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The following exceptions to the general residency rules allow a person to be classified as a resident of the State of Ohio for tuition subsidy surcharge purposes. Complete explanation and requirements of each type of residency exception can be obtained by contacting the Office of the University Registrar.

E-1 Residency
Based upon employment for part-time students

E-1 of the O.B.R. guidelines states this classification is for:

"A person who is living and gainfully employed on a full-time or part-time self-sustaining basis in Ohio and who is pursuing a part-time program of instruction at an institution of higher education shall be considered a resident of Ohio for these purposes."

E-1 residency applies to persons who are residing and gainfully employed on a self-sustaining basis in Ohio, and who are pursuing a part-time program of instruction. E-1 residency generally pertains to persons who have resided in Ohio less than 12 consecutive months and have moved to Ohio for employment purposes. However, it may also include non-resident students who have lived in Ohio more than 12 months and are working to financially emancipate themselves from non-Ohio parents. The employment must begin and be self-sustaining before the first day of the semester a person seeks to qualify for E-1 residency. A student must be able to cover all living expenses (including tuition) solely with their employment income to qualify for this form of residency. Employment income must be subject to Ohio taxation to be considered eligible towards E-1 residency. Other sources of income such as loans, savings, etc. cannot be considered as income contributing to a student's self-sustaining status.

E-1 minimum documentation required:
Please submit:

  1. A letter from the student's employer on official company stationary or a notarized letter that indicates:
    • Student's name and last four digits of social security number
    • Date employment began
    • Number of hours student is working per week
    • Rate of pay per hour
    • Note: If your employment income includes wages such as "tips", you will also be required to submit at least three pay stubs to verify the amount of tips earned and subject to Ohio taxes. All income must be subject to Ohio taxes in order to be eligible towards E-1 residency.
  2. Proof of Ohio domicile:
    • Signed copy of rental agreement or lease.
    • Copy of Closing statement on a home.
    • If living with someone, a sworn affidavit from the owner of the residence certifying that you reside at that residence and the date you began living there.
  3. Copy of Ohio driver's license.
  4. Residency Petition form

E-2 Residency
For active duty military personnel

E-2 of the O.B.R. guidelines states this classification is for:

"A person who enters and currently remains upon active duty status in the United States military service while a resident of Ohio for all legal purposes and his or her dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio for these purposes as long as Ohio remains the state of such person's domicile."

This residency exception is for a person who entered active duty military status as a resident of Ohio and is returning to Ohio after being discharged. This residency exception is also for a person who entered active duty military status as a resident of Ohio and their spouse or dependent child would like to return to Ohio and attend The University of Akron while they are still on active duty military and not living in Ohio.

E-2 minimum documentation required:
Please submit:

  1. Either item (a) or (b) and then (c) if you're a dependent:
    • (a) Ohio Home of Record--enlistment papers, DD214 (discharge papers), State of Legal Residency Form dated at least 12 months prior to intended enrollment, or a letter from the base personnel officer verifying Ohio Home of Record.
    • (b) W-2 and/or most recent Leave and Earnings Statement (LES).
    • (c) (For Dependents Only) - In addition to the above, a signed letter from the parent verifying the dependent status of the student (refer to C(1) documentation) or a copy of a marriage certificate.
  2. Proof of Ohio domicile:
    • Signed copy of rental agreement or lease.
    • Copy of Closing statement on a home.
    • If living with someone, a sworn affidavit from the owner of the residence certifying that you reside at that residence and the date you began living there.
  3. Copy of Ohio driver's license.
  4. Residency Petition form

E-3 Residency
For active duty military personnel stationed in Ohio

E-3 of the O.B.R. guidelines states this classification is for:

"A person on active duty status in the United States military who is both stationed and residing in Ohio (and their dependents) shall be considered a resident of Ohio for tuition purposes."

This residency exception is for a person, or their spouse, or their dependent child, who is stationed in Ohio on active duty military.

E-3 minimum documentation required:
Please submit:

  1. A copy of student/parent/legal guardian's current active duty permanent change of station military orders verifying military transfer.
    • (For Dependents Only) - In addition to the above, a signed letter from the parent verifying the dependent status of the student (refer to C(1) documentation) or a copy of a marriage certificate.
  2. Proof of Ohio domicile:
    • Signed copy of rental agreement or lease.
    • Copy of Closing statement on a home.
    • If living with someone, a sworn affidavit from the owner of the residence certifying that you reside at that residence and the date you began living there.
  3. Copy of Ohio driver's license.
  4. Residency Petition form

E-4 Residency
For Ohio residents transferred outside of the United States by their employer

E-4 of the O.B.R. guidelines states this classification is for:

"A person who is transferred by their employer beyond the territorial limits of the fifty states of the United States and the District of Columbia while a resident of Ohio for all other legal purposes and their dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio for these purposes as long as Ohio remains the state of such person's domicile and as long as such person has fulfilled their tax liability to the State of Ohio for at least the tax year preceding enrollment."

This residency exception is for a person, or their spouse, or their dependent child, who would like to return to Ohio and attend The University of Akron when they have not lived in Ohio for the previous 12 consecutive months.

