Determining Ohio Residency

Status as a resident of Ohio shall be defined by the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education by rule promulgated pursuant to Chapter 119 of the Revised Code. No adjudication as to the status of any person under such rule, however, shall be required to be made pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

Ohio in-state residency is first decided during the admission application process. Students who are determined to be non-residents of the state of Ohio are required to pay the out-of-state tuition surcharge. To be reclassified as an Ohio resident, they must prove residency based on the Residency Rule as defined by the Ohio Revised Code (3333.31). Information on the process for requesting in-state residency status can be found on the Registrar's Website.

Note regarding Selective ServiceSection 3345.32 of the Ohio Revised Code requires that all male students at any state college or university between the ages of 18 and 26 who are Ohio residents must register with the Selective Service System and file a statement of their Selective Service status. Failure to do so will result in a non-resident tuition surcharge.  For more information on Selective Service, click here.