University Registrar

Ohio Residency for Tuition Purposes


The Ohio State University residency guidelines are established by the Ohio Board of Regents, which is the planning and coordinating agency for higher education in the State of Ohio. To be classified as a resident for tuition purposes, a student must meet the guidelines for residency as defined by the Ohio Board of Regents. The state of Ohio provides a tuition subsidy for all residents of Ohio which is largely funded by the taxpayers of Ohio.

Where to Start?

To learn how to qualify as a resident of Ohio for tuition purposes, begin by reading the Guidelines. If you feel that you would meet the requirements, complete the Online Residency Form through your Applicant or Student Center via Buckeye Link by the appropriate deadlines. For help with the online application, please follow the step-by-step instructions.



Online Residency Form Available

Priority Deadline*
Final Deadline

Autumn Term

June 1st

August 1st

Spring Term

October 15th

December 15th

Summer Term

March 1st

April 15th

*The Online Residency Form and any documents requested that are submitted after the Priority Deadline are not guaranteed to be processed by the fee payment deadline. The final deadline must be met in order to have your residency request reviewed for the specified term.


Additional Residency Links

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