E-4 minimum documentation required:
Please Submit:

  1. Statement on employer's letterhead indicating the employee was an Ohio resident at the time of being transferred.
  2. Copy of employee's Ohio tax return for the previous year (self-prepared returns are not acceptable)
    • (For Dependents Only) - In addition to the above, a signed letter from the parent verifying the dependent status of the student (refer to C(1) documentation) or a copy of a marriage certificate.
  3. Proof of Ohio domicile:
    • Signed copy of rental agreement or lease.
    • Copy of Closing statement on a home.
    • If living with someone, a sworn affidavit from the owner of the residence certifying that you reside at that residence and the date you began living there.
  4. Copy of Ohio driver's license.
  5. Residency Petition form

E-5 Residency
For migrant Workers

E-5 of the O.B.R. guidelines states this classification is for:

"A person who has been employed as a migrant worker in the State of Ohio and their dependents shall be considered a resident for these purposes provided such a person has worked in Ohio at least four months during the three years preceding the proposed enrollment."

This residency exception is for a person, or their spouse, or their dependent child, who would like to attend The University of Akron and they have not lived in Ohio for the previous 12 consecutive months.

E-5 minimum documentation required:
Please Submit:

  1. Statement from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services verifying the parent/student/spouse has been working in Ohio at least four months during each of the previous three years.
    • (For Dependents Only) - In addition to the above, a signed letter from the parent verifying the dependent status of the student (refer to C(1) documentation) or a copy of a marriage certificate.
  2. Proof of Ohio domicile:
    • Signed copy of rental agreement or lease.
    • Copy of Closing statement on a home.
    • If living with someone, a sworn affidavit from the owner of the residence certifying that you reside at that residence and the date you began living there.
  3. Copy of Ohio driver's license.
  4. Residency Petition form

E-6 Residency
For community service

E-6 of the O.B.R. guidelines states this classification is for:

"A person who was considered a resident under this rule at the time the person started a community service position as defined under this rule, and his or her spouse and dependents, shall be considered residents of Ohio while in service and upon completion of service in the community service position."

This residency exception is for a person, or their spouse, or their dependent child, who was a resident of Ohio and took a position working for:

  1. VISTA, AmeriCorps, City Year, the Peace Corps, or any similar program as determined by the Ohio Board of Regents; or
  2. An elected or appointed public official for a period of time not exceeding 24 consecutive months.  The person now wishes to return to Ohio and be classified as a resident for tuition purposes.

E-6 minimum documentation required:
Please Submit:

  1. A sworn affidavit from the community service group or a signed statement on letterhead verifying Ohio home of record for the individual.
    • (For Dependents Only) - In addition to the above, a signed letter from the parent verifying the dependent status of the student (refer to C(1) documentation) or a copy of a marriage certificate.
  2. Proof of Ohio domicile:
    • Signed copy of rental agreement or lease.
    • Copy of Closing statement on a home.
    • If living with someone, a sworn affidavit from the owner of the residence certifying that you reside at that residence and the date you began living there.
  3. Copy of Ohio driver's license.
  4. Residency Petition form

E-7 Residency
For marital hardship

E-7 of the O.B.R. guidelines states this classification is for:

"A person who returns to the state of Ohio due to marital hardship, takes or has taken legal steps to end a marriage, and reestablishes financial dependence upon a parent or legal guardian (receives greater than 50% of his or her support from the parent or legal guardian), and his or her dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio."

This residency exception is for a person or their dependent child who returns to Ohio and has legally separated from their spouse and is now provided with more than 50% of their support from a parent who is a bona fide Ohio resident.

E-7 minimum documentation required:
Please Submit:

  1. Copy of court papers verifying the couple has taken legal steps to end the marriage.
  2. A sworn affidavit from the parents stating the following:
    • The student's name and last four digits of social security number.
    • Whether or not they are providing more than 50% of the financial support for the student.
    • Length of time they have lived in Ohio and paid taxes.
    • Whether they are U.S. Citizens, permanent resident aliens, or what their status is in the U.S.
  3. Proof of Ohio domicile:
    • Signed copy of rental agreement or lease.
    • Copy of Closing statement on a home.
    • If living with someone, a sworn affidavit from the owner of the residence certifying that you reside at that residence and the date you began living there
  4. Copy of Ohio driver's license.
  5. Residency Petition form

E-8 Residency
For Ohio National Guard

"A person who is a member of the Ohio National Guard and who is domiciled in Ohio, and his or her spouse or dependents, shall be considered residents of Ohio while the person is in the Ohio National Guard."

This residency exception is for a person, or their spouse, or their dependent child, is living in Ohio and is in the Ohio National Guard.

E-8 minimum documentation required:
Please Submit:

  1. A copy of enlistment papers or a letter from the base personnel officer verifying service in the Ohio National Guard.
    • (For Dependents Only) - In addition to the above, a signed letter from the parent verifying the dependent status of the student (refer to C(1) documentation) or a copy of a marriage certificate.
  2. Proof of Ohio domicile:
    • Signed copy of rental agreement or lease.
    • Copy of Closing statement on a home.
    • If living with someone, a sworn affidavit from the owner of the residence certifying that you reside at that residence and the date you began living there.
  3. Copy of Ohio driver's license.
  4. Residency Petition form


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