day of classes for any semester, may apply for the preferential tuition rate."
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law"ALL applicants must submit the Florida Residency Declaration for tuition purposes. You should have received an email from the University Admissions office shortly after you applied, with instructions for completing the form. Documentation required to support a claim of Florida residency may be submitted through UF secure document upload (document type is Administrative).
Applicants may contact UF Graduate Admissions directly with concerns or questions at 352-392-1365. For more information, visit UF’s residency qualifying page:"
Florida A&M University College of Law"A student applying to Florida A&M University must complete a residency form or affidavit in order to declare Florida residency for tuition purposes. An initial determination of in-state or out-of-state residency status is made by the Admissions Office for tuition purposes. This status determination remains in effect until an application for reclassification is submitted by the student to the Registrar’s Office and is approved."
Florida International University College of LawResidency Classification –This form (available here) must be completed in full if you claim Florida residency for tuition purposes. If you have any questions about the form or its contents please contact the Office of Admissions at 305.348.8006
The Florida State University College of Law"Most non-residents are eligible to reclassify as Florida residents for tuition purposes after the 1L year. Using the 2018-19 tuition & fees schedule, if a student were to reclassify and pay in-state tuition for their second and third years of law school, they would pay an average of $27,354 per year for all three years. For information about the reclassification process, contact the law school’s Office of Admissions at 850.644.3787 or"
George Mason University School of Law"To apply for in-state tuition, please complete and submit the Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Rates.

Note: Most questions about in-state classification can be answered through Domicile Appeals, which is found within the Office of the University Registrar. This office reviews applications to reclassify an out-of-state student to in-state status, they handle most procedural questions and they provide other services associated with student status classification for tuition purposes."
University of Georgia School of Law"If you enroll in Georgia Law as a non-resident and you are an independent student, you may be classified as in-state for tuition purposes if you demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that you have abandoned your out-of-state domicile and have established a domicile and legal residence in Georgia.

Please note that there is no exact formula to ensure reclassification for independent students. Each case is evaluated according to its particular facts. The following actions, although not exhaustive or necessarily conclusive, support a claim for in-state status." See website for list.
Georgia State University College of LawBecause Georgia State University is a state-funded institution, students must show documented proof of residency to qualify for in-state tuition.

If you have been admitted to Georgia State University and are classified as a non-resident for tuition classification, and you think further information could alter that decision, you may submit a Petition for Tuition Reclassification.

Please be aware that simply living in the state of Georgia for 12 months does not qualify a student for in-state. Students who begin taking classes within the first 12 months of moving to Georgia must be able to demonstrate that their primary reason for living in Georgia is not to attend school.
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa | William S. Richardson School of Law"Some of the more pertinent UH Mānoa residency regulations follow. For frequently asked questions about residency, please see Establishing Residency in the State of Hawaiʻi for Tuition Purposes(link is external). For more information, please contact a UH Residency Counselor in the Office of Admissions and Records at (808) 956-8975 or 1-800-823-9771." See website for list.
University of Houston Law Center
" If you want to appeal your residency status, complete the residency questionnaire at

*Residency Questionnaire.pdf"
University of Idaho College of Law"New students enrolling at the College of Law have numerous ways to qualify for residency. Answers to questions on your application for admission are used to make an initial determination of your residency status. If you believe you are incorrectly categorized in the admissions process, simply contact our Office of Admissions at 208-885-6212 to discuss why you may qualify for resident tuition."
University of Illinois College of LawResidency is determined by the University’s Office of Admissions and Records (OAR) which bases its decision on whether the applicant has lived in Illinois for 12 months prior to matriculation in a program or whether one of the student’s parents resides in Illinois. Admitted students may petition for residency in the state of Illinois.
Indiana University Maurer School of Law—Bloomington"Residence classifications are set forth by the IU Office of the Registrar. All determinations are also made by that office. A person cannot gain residency in the state of Indiana if they relocate to Indiana for the purpose of education and earning a degree."
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law"Your residence classification for fee-paying purposes is determined at the time you submit the Indiana University Graduate CAS Application. Non-resident students who wish to become Indiana residents for fee-paying purposes should contact the Registrar’s Office to submit an appeal.

