Office of the Registrar

Ohio In-State Residency: C3

If you are dependent upon a spouse, parent or legal guardian with Ohio employment...

OBR rules state, "A dependent student 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, self-sustaining employment and established domicile in the state of Ohio for reasons other than gaining the benefit of favorable tuition rates."

Documentation of full-time employment and domicile shall include both of the following documents:

(a) A sworn statement from the employer or the employer’s representative on the letterhead of the employer or the employer’s representative certifying that the parent, legal guardian or spouse of the student is employed full-time in Ohio.

(b) A copy of the lease under which the parent, legal guardian or spouse is the lessee and occupant of rented residential property in the state; a copy of the closing statement on residential real property located in Ohio of which the parent, legal guardian or spouse is the owner and occupant; or if the parent, legal guardian or spouse is not the lessee or owner of the residence in which he or she has established domicile, a letter from the owner of the residence certifying that the parent, legal guardian or spouse resides at that residence.

Required documentation in addition to that required on the first page of application:

  • An sworn statement from the employed person’s employer on company letterhead indicating name of employee, date employment began, full time status, and salary amount
  • A copy of the lease under which the parent, legal guardian or spouse is the lessee and occupant of rented residential property in the state; a copy of the closing statement on residential real property located in Ohio of which the parent, legal guardian or spouse is the owner and occupant; or if the parent, legal guardian or spouse is not the lessee or owner of the residence in which he or she has established domicile, a letter from the owner of the residence certifying that the parent, legal guardian or spouse resides at that residence.
  • If dependent is the spouse of the Ohio employed person, a copy of the marriage certificate
  • If the student is a dependent upon an Ohio employed parent or legal guardian, a copy of the first and signature pages of their federal and Ohio income tax returns proving the student was claimed as a dependent in the most recent tax year
The above is not and all-inclusive list.  Provide all documents noted on the Ohio In-State Residency Application for review and include the documentation listed above. Any additional information required to confirm residency status would be requested through your University email account.
Last Updated: 6/26/15