Office of the Registrar

Ohio In-State Residency and Reciprocity

Application deadlines for upcoming terms

Applications must be submitted prior to the deadlines listed below.

Spring 2024

December 15, 2023:  All students, including Doctor of Medicine students

Summer 2024

April 26, 2024:  All students (excluding Doctor of Medicine second year students)

June 28, 2024:  Doctor of Medicine second year students

Fall 2024

July 12, 2024:  Doctor of Medicine students

August 12, 2024:  All students (excluding Doctor of Medicine students)

Spring 2025

December 13, 2024:  All students, including Doctor of Medicine students

Ohio In-State Residency

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).

According to the Ohio Administrative Code, the intent of the Residency Rule is to "exclude from treatment as resident…those persons who are present in the state of Ohio primarily for the purpose of receiving the benefit of a state-supported education."

While withholding Ohio taxes, being a registered Ohio voter, or having an Ohio driver’s license are all indications of being an Ohio resident, they may not qualify you as an Ohio resident for tuition purposes. The guidelines for determining Ohio in-state residency for tuition purposes are established by the Ohio Board of Regents (OBR), which serves as a coordinating board that assists in interpreting the residency rules. However, the Ohio Board of Regents Guidelines (3333-1-10) grants the authority to determine residency to colleges and universities.

Students must petition to be reclassified as an Ohio resident by submitting an Ohio In-State Residency Application along with supporting documentation that demonstrates they have established residency in Ohio.  To do so, these steps should be followed:

  1. Learn how to qualify as an Ohio in-state resident for tuition purposes by reading the procedures section.
  2. Refer to the guidelines for the various rules on Ohio in-state residency
  3. Complete and submit an Ohio In-State Residency Application before the reclassification term deadline
  4. Provide supporting documentation. Failure to provide documentation requested on the first page of the application and/or support documentation for rule code selected below will result in denial of this application. Be certain to include all relevant documentation when submitting your application
  5. Address additional questions to

Monroe County, Michigan Reciprocity

Per policy approved by the University of Toledo Board of Trustees, students who are residents of Monroe County, Michigan, pay in-state tuition plus $1 out-of-state surcharge per semester.

The initial residency determination is made upon admission. Following the initial determination of residency status, any changes must be requested through formal application using the Monroe County Michigan Reciprocity application.

Note regarding Selective Service:   Section 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.


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Last Updated: 11/28/23