You can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding residency requirements and a link to view the rules used to determine residency on the Office of the Registrar’s web page at"
The University of Iowa College of LawIf nonresident students wish to become resident students for admission and tuition purposes, it is their obligation to prove that they have come to the state of Iowa for reasons other than education. Students must submit a completed and signed Application for Resident Classification along with the following documentation to demonstrate that they are in Iowa for reasons other than education: See website for list.
The University of Kansas School of Law"The state of Kansas sets a high bar for non-residents to qualify for residency for tuition purposes. Extensive information about the standards is available on the Kansas Board of Regents website. Essentially, if you have not been a Kansas resident prior to law school, you will be considered to have moved here for education purposes and thus not able to enjoy residency status. There are a few notable exceptions under which you may qualify."
University of Kentucky College of Law"The initial determination of residency status is made by University of Kentucky during the admission process, and is based on information provided in the student's application to the university. To request a review of the initial residency determination, the student must submit a notarized residency application with supporting documentation." 4/30/2020
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center"A student’s state residency status will be determined based on LSU System regulations and evidence provided on the admission application along with any related documents provided. Regulations are based primarily on location of a student’s home and place of employment."
University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law"Upon admission, each applicant’s residency for tuition purposes will be determined by the law school, based on the information provided in the application and in accordance with state guidelines. This residency classification will be stated in the applicant’s letter of admission.
For more information regarding residency determination for admission and tuition purposes, contact the Registrar's Office at the University of Louisville at 502-852-6528. Additional information is available at"
University of Maine School of LawChange of Residency Classification Procedure

To request a change of residency status, the following procedures must be followed:

A Request for Change of Residence Status (PDF - 183kb) must be filed with the Director of Student Financial Services, 96 Falmouth Street, PO Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104-9300 before the first day of classes for the Summer session, Fall, or Spring semester for which residency is requested. All applications are prospective.

The completed request must be signed by a Notary Public.
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law"Applicants claiming Maryland residency must complete an Application for In-State Classification, and submit the application to the University’s Office of the Registrar. All applicants are considered non-residents for tuition purposes until the Application for In-State Classification has been submitted and approved. For more information about the in-state classification process and criteria, please see:"
Massachusetts School of Law at AndoverNOT FOUND
The University of Memphis—Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law"1) If a student’s primary source of support is the parents, then at least one of the parents must be a resident of the state of Tennessee for the student to count as in-state. NOTE: If a student has begun his or her studies as an in-state student, the student stays in-state as long as he or she remains continuously enrolled even if the parent subsequently moves to another state. 2) If the student is “emancipated,” i.e. not supported primarily through the parents, a student must have their “domicile” in the state of Tennessee. a.Normally, a student establishes domicile by residing in Tennessee for at least two regular (fall or spring) semesters before enrolling full-time at a college or university in Tennessee. b. Students who have been residents of Tennessee for less than the normal period must clearly establish that they moved to Tennessee for reasons other than educational purposes before enrolling at a college or university in Tennessee. Some examples of documentation could be copies of a lease or mortgage information, TN driver’s license, utility bill, TN voter’s registration, etc. 3) As long as an out-of-state student is continuously enrolled full-time at an institution of higher-education in Tennessee, the assumption is that they are here primarily for educational purposes. 4) The spouse of a student classified as in-state shall also be classified as in-state. (Note: the spouse must be a student. A copy of the marriage certificate should be provided) 5) An out-of-state student attending the University of Memphis on a part-time basis (11 hrs max for undergraduate students and 8 hrs max for graduate students) may pay fees at an in-state rate in a given semester if they can establish, prior to the beginning of the semester, that he or she is employed full-time in the state of Tennessee. A letter of employment must be provided by the employer each semester. Information should be included verifying that the student is employed full-time (minimum of 37.5 hours per week.) 6) An active duty military personnel whose ‘Home of Record’ is Tennessee but who is stationed elsewhere is considered an in-state student for fee paying purposes. 7) Applicants who provide evidence that they have been transferred by their employer to Tennessee will be considered in-state. A letter from the employer is required prior to the beginning of the semester for documentation. 8) Students who are non-immigrant visa holders will be considered as non-residents for fee paying purposes. Students who are on a work related visa (H-1) may be eligible to pay in-state fees providing that they work full-time in Tennessee and enroll part-time. Documentation should be provided by the employer prior to the beginning of the semester. Applicants who hold an “H-4” visa and who have applied for “Dual Intent Status” must provide documentation validating the filing to be considered for in-state tuition. 9) Non-immigrant visa holders who have been approved for Permanent Residency status must provide one the following as documentation to be considered an in-state student for fee paying purposes; congratulatory letter from Homeland Security, stamped passport, or copy of green card. Asylum and refugee classifications are considered to be Permanent Residents. A copy of the I-94 card is required."
The University of Michigan Law School"...In-State Tuition Guidelines are complex and comprehensive and in order to ensure that they are fairly implemented, review of additional information by the experts in the Residency Classification Office is required in many cases—perhaps because you have been employed outside the state, or because you attended a college outside the state, or for one of many other possible reasons. The guidelines and application can be found at, or you're welcome to contact the Residency Classification Office with your questions, in person or by mail at 1210 LSA Building, 500 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382, by email at, or by telephone at 734.764.1400. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays."
University of Minnesota Law School"If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card), you are considered a Minnesota resident if:

