In-state Residency For Tuition Surcharge Purposes
Our residency guidelines
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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.
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.
|Summer 2021||May 10, 2021|
|Fall 2021||August 16, 2021|
|Spring 2022||January 3, 2022|
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.