Procedures, Forms, and Deadlines
Complete Eligible Citizen Proof
State law requires Resident students to provide proof of Citizenship, Permanent Residency, Visa, or other Lawful Immigration Status. Students that cannot do so are charged as Non-resident, even if they are technically classified as Resident.
Students must complete the Eligible Citizen Proof item in their LOUIE “To-Do” list before attempting residency reclassification. The Non-Resident Arizona High School Graduate Tuition Rate Application is exempt from this requirement.
Students with US Visas Accordion Closed
Students with US Visas may be eligible to be reclassified if your Visa is listed in GREEN on this document.
If you hold a Visa not highlighted in GREEN you are not eligible to petition for a change in residency. Our office will not accept your submission if you hold an in-eligible Visa. Refer to University “Residency for Tuition Purposes” Policy I-13 and ABOR Policy 4-203 (D).
If you have a pending Permanent Resident application, meaning you have submitted an I-485 and have received back an I-797 from USCIS, contact the office for more information. You may be eligible for reclassification even if your Visa is not eligible.
Important Submission Information
- Failure to submit by the deadline waives your right to petition for that term. Late submissions cannot be accepted and there is no option to appeal.
- Personal circumstances, such as academic merit or financial hardship, are not considered during petition review.
- Additional documentation may be required after the initial review.
- The phrase “resident for tuition purposes” is separate from definitions of Arizona residency established by other state agencies. Being a resident for licensing, voting, or tax purposes does not mean an individual is automatically a resident for tuition purposes.
- Processing time is up to twenty (20) business days.
- There are no extensions of payment due dates when your petition is awaiting review. Charges are due as they appear and late fees still apply. Refunds are issued, if necessary, upon reclassification approval.
- Students must have course enrollment in the term they are seeking reclassification. Your submission cannot be reviewed if you do not have course enrollment.
- Students with NO 16-week courses, please contact our office before submitting.
Spring 2021 Accordion Closed
First day residency petition forms are reviewed in order received (for enrolled students): Monday, November 9th, 2020
Last day for incoming Freshmen to submit change of residency status form and be considered for the Lumberjack Scholarship upon approval: Friday, January 8th, 2021
Any incoming Freshmen submitting a change of residency status form after this day will only be eligible for the Dean’s or President’s resident scholarships
Last day to submit change of residency status forms: Friday, January 22nd, 2021 (16 week terms)
Last day to submit residency reclassification appeal (if residency petition was denied): Friday, March 5th, 2021
Fall 2021 Accordion Closed
First day residency petition begin review in order received: Late Spring 2021, after new Fall 2021 students are enrolled in Fall 2021 courses by advisors. Students must be enrolled in courses for their residency to be reviewed.
Last day for incoming Freshmen to submit change of residency status form and be considered for the Lumberjack Scholarship upon approval: Friday, August 20th 2021
Any incoming Freshmen submitting a change of residency status form after August 20th 2021 day will only be eligible for the Dean’s or President’s resident scholarships, not Lumberjack.
Last day to submit change of residency status forms: Thursday, September 2nd 2021
Last day to submit residency reclassification appeal (if residency petition was denied): Friday, October 1st 2021
All submissions must be either mailed or submitted in-person at our office. Emailed submissions will not be accepted.