You have lived in Minnesota for at least one calendar year prior to your first day of class attendance, and
Your primary reason for being in Minnesota is not to attend school.
An out-of-state history, including transfer coursework, graduation from a non-Minnesota high school, and out-of-state work experience, may result in an initial classification of nonresident.

If you are not sure whether you are considered a Minnesota resident, or if you believe that your residency has been inappropriately classified, you can:

Download our detailed brochure on residency, reciprocity and tuition exemptions. This booklet contains our official policy, and no other information replaces that policy.
Speak with the residency officer in the Office of Admissions, telephone 612-625-6330 or 1-800-752-1000.
If you have been classified as a nonresident, and want to be classified as a resident, you need to complete our Application for Resident Classification."
The University of Mississippi School of Law"If establishing Mississippi residency, submit the Mississippi Residency Form (pdf) with required documentation."
University of Missouri School of Law"Non-Missouri residents may petition for Missouri residency after their first year of law school. Paying in-state fees will considerably reduce your cost for obtaining your law degree. Keep in mind you have to meet certain eligibility requirements.

To qualify for in-state rates at Mizzou, you must meet the official residency requirements established by the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Please see our guide to establishing residency for a list of required documents and steps in the petitioning process.

To apply for in-state status, complete a Petition for Residency and submit it with photocopies of all required documentation. Each petition is reviewed individually."
University of Missouri—Kansas City School of LawMinimum eligibility requirements for Missouri residency, the Kansas rate, and the Metro rate:
Students over 21 may be eligible for residency if they have 12 months of domicile or if they relocated for retirement or employment.

Students under 21 who are dependent on their parents will be eligible if their parents can prove 12 months of domicile in the appropriate region or that they relocated here for retirement or employment. Dependent students are not eligible if their parents live in a state other than Kansas or Missouri.

Students under 21 who are independent from their parents will be able to qualify for Missouri residency if they can prove their independence from their out-of-state parents. These students can prove their independence by providing evidence of legal emancipation or by proving their financial independence. Both the student’s and the parent’s federal and state tax returns must be provided to show that the parents did not claim the student on their taxes.
University of Montana School of Law"With certain exceptions, in order to be eligible for in-state status, a person must meet a 12-month durational residency test. You will have to demonstrate a bona fide intent to become a Montana resident. The 12-month period does not start until some act indicative of an intent to establish residency is taken. Mere presence in Montana or enrollment at a unit will not serve to start this period. Sufficient acts to start the period are registration to vote, obtaining a Montana driver's license, registration of a motor vehicle in Montana, purchase of home in Montana, or filing of a resident Montana tax return. The 12-months must be completed by the 15th instructional day to qualify for that term.

For more information regarding residency, please see: "
University of Nebraska College of Law"Q: Can I apply for residency?

A: In certain circumstances, students may be eligible to apply for residency. Students who qualify must complete and return the Application for Residency Classification for Tuition Purposes form within the appropriate timeframe listed on the form. Click here for more information on eligibility and for the Application. The University of Nebraska College of Law follows the University of Nebraska’s residency policy exactly; however, please note that the links and information on that site for scholarships and costs are for undergraduate students and NOT law students. Please contact the Nebraska College of Law’s Admissions Office for questions regarding residency, scholarships, and costs."
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law"How do I obtain Nevada residency?

Applicants who have lived in Nevada for twelve consecutive months prior to the start of classes and Nevada high school graduates will be classified as residents for tuition purposes when they provide documentation substantiating the assertion of residency. All applicants and current students must fill out a residency application to substantiate their claims to Nevada residency."
The University of New Mexico School of LawHow do you petition for New Mexico residency for tuition purposes?

