Forever Buckeye Residency Classification

In order to receive the state of Ohio subsidy for tuition purposes, you would have to show that you meet the qualifications set by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) in the  Ohio Administrative Code, Chapter 3333-1-10 and Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 3333.31.

The letter and number designations in each subsection correlates to the specific guidelines of the Ohio Administrative and/or Revised Codes.

Immigration Status and Visa Types

Please see the Immigration Status (PDF) for information regarding eligible/non-eligible Visa types.

Residency Classification Types

Below you will find a simpler breakdown of these guidelines. The following letter and number designations in each subsection correlates to the specific guidelines of the Ohio Administrative and/or Revised Codes.

Residency Classification C-8

Residency Classification C-8 applies to students who are a Graduate of an Ohio High School (Forever Buckeye) where ALL of the following apply:

  • graduated from an Ohio high school while a resident of Ohio for the state subsidy and tuition surcharge purposes and has established a current residence in Ohio
  • completed the entire final year of high school at an Ohio school
  • has established a current residence in Ohio

Forever Buckeye/Residency Classification C-8 does NOT include students where ANY of the follopwing apply:

  • are GED recipients
  • have graduated from an Ohio high school, but has yet to establish residence in Ohio
  • were not a resident of Ohio for the state subsidy and tuition surcharge purposes when they graduated from an Ohio high school

Documentation for Forever Buckeye

Documentation is very important. If your application is submitted with the incorrect documentation, we will not be able to approve your application.

Keep in mind, documentation is not limited to this list and may not include all items listed. It is important that any uncommon situations be supported with documentation as well. The onus will be on the student to ensure that all income and expenses are clearly supported with documentation.

  • High School Transcript

  • A copy of the official high school transcript indicating: graduation date; address of high school. If your name changed, include prior and current names on the transcript.

  • Proof of Residence

  • A copy of a signed and dated lease, closing statement, or campus housing contract document indicating dates of residence; terms and conditions (if applicable). The legal rental agreement must accurately and completely describe the living situation and the rent needs to be commensurate to fair market value.


View the entire list of Documents Requested for Ohio Residency (PDF)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Graduate of an Ohio High School (Forever Buckeye)
  • I received a GED in Ohio, does Forever Buckeye apply to me?
    No, you must have graduated from an Ohio high school or completed the final year of instruction at home as authorized under section 3321.04 of the revised code.



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