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Ohio Residency

Ohio Residency for Tuition Purposes

As a state-assisted institution, Ohio University is obligated to comply with the law established by the Ohio legislature and charged to the Ohio Department of Higher Education in regard to verifying residency status and assessing tuition costs for each student.

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

To be classified as an Ohio resident for tuition purposes, a student must meet the guidelines for residency as defined by the State Legislature and the Ohio Board of Regents. The term "Ohio resident" for tuition purposes may differ from other definitions of Ohio residency.

The following information is provided to assist you in determining if you qualify for Ohio Residency for university fee purposes.

Residency Forms

The links below are available using Adobe Acrobat Reader* to assist you in pursuing Ohio residency for university fee purposes.

*If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader you may download the free version from Adobe to view these PDF documents.

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Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Admissions
Chubb Hall 120
1 Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701-2979

Graduate and Medical Students

Graduate College
Grosvenor Hall 102
1 Ohio University Drive
Athens, Ohio 45701-2979