Acquire the Petition for In-State Tuition Classification and the checklist of required supporting documentation. All supporting documents are kept confidential. Petitions are accepted for the Fall term beginning the first week of July, and for the Spring term beginning the first week of December. Your completed petition and required supporting documentation must be submitted to the Mesa Vista Hall North One-Stop, no later than the second Friday of the term.
University of North Carolina School of Law"How do I qualify for resident tuition?
To qualify as a resident of North Carolina for application purposes, you must have established a legal residence in North Carolina at least 365 days prior to the application date. Questions to determine legal residence are completed as part of the supplemental application for admission. Depending on these responses, an applicant may be asked to complete the full North Carolina Residency Form before a final determination can be made. Residency decisions will only be made in conjunction with an application for admission. It is not possible to have a residency determination made prior to the submission of an application.

To qualify as a resident of North Carolina for tuition purposes, an applicant must have established a legal residence in North Carolina at least 365 days prior to the start of classes. See NC Residency Determination for further details."
North Carolina Central University School of Law"To qualify as a resident for tuition purposes, a person must have established legal residence (domicile) in North Carolina and maintained that legal residence for 12 months immediately prior to his or her classification as a resident for tuition purposes."
University of North Dakota School of Law"The deadline to apply for the resident tuition rate is always the first day of class for the semester in which you are applying.

Step 1: Review the North Dakota University System Resident Tuition Law and Guidelines

Step 2: Complete the North Dakota Residency Tuition Application

This form must be completed electronically. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

All applicants must submit both:

A valid ND Driver’s License issued one year prior to your application date.
Proof of residency that verifies your (at least) one year residence in ND. (i.e. utility bills, lease agreements, or mortgage statements). If the student's name is not printed on the document, it cannot be used for proof of residency for tuition purposes."
Northern Illinois University College of Law"Documentation and instructions on residency are available at the Office of Registration and Records:"
Northern Kentucky University—Salmon P. Chase College of Law"If your home is in Kentucky, you may qualify for Kentucky residency. Additionally, if one of your parents or legal guardian is a resident of Kentucky, you may qualify for Kentucky residency. If your home is in Ohio, you may qualify for either the Ohio Metro Rate or Ohio Reciprocity. If your home is in Indiana, you may qualify for the Indiana Rate. If you do not qualify for the Ohio Metro Rate, Ohio Reciprocity, or the Indiana Rate you will be charged out-of-state (non-resident) tuition."
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law"Ohio residents receive a top-notch legal education for an excellent value. Whether one is an Ohio native returning to the Buckeye State or an out-of-state student, establishing Ohio residency is relatively easy.

Students relocating to Ohio for their legal education can be reclassified as Ohio residents and pay the in-state tuition rate after living in the state for 12 months and meeting other criteria. Nearly all of our students pay in-state tuition by the second and third years of law school.

The Moritz College of Law is not involved with establishing Ohio residency. Rather, students work directly with the Office of the University Registrar. Residency rules, deadlines, and related materials are available on the Registrar’s website."
University of Oklahoma College of Law"All applicants are classified as resident or nonresident for admission and tuition purposes, based on information provided on the application for admission. Applicants may be required to submit evidence to substantiate their claim to resident classification. A uniform policy concerning resident status exists for all state-supported institutions of higher education in Oklahoma.

If an applicant has questions regarding resident classification or would like to request a copy of the policy statement, he or she may contact the Office of Admissions, The University of Oklahoma, 1000 Asp Avenue, Norman, Oklahoma, 73019-0430 or by phone at (405) 325-2251.

Click here to for more information about Oklahoma's Residency Policy (opens in new window)."
University of Oregon School of LawHow can I prove that I should be classified as a resident?

