Ohio Residency for Tuition Purposes

Where to Apply

All applications and appropriate documentation for Ohio Residency for Tuition Purposes must be sent to the One Stop. They can either be scanned as a PDF and e-mailed to residency@miamioh.edu or mailed to Residency Officer, One Stop Services – 301 S. Campus Avenue Oxford, Ohio 45056 or faxed to (513) 529-0003 attention residency officer. Before submitting your application, please redact any social security numbers that may be included on your documentation.

Download and submit the Residency Application

Dates and Deadlines

Application materials and all appropriate documentation must be submitted by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for the term reclassification is desired:

  • Winter Term: December 1
  • Spring Semester: December 15
  • Summer Term: April 15
  • Fall Semester: July 15

Requirements and Criteria

In general, a student must demonstrate that s/he meets all of the criteria in one of the following sections:

  1. A dependent student whose spouse or at least one of whose parent or legal guardian has been a resident of the State of Ohio for all other legal purposes for 12 consecutive months or more immediately preceding the enrollment of the student in an institution of higher education.
  2. An independent person who has been a resident of Ohio for all other legal purposes for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding his or her enrollment in an institution of higher education and who is not receiving, and has not directly or indirectly received in the preceding 12 consecutive months, financial support from persons or entities who are not residents of Ohio for all other legal purposes.
  3. A dependent child of a parent or legal guardian, or the spouse of a person who, as of the first day of a term of enrollment, has accepted full-time self-sustaining employment and established domicile in the State of Ohio for reasons other than gaining the benefit of favorable tuition rates.
  4. A veteran and the veteran’s spouse and any dependent of a veteran, who meets the following conditions:
    1. The veteran either (i) served one or more years on active military duty and was honorably discharged or received a medical discharge that was related to the military service or (ii) was killed while serving on active military duty or has been declared to be missing in action or a prisoner of war.
    2. If the veteran seeks residency status for tuition surcharge purposes, the veteran has established domicile in this state as of the first day of term of enrollment in an institution of higher education. If the spouse or a dependent of the veteran seeks residency status for tuition surcharge purposes, the veteran and the spouse or dependent seeking residency status have established domicile in this state as of the first day of a term of enrollment in an institution of higher education, except that if the veteran was killed while serving on active military duty or has been declared to be missing in action or a prisoner of war, or is deceased after discharge, only the spouse or dependent seeking residency status shall be required to have established domicile in accordance with this division.
  5. A person who, while a resident of this state for state subsidy and tuition surcharge purposes, graduated from a high school in this state or completed the final year of instruction at home as authorized under section 3321.04 of the Revised Code, if the person enrolls in an institution of higher education and established domicile in this state, regardless of the student’s residence prior to that enrollment.
  6. An independent person who is living and is gainfully employed on a full-time or part-time and 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.
  7. A person who enters and currently remains upon active duty status in the United States military service while a resident of Ohio for all other legal purposes and his other dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio for these purposes as long as Ohio remains the state of such person’s domicile.
  8. A person on active duty status in the United States military service who is stationed and resides in Ohio and his or her dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio for these purposes.
  9. A person who is transferred by his 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 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 as long as such person has fulfilled his or her tax liability to the State of Ohio for at least the tax year preceding enrollment.
  10. A person who has been employed as a migrant worker in the State of Ohio and his or her dependents shall be considered a resident for these purposes provided such a person has worked in Ohio at least four months during each of the three years preceding the proposed enrollment.
  11. 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 as residents of Ohio while in service and upon completion of service in the community service position (VISTA, Americorps, City Year, Peace Corps or working for an elected or appointed public official for a period of time not exceeding 24 consecutive months).
  12. 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.
  13. A person who is a member of the Ohio National Guard, and his or her spouse and dependents, shall be considered residents of Ohio while the person is in Ohio National Guard service.
  14. A person who meets the eligibility requirements for The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014.