Make sure your residency and citizenship are correct
Your residency classification and citizenship can affect your tuition and your eligibility for financial aid. Be sure your information is up to date.
When you’re admitted to IU, you’re classified as a resident or a nonresident based on information you provided when you applied. Your residency classification affects your tuition rates. You can update or appeal your residency classification.
Here are a few things to know about residency classification:
- You must live in Indiana for 12 consecutive months without education being your main purpose for residing in the state before you can be eligible for resident student status.
- Your circumstances on the first day of classes of each term determine your eligibility for resident student status for that term.
- Even if you’re considered a legal resident of the state (e.g., hold an Indiana driver’s license, are registered to vote, and can be called to serve on a jury), you may not qualify for resident student status.
- If you marry an Indiana resident and can provide convincing evidence that education is no longer your main purpose for being in Indiana, you may be eligible to be reclassified as a resident 12 months after the date of your marriage.
- Once you’re classified as a resident student, you’ll remain a resident student as long as you are enrolled in each fall and spring semester until you earn your degree.
- Alumni status of your parents isn’t a factor in determining your residency classification.