College of Law

Residency Resources

Residency status is determined by our Toledo Law Admissions team. This determination is based on the information you provide in your law school application. Factors relevant to our residency determination include your current and permanent place of residence, place of most recent employment, and the duration of both residence and employment.

We encourage you to review the information and links below, which further explain our Ohio residency guidelines and procedures.


Residency FAQ

How do I establish Ohio residency for tuition purposes?
To be classified as an Ohio resident for tuition purposes you must present evidence that you qualify as an Ohio resident under the criteria set forth by the Ohio Board of Regents or that you meet one of the specific exceptions. In general, you must live in Ohio for 12 consecutive months before enrollment to be considered an Ohio resident. Those individuals who are living in Ohio for the sole purpose of obtaining higher education are generally not eligible for classification as Ohio residents. Visit the UToledo Office of the Registrar's Ohio In-State Residency for more information.

My spouse moved to Ohio for a job 6 months ago. Am I considered to be an Ohio resident?
Maybe. If your spouse is employed full-time and has established domicile in Ohio for reasons other than securing in-state tuition rates, you may be considered an Ohio resident for tuition purposes, even if you haven't resided in Ohio for 12 consecutive months before your law school enrollment. Please note that specific documentation is required to demonstrate self-sustaining, full-time employment and domicile.

I have been an Ohio resident for my entire life except during the past 12 months. Am I still considered to be an Ohio resident?
In general, you must have lived in Ohio for 12 months before enrolling at Toledo Law to be considered an Ohio resident. Absence from the state, other than standard vacation time, can influence Ohio residency. Visit the UToledo Office of the Registrar's Ohio In-State Residency for more information.

I received my bachelor's degree from an Ohio college or university. Am I eligible for in-state tuition?
Effective in academic year 2020-21, UToledo has reduced the out-of-state surcharge to only $1 for graduate students who received their bachelor's degrees in Ohio.

Are there any exceptions that may grant Ohio residency immediately?
Yes. Visit the UToledo Office of the Registrar's Ohio In-State Residency for more information.

Once I have been admitted as an out-of-state resident, am I automatically given in-state tuition after living in Ohio for 12 consecutive months?
No. You must complete the Application for Ohio Residency and submit it to the Law Registrar for evaluation. Students who do not meet the Ohio residency requirements at the time of application are encouraged to apply for Ohio residency status while attending law school. Should your residency status change, appropriate adjustments will be made to your financial aid, tuition, and fees in the next term. Visit the UToledo Office of the Registrar's Ohio In-State Residency for more information. The applications are due before the beginning of the term in which the reclassification is requested, preferably 30 calendar days before the term starts. Applications submitted once the term begins will not be considered for that term. No retroactive reclassification will be granted.


Questions?
Toledo Law Admissions
419.530.4131
law.admissions@utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 7/31/20