Residency Requirements

Residency Reclassification Verifications

Tuition rates for Utah residents and non-residents are based on Utah State Law, 53B-89-102 , and the Board of Regents R512 Policy. According to the law, a student must have maintained continuous residency in Utah for one full year to be eligible for a residency change. Applicants must also sign a written declaration that they have relinquished residency in another state and submit objective evidence that they have established residency. Forms of proof can include:  a Utah driver’s license, Utah voter registration, vehicle registration, proof of employment, proof of student status, Utah tax return. Residency applications are due seven days after the first day of classes.

Once you apply for residency reclassification you will need to provide proof of what you are claiming on your application.


  • Utah Driver’s License
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Utah Voter Registration
  • If under the age of 24, you must provide information that your parents are not claiming you on their taxes (1st page of their tax return showing dependents)

Provide evidence of physical presence in the state of Utah, some examples are:

  • Employment verification letter (full time/part time status and dates of employment)
  • Check stubs from working in Utah
  • Bank Account showing primary transactions are in Utah
  • Explanation of extenuating circumstances

Providing this information does not guarantee you will be approved for residency reclassification.

All items are due prior to the end of the 2nd week of the semester to be considered for that semester.

Other possible ways to qualify

  • Dependent children and spouses of those who obtain full-time employment and move to Utah.
  • Certain individuals recruited or transferred to Utah with full-time employment.
  • Certain persons who have a parent who is a resident of Utah.
  • Persons who marry a Utah resident. (The spouse must be a Utah resident before the marriage.)
  • Member of Utah National Guard
  • Active-duty military personnel with current duty station in Utah can pay resident tuition while they are stationed here. Also, there are some exceptions for certain military members who are deployed while attending school.
  • Children of Active Duty, United States Armed Forces Personnel whose parents are Utah residents.
  • Military Veterans that are using GI benefits to pay for their education
  • Native Americans who are registered on the tribal rolls of Tribes whose lands are contiguous to Utah (documentation required).

*Note: WUE, Nonresident Alumni Legacy, and Good Neighbor recipients are not eligible to apply for residency for tuition purposes using the time spent receiving the waiver. For detailed information regarding residency requirements, please refer to the Utah System of Higher Education’s website or feel free to contact the Registrar’s Office at 435-652-7708.