Provost's Office

Policy Determining Ohio Residency

(Effective October, 1989; subject to periodic change)

Rules Governing Ohio Residency Qualifications

The initial determination of residency shall be made by the Director of Admissions for undergraduate students and undergraduate students with a degree, by the Graduate Dean for graduate students, and by the Chairperson of the Admissions Committee of the College of Law for law students. The initial determination may be reclassified only after formal approval by the Residency Committee. The initial determination is made by the first office/college that admits a student to the University. Students who attend the University and change colleges/programs must file a formal application for reclassification.

A formal application form must be filed with the Residency Committee at least one month prior (30 days) to the beginning of the term for which the reclassification is requested (Note: Summer is considered one term beginning with the first day of summer classes not the first day of a particular session). Application forms are available from the Office of Student Accounts.

Astudent is a resident of Ohio if he meets the following requirements, as established by the Ohio Board of Regents (enrollment is defined as being the first day of classes) pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, and under the authority conferred upon the Ohio Board of Regents by Section 3333.31 of the Revised Code.

General Residency for Subsidy and Tuition Surcharge Purposes

The following persons shall be classified as residents of the state of Ohio for subsidy and tuition surcharge purposes:

1. Dependent students, at least one of whose parents or legal guardian has been resident of the state of Ohio for all other legal purposes for 12 consecutive months or more immediately preceding the enrollment of such student in an institution of higher education shall be considered a resident.

2. Persons who have resided in Ohio for all other legal purposes for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding their enrollment in an institution of higher education and who are not receiving, and have 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 employment and established domicile in the state of Ohio for reasons other than gaining the benefit of favorable tuition rates. Residency status is lost immediately if the employed person upon whom resident student status was based accepts employment and establishes domicile outside Ohio less than 12 months after accepting employment and establishing domicile in Ohio.

Exceptions and Procedures

1. A 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.

2. A person who enters and currently remains upon active duty status in the U.S. military service 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.

3. A person on active duty status in the U.S. military service who is stationed and resides in Ohio, and his or her dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio for these purposes.

4. A person who is transferred by his employer beyond the territorial limits of the 50 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 as long as Ohio remains the state of such person's domicile and 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.

5. 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 person has worked in Ohio at least four months during each of the three years preceding the proposed enrollment.

6. A dependent person classified as a resident of Ohio for these purposes and who is enrolled in an institution of higher education when his or her parents or legal guardian remove their residency from the State of Ohio shall continue to be considered a resident during continuous full-time enrollment and until his or her completion of any one academic degree program.

7. In considering residency of a dependent student, removal of the student's parents or legal guardian from Ohio shall not, during a period of 12 months following such removal, constitute relinquishment of Ohio residency status otherwise established under paragraphs (1) or (2) of the previous rule.

8. Any person once classified as a non-resident, upon completion of 12 consecutive months of residency in Ohio for all other legal purposes, must apply to The University of Toledo Residency Committee for reclassification as a resident of Ohio for these purposes. Should such a person present clear and convincing proof that no part of his or her financial support is or in the preceding 12 consecutive months has been provided directly or indirectly by persons or entities who are not residents of Ohio for all other legal purposes, such a person shall be reclassified as a resident.

Evidentiary determinations under this rule shall be made by the University, which may require, among other things, the submission of information regarding the sources of a student's actual financial support.

Michigan Reciprocity Agreement

The states of Michigan and Ohio have entered into an agreement whereby The University of Toledo agrees to accept, at resident tuition rates, any resident of Monroe County (Michigan). Any student so admitted must meet all regular admission requirements of The University of Toledo, including those for the specific program for which admission was sought. Following the initial determination of residency status, any changes must be requested through formal application with the Office of Student Accounts by the end of the registration period for the term for which reclassification is requested. Eastern Michigan University agrees to accept Ohio residents at resident tuition rates.

Last Updated: 3/22/15