The first step in making a case for residency is to apply for admission. The Office of Admissions will make an initial residency assessment. If you disagree with this assessment, you may complete a Residence Information Affidavit. This form is submitted to the Residency Officer, who reviews the information and makes a decision about the affidavit. If the affidavit is approved, you will be classified as a resident. If the affidavit is denied, you may appeal in person or in writing to the Inter-institutional Residency Committee.
The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law"A student may challenge his/her residence classification by filing a written petition with Dickinson Law's Office of Admissions and Financial Aid who will consider such petition and render a timely decision that shall constitute an exhaustion of administrative remedies."
The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law"A student requesting reclassification as a Pennsylvania resident for Commonwealth Scholar Grant eligibility must demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that his/her domicile is in Pennsylvania, and that his/her presence in Pennsylvania is not primarily for educational purposes. Each request shall be decided individually on the basis of all facts submitted by the petitioner. Accordingly, it is not possible to list a specific combination of factors or set of circumstances which, if met, would ensure reclassification for tuition purposes."
University of Pittsburgh School of Law"Residency status is determined at the University level. Click here for residency requirements."
University of Puerto Rico School of LawNOT FOUND
Rutgers—The State University—School of Law—Camden"Law students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents can qualify quickly for in-state tuition by establishing that they have become a New Jersey resident. This can be documented with:
-A current New Jersey driver's license
-New Jersey voter registration
-A long-term residential lease or house purchase"
Rutgers University School of Law—Newark"Law students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents can qualify quickly for in-state tuition by establishing that they have become a New Jersey resident. This can be documented with:
-A current New Jersey driver's license
-New Jersey voter registration
-A long-term residential lease or house purchase"
University of South Carolina School of Law"Upon admission, all students claiming South Carolina as their state of residence must complete SC Residency Certification in Self Service Carolina. Any new student claiming South Carolina as their residence who does not apply for residency will be billed at non-resident tuition rates."
The University of South Dakota School of LawAs a public school, tuition costs vary based on residency status. You can determine your eligibility for South Dakota residency by reviewing the South Dakota Board of Regents Policy. If you wish to apply for a change of residency status, you must contact the University Registrar’s Office.
Southern Illinois University School of Law
To be reclassified as an Illinois resident ("in-state") for tuition assessment purposes, students will need to complete and submit the application for Illinois residency that is available below.

Application for Illinois residency This PDF application should be used by Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law students.

For certain questions on the application, supporting documentation is requested and that documentation must be included with the completed application when the application is submitted to the appropriate University office. In addition, the application must be notarized.3
Southern University Law CenterNOT FOUND
SUNY Buffalo Law School"Because we are a public law school, our in-state tuition is very affordable. Out-of-state residents pay a slightly higher tuition but are eligible to establish New York residency for their second and third years of study. If you are an out-of-state student, consider changing your permanent state of residency to New York. To qualify for in-state residency, visit UB's Student Accounts and complete the Application for Residency for New York State Tuition PurposesDownload pdf (PDF)."
Temple University—James E. Beasley School of Law"How can I be classified as a Pennsylvania resident?

The law school makes the initial determination of residency based on the information provided in each applicant’s admissions materials. Students can check their residency classification on the Online Status Check.

Generally, a student who comes to Pennsylvania primarily or solely for the purpose of pursuing his or her education will not be considered a Pennsylvania resident for tuition purposes. A student may challenge his or her non-resident classification by submitting a residency application to the University Office of Academic Records. Students considering a challenge to a non-resident classification should be aware that choosing to live in campus-related or university housing may raise a barrier to reclassification. Click here for application materials and more information."
University of Tennessee College of LawProspective students residing in states other than Tennessee frequently ask how they can be reclassified as a resident of Tennessee so they can be eligible for the in-state tuition rate. Residency classification involves the legal definition of “domicile” and is influenced by the status of a student as “dependent” or “independent” of his or her parents. State regulations guide public colleges and universities in applying rules to determine if students are classified as “in-state” or “out of state.” The residency classification of a student under the age of 24 and still in the care or custody of their parents is the same as the residency of the parent, and if even one parent lives in Tennessee, that student is classified as in-state. While professional students are considered independent of their parents for consideration for federal financial aid, prospective students seeking reclassification still must show that the move to Tennessee was not primarily for educational purposes.

The residency reclassification decision is based on clear and convincing evidence that the candidate has established himself or herself as a resident of Tennessee. Law students who have been successful in the reclassification process have established ties to the state of Tennessee through employment while in law school and during the summers between years of law school, taken steps to establish themselves as a professional in the community and in the legal community in the state, and demonstrated their intent to remain in the state after graduation. Additionally, students who have been reclassified have taken the steps citizens normally take when establishing domicile, such as changing one’s driver’s license and registering to vote in Tennessee.

