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Residency Status Change For Tuition Purposes


Requests for residency must be approved prior to the first day of classes of the academic term you desire reclassification; therefore, application materials and all appropriate documentation must be submitted by the published deadlines below:

   FALL: 
 Apply by July 15
   SPRING: 
 Apply by December 15
   SUMMER:  Apply by May 1

Retroactive residency determinations cannot be made for tuition surcharge purposes. 


General Information

  • New students appealing their nonresident status of Ohio at the time of their admission should apply for residency at their admitting office.
  • Current and former Kent Campus students wishing to apply for a change in residency status for tuition purposes must complete and file a Request for Resident Classification for Tuition Purposes form, along with supporting documentation, at the Office of the University Registrar, Room 108 Schwartz Center. Communication from the Registrar's Office regarding the student's residency request will be sent via email using the student's kent.edu address.   Click here for the Request for Resident Classification for Tuition Purposes form.

    Note: Regional Campus students should apply at their Regional Campus.
  • Because requests for residency must be approved prior to the first day of classes of the academic term you desire reclassification, application materials and all appropriate documentation must be submitted by the published deadlines. Retroactive residency determinations cannot be made for tuition surcharge purposes.  Any student denied classification or reclassification may appeal the denial to the Residency Appeals Committee within fourteen calendar days of their denial notification.

   


Veterans

Information regarding the Ohio G.I. Promise can be found at the University System Of Ohio - Ohio Board of Regents web site http://uso.edu/opportunities/ohioGIpromise/index.php or by calling them directly at 1-877-VETS-OH-1 (1-877-838-7641)

Federal G.I. Bill additional information can be found at their web site http://www.gibill.va.gov/ or by calling them directly at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).

   


Forever Buckeye

Is a provision under Ohio Law that allows students who graduated from an Ohio high school or completed the final year of instruction at home as authorized under section 3321.04 of the Revised code, to re-establish Ohio residency without the twelve month waiting period formally required to establish permanent domicile. The applicant only needs to provide proof of graduation from an Ohio high school, a permanent address in the state of Ohio, and have legal status to remain permanently in the United States. 

Complete the Forever Buckeye form and submit the following documents by the above posted deadlines: a) your Ohio high school transcript or a verification of your graduation on the high school’s letterhead stationary; and b) your current housing lease, property deed, or notarized affidavit from parents/other. (Please note: A copy of a high school diploma is not sufficient evidence of high school graduation. An Ohio high school does not include GED.) If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must attach copy of supporting documents establishing your current immigration or Visa status.

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