Forever Buckeye Ohio Residency for Ohio High School Graduates

The State of Ohio’s 2012-2013 budget established a provision called Forever Buckeye. This provision extends the in-state tuition rate to Ohio high school graduates having the current legal status to remain permanently in the United States, who enroll in an Ohio public institution of higher education, and who establish a primary residence in Ohio by the first day of classes of the requested term, regardless of the student's residence prior to that enrollment.

For the purpose of eligibility for Forever Buckeye, a student must have 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 and at that time be the dependent of an eligible Ohio resident as defined in the Ohio Administrative Code 3333-1-10 and Ohio Revised Code 3333.31.

How to Apply for Forever Buckeye Ohio Residency for Tuition Purposes

Complete the Forever Buckeye Ohio Residency Application. Please note that the application includes specific instructions in regards to required documentation. The University Residency Officer may require additional documentation prior to making a determination regarding eligibility for residency for tuition purposes under Forever Buckeye. The University Residency Officer will not review the Forever Buckeye application until all requested documents have been submitted. Miami University is required to follow Ohio Department of Higher Education guidelines in interpreting and applying Forever Buckeye and Ohio Administrative Code 3333-1-10.