If you are currently a resident of a state other than Tennessee and wish to be considered for classification as a Tennessee resident for tuition purposes, please complete and submit the Residency Reclassification Form (PDF) and provide a statement outlining the steps you have taken to establish domicile in Tennessee—along with any supporting documentation—and include any information that demonstrates your ties to the state.
The University of Texas School of Law"Generally, an applicant must reside and establish a domicile in the state of Texas for a period of one year prior to enrolling as a student. The University's Residency Officer (not the law school) makes determinations of residency status. Questions concerning a candidate's classification as a resident or as a nonresident should be directed to Graduate and International Admissions Center at or 512-475-7391. Visit for additional information."
Texas Southern University—Thurgood Marshall School of LawNOT FOUND
Texas Tech University School of Law"Students who move to Texas after reaching the age of 18 are considered to be nonresidents unless they have resided in the state for other than educational purposes for a period of 12 months immediately preceding enrollment. Questions of residency status frequently arise concerning members of the Armed Forces assigned to duty in Texas and persons who have been Texas residents but have moved out of Texas for employment."
The University of Toledo College of Law"To be classified as an Ohio resident for tuition purposes you must present evidence that you qualify as an Ohio resident under the criteria set forth by the Ohio Board of Regents or that you meet one of the specific exceptions. In general, you must live in Ohio for 12 consecutive months before enrollment to be considered an Ohio resident. Those individuals who are living in Ohio for the sole purpose of obtaining higher education are generally not eligible for classification as Ohio residents. Visit the UToledo Office of the Registrar's Ohio In-State Residency for more information."
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law"Students attending the S.J. Quinney College of Law who are coded as non-residents for tuition purposes are required to pay non-resident tuition and fees (Utah Code Annotated 1953, 53B-8-102). Under current University of Utah policy, non-residents are able to apply for residency after successfully completing 40 law school credit hours and residing in Utah for the twelve continuous months immediately prior to the first day of class for the academic term in which the student wishes to be considered a resident. To earn 40 credits within 12 months requires attending summer school for ten credits after completing the first year curriculum. Summer school tuition is charged at the in-state rate for all students.
While the completion of credit hours is the most common method our students use to qualify for residency, there are a number of situations under which a non-resident can be reclassified as a resident."
University of Virginia School of Law"Current students at Virginia Law who are seeking to apply to change their residency status to in-state should instead complete the Virginia Student Status Form that is also available at under "Other Forms for Current UVA Students or Applicants (if requested by office)."
Washburn University School of Law"Current Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska residents can attend Washburn Law at resident tuition rates.
Residents of all other states can qualify for in-state tuition after only six months (e.g., non-resident students living in Kansas by July 1 prior to their first fall semester can take advantage of resident tuition when they enroll for the second semester in January).
Active duty and veteran military who have received an honorable discharge (shown on DD Form 214), their spouses, and dependents qualify for in-state tuition."
University of Washington School of Law"Residency policies are set by the Washington legislature and applied uniformly throughout Washington’s colleges and universities. For more details regarding residence classification, please review the various pages of our website, and also reference the following links to read the relevant Revised Code of Washington and Washington Administrative Code."
Wayne State University Law School"Resident tuition is available to Michigan residents and those who qualify for the University's Good Neighbor Program, including residents of Ontario or the contiguous counties of Ohio (Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa, and Williams Counties)."

"Current rules and regulations regarding the residency policy can be found in the University Bulletin and are attached to the Application for Residency Classification. The rules and regulations are subject to change without notice by action of the Board of Governors, and the university reserves the right to correct errors in a student's residency classification at any time. After enrolling, a student may challenge the initial classification made by the Office of Admissions by filing an Application for Residency Classification with Registration and Scheduling."
West Virginia University College of LawNOT FOUND
William & Mary Law School"As one of Virginia's public institutions, William & Mary adheres to the domiciliary requirements set forth by Virginia law. Reduced tuition charges are subsidized by the taxpayers of Virginia, and eligibility is governed by Section 23.1-500 through 23.1-510 of the Code of Virginia.

The following links provide source documents concerning domicile. All determinations of in-state tuition eligibility are dictated by the Code of Virginia and the regulations set forth by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) Domicile Guidelines. "
University of Wisconsin Law School"All applicants are required to complete the Registrar’s Record of Residence form, regardless of whether you are claiming residency. This form will be sent to you via email after you apply, and is used to determine whether you are eligible for in-state tuition. Residency for tuition purposes can be a complex issue and is governed by Wisconsin state statutes. Residency determinations are made by the UW-Madison Registrar’s Office, and not by the Law School. For more information about residency for tuition, please visit the Registrar's Residence for Tuition Purposes page or contact the Office of the Registrar's Residency Counselors at 608-262-1355.."
University of Wyoming College of Law"Residency
Residency status for tuition purposes is not automatically granted. The minimum amount of time you
have to reside in the state to qualify is one year; however it is very rare that a student’s residency status is
based solely on that factor. Decisions for changes in status are made through the Office of the Registrar at
the University. These decisions are made on a case–by–case basis. Multiple factors in addition to the time
an applicant has resided in Wyoming are considered. The website listing the University’s policies on
residency status is: Specific
questions regarding establishing residency status should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at (307)
766–5272 or"