This document is intended to provide general information concerning residency classification guidelines for fee-paying purposes and will respond directly to questions concerning residency classification frequently asked by students and their families.
This document does not replace or supersede the "Rules Determining Resident and Nonresident Student Status for Indiana University Fee Purposes" which took effect February 1, 1974.
No. The exception (noted above) to the 12 month physical presence requirement applies only to un-emancipated persons under 21 years of age whose parents or legal guardians move to or reside in Indiana. All other persons must meet the 12 month physical presence requirement.
This student would need to provide a notarized statement from the parents indicating the level of financial support provided to the student and the date when the parents last claimed the student as a dependent on their federal income tax returns. In addition, this student would need to provide a financial statement indicating all sources and amounts of income sufficient for self support.
This student would then have to be physically present in Indiana for twelve consecutive months without the predominant purpose of education in order to become eligible for resident student status.
No. Any person who meets the residency guidelines is eligible for resident student status without regard to previous enrollment as a nonresident student.
No. It is necessary to file an "Application for Classification as a Resident Student at Indiana University for Fee Paying Purposes" (Residency Application) with the Office of the Registrar.
No. If a person can provide convincing evidence that the move to Indiana was without the predominant purpose of attending an institution of higher education, future resident student classification should not be affected by University enrollment during the 12 month residency period even if such enrollment is on a full-time basis.
Yes. At this time there is no special consideration given to persons who are transferred by their employers to Indiana. You are still required to meet the necessary qualifying period for a change to resident student status provided your reason for coming to Indiana was for employment reasons (a job transfer or a new job) and not for educational purposes.
No. Although marriage to a resident of Indiana is one of the factors considered in the determination of predominant purpose, the existence of this factor does not require a finding of resident status.
However, after providing convincing evidence that the marriage has changed a student's predominant purpose for being in Indiana, a nonresident student may be eligible for reclassification to resident student status 12 months after the date of marriage.
No. Persons who are in Indiana for the predominant purpose of education do not become eligible for resident student status on the basis of paying taxes to the state.
Yes. The state of Indiana determines for specific purposes (driver's licenses, voter registration, etc.) the requirements for becoming a legal resident of the state. However, the state legislature has delegated to Indiana's institutions of higher education the responsibility of determining when a person becomes eligible for resident student status.
Many nonresident students are considered legal residents of the state. These individuals are eligible to carry an Indiana driver's license, to register to vote, and to be called to serve as members of juries. However, persons who reside in Indiana for the predominant purpose of education are considered nonresidents for fee-paying purposes at the University.
No. Once a person has been properly classified as a resident student, that person shall remain a resident student so long as remaining continuously enrolled (each first and second semester) in the University until earning the degree in progress.
It depends. If you returned to the state within one year of the time you left, the university still considers you a resident. If you were gone more than a year, you would be a non-resident.
We don't consider any time spent out-of-state as a student against you as long as you return to Indiana with one year following your last enrollment or graduation.
Military families from Indiana maintain their Indiana resident status as long as they continue to file their personal income tax returns in Indiana. Members of these families must provide copies of their Indiana income tax returns or military documents that indicate the personal income tax withholding state of the military member.
For members of the US military who are stationed in Indiana on a permanent change of station (PCS) and their dependents the university provides a remission of the non-resident fee assessments. The military member is not classified as a resident but the university provides a remission on nonresident fees. Spouses of military members stationed in Indiana on a PCS are provided this remission for the first year. After they have been in Indiana for a year they are eligible for resident classification.
Dependent children under the age of 21 who move with the military member are eligible to be classified as residents immediately under rule 2C. See above on dependent students who parents move to Indiana.
Students who want to appeal their nonresident status should contact the Office of the Registrar and should request and complete an "Application for Classification as a Resident Student at Indiana University for Fee-Paying Purposes." After the completed application is evaluated, the student is notified in writing of the decision rendered.
Yes. Circumstances that exist on the first day of classes of each individual semester/session determine a person's eligibility for resident student status for that semester/session.
You can submit the Residency Application as early as two months prior to the start of the term. If eligible for that term, we'll make the change in time for any tuition charges you'll receive from the university.
Yes. The nonresident portion of the fees already paid will be refunded if the student applies for resident student status before the deadline and if a resident decision is rendered. Note that the "effective date" for determining the student's eligibility is the first day of classes of the effective semester/session (see above).
Yes. Decisions from the campus Office of the Registrar can be appealed to the University Standing Committee on Residence. A written request for an appeal should be sent to the Office of the Registrar indicating whether a personal appearance with the committee is desired.
The Standing Committee on Residence always meets on the Bloomington campus, generally meeting on the first Thursday of each month.
Yes. Two student members are appointed to the committee by the President of the University.
Yes. Students may invite family members, friends, or other persons to the committee meeting.
The student is notified in writing of the committee decision by the Committee Chair.