The University of Toledo Admission

In state Tutition Requirements

In-State Tuition Requirements

In general, a student must live in Ohio for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding enrollment to be considered an Ohio resident.  Find out more information below, or contact the Registrar's Office and ask about Ohio-Residency guidelines.

In-state Tuition Requirements

Residents of Ohio or Monroe County, Mich., for the 12 months immediately preceding enrollment are eligible to pay in-state tuition. The following situations would also qualify a student for in-state tuition; however, special documentation is required and should be sent with the application. All references to Ohio are interchangeable with Monroe County, Mich.

*If you begin at UT as an out-of-state student, you could petition for reclassification after 12 consecutive months of residing in Ohio and by meeting all other requirements.  

1. Spouse of someone, or the dependent of a parent or legal guardian, who has resided in Ohio for the past 12 months. Documentation required:

  • Original signed letter on company letterhead from the employer stating that the parent or spouse is currently employed, the employment effective date, and that Ohio taxes are being withheld.
  • Copy of a lease agreement or the first page of an official document showing the spouse or parent owns a home in Ohio.
  • Copy of spouse’s or parent’s federal and Ohio tax returns.
  • Copy of spouse’s or parent’s Ohio driver’s license or state of Ohio I.D.

 

2. Spouse of someone, or the dependent of a parent or legal guardian, who accepted full-time employment in Ohio and established domicile in Ohio as of the first day of the semester. Documentation required:

  • Original signed letter on company letterhead from the employer stating that the parent or spouse is currently employed full time in Ohio, the employment effective date, the base salary amount, and that Ohio taxes are being withheld.
  • Copy of a lease agreement or the first page of an official document showing the spouse or parent owns a home in Ohio.
  • For dependent students, copy of parent’s federal and Ohio tax returns to confirm student’s dependent status.

 

3. A person who is full- or part-time employed in Ohio and is self-supporting on Ohio taxable funds from employment (not including additional aid or source of income that may be received) and will be attending on a part-time basis through the 12-month period. Documentation required:

  • Original signed letter on company letterhead from the employer stating employment effective date, that he/she is currently employed, number of hours worked per week, base salary amount (annual or weekly), and that Ohio taxes are being withheld.
  • Copy of a lease agreement or the first page of an official document showing that he/she owns a home in Ohio.
  • Most recent pay stub showing Ohio taxable earnings year-to-date.

 

4. A person who enters and remains on active duty status in the U.S. military service while a resident of Ohio for all other legal purposes and his/her dependents and spouse shall be considered Ohio residents, as long as Ohio remains the state of such person’s domicile. Documentation required:

  • A copy of his/her current military orders, if on active duty, or discharge papers indicating that Ohio is the state of record or a copy of a current LES (Leave and Earnings Statement) showing that Ohio taxes are being withheld.

 

5. A person who is on active duty status in the U.S. military service and is stationed and resides in Ohio and his/her dependents and spouse shall be considered residents of Ohio. Documentation required:

  • A copy of his or her current military orders showing that the person is stationed in Ohio or that Ohio is the state of record, or a copy of a current LES (Leave & Earnings Statement) showing that Ohio taxes are being withheld.

 

6. The Ohio GI Promise allows qualified veterans and their dependents and spouses to be considered Ohio residents for in-state tuition. These conditions must be met:

  • The veteran has been honorably discharged or medically separated from service with at least one year of service. The dependents are also eligible if the veteran was killed (KIA), declared missing in action (MIA) or a prisoner of war (POW).
  • The veteran has established domicile in Ohio as of the first day of enrollment. In cases where the veteran was KIA, MIA or POW, only the dependents/spouse need to be domiciled in Ohio.

Documentation required:

  • Copy of veteran’s DD-214 to determine eligibility
  • Copy of an Ohio lease agreement or the first page of an official document showing the veteran owns a home in Ohio. In cases where the veteran was KIA, MIA or POW, this document should be in the name of the dependents/spouse.

 

7. Under the ‘Forever Buckeye’ rule, a person who, while being a resident of Ohio, graduated from an Ohio high school and who establishes domicile in Ohio as of the first day of the semester can be considered for in-state status for tuition, regardless of the person’s residence prior to enrollment. Documentation required:

  • Student is a freshman: The official high school transcript which is required for admission purposes will also meet the requirement to validate graduation from an Ohio high school.
  • Student is a transfer: An official or unofficial high school transcript with a graduation date.  A copy of the high school diploma is not sufficient.
  • Copy of a lease agreement or the first page of an official document showing that he/she owns a home in Ohio.

Note: Students who received a GED and Monroe County, Mich., residents do not qualify under this provision.

Last Updated: 6/26/15