Residency Requirements for In-State Tuition

The following persons are classified as Ohio residents for subsidy and tuition surcharge purposes:

  • A dependent student with at least one parent or guardian who has been an Ohio resident for twelve consecutive months or more before the student’s enrollment.
  • A person who has been an Ohio resident for twelve consecutive months or more before enrollment and who has not received, in those twelve months, financial support from non-Ohio residents or entities.
  • A dependent child of a parent or guardian, or the spouse of a person who, on the first day of enrollment, has accepted full-time employment and established a home in Ohio for reasons other than the benefit of favorable tuition rates.
  • Any Ohio high school graduate who has left the state but has returned to Ohio to pursue their post-secondary education and therefore qualifies for in-state tuition.
  • Ohio GI Promise – By demonstrating at least one year of honorable service and upon establishing domicile in Ohio, veterans and their families will immediately be treated as in-state residents for tuition, state educational subsides, and financial aid purposes.

  • Other classifications for residency may be applicable. Questions regarding residency requirements should be directed to the College Registrar.

U.S. citizens and resident immigrant aliens who were originally classified as non-Ohio residents may petition for a change of residency status after residing in Ohio for at least a 12-month period. Students should file a request in writing to the College Registrar. Additional documentation may be requested.