University Registrar

Ohio Residency for Tuition Purposes

Other Exceptions

 

E-4

For students who are Ohio residents, but were transferred outside the United States by their employer (including their spouse/dependents).

The ODHE Guideline States:

“A person who is transferred by his employer beyond the territorial limits of the fifty states of the United States and the District of Columbia while a resident of Ohio for all other legal purposes and his or her dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio for these purposes as long as Ohio remains the state of such person’s domicile as long as such person has fulfilled his or her tax liability to the state of Ohio for at least the tax year preceding enrollment.”

 

E-4 applies to:

  • - A student who was transferred out of the United States by his or her employer while continuing to maintain an Ohio domicile and filing the Ohio Income Tax for the most recent tax year.
  • - A student whose spouse, parent or legal guardian was transferred out of the United States by his or her employer while continuing to maintain an Ohio domicile and filing the Ohio Income Tax for the most recent tax year.

 

E-4 does not apply to:

  • - A student who is dependent upon spouse, parent or legal guardian who was transferred out of the United States, but did not maintain Ohio domicile.

Think you may qualify? Use the Online Residency Form through your Applicant Center or My Buckeye Link to request reclassification. If you need help on how, please click here.

 

E-5

For students who are migrant workers (including his or her spouse/dependents).

The ODHE Guideline States:

“A person who has been employed as a migrant worker in the state of Ohio and his or her dependents shall be considered a resident for these purposes provided such person has worked in Ohio at least four months during each of the three years preceding the proposed enrollment.”

 

E-5 applies to:

  • - A student who is a migrant worker within the state of Ohio for at least four months during each year for at least three years prior to the term for which he or she is applying.
  • - A student whose spouse, parent or legal guardian is a migrant worker within the state of Ohio for at least four months during each year for at least three years prior to the term for which he or she is applying.
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E-5 does not apply to:

  • - A student who is not able to document that he or she has been a migrant worker within the state of Ohio for at least four months during each year for at least three years prior to the term for which he or she is applying. Supporting documents are usually secured through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Think you may qualify? Use the Online Residency Form through your Applicant Center or My Buckeye Link to request reclassification. If you need help on how, please click here.

 

E-6

For students who are Ohio residents, but left the state of Ohio for community service.

The ODHE Guideline States:

“A person who was considered a resident under this rule at the time the person started a community service position as defined under this rule, and his or her spouse and dependents, shall be considered a resident of Ohio while in service and upon completion of service in the community service position.”

 

E-6 applies to:

  • - A student who was a resident of Ohio and left the state to pursue a community service position at AmeriCorps (VISTA), Teach for America, the Peace Corps, or any similar program as determined by the Ohio Board of Regents and is returning to the state of Ohio after his or her position has ended.
  • - A student who has a spouse, parent or legal guardian who was a resident of the state of Ohio and left the state to pursue a community service position at AmeriCorps (VISTA), Teach for America, the Peace Corps, or any similar program as determined by the Ohio Board of Regents.

 

E-6 does not apply to:

  • - A student who leaves the state of Ohio for a community service position, but obtains other employment outside of Ohio once the position has ended.

Think you may qualify? Use the Online Residency Form through your Applicant Center or My Buckeye Link to request reclassification. If you need help on how, please click here.

 

E-7

For students who are returning to the state of Ohio after marital hardship (including their dependents).

The ODHE Guideline States:

“A person who returns to the state of Ohio due to marital hardship, takes or has taken legal steps to end a marriage, and reestablishes financial dependence upon a parent or legal guardian (receives greater than fifty per cent of his or her support from the parent or legal guardian), and his or her dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio.”

 

E-7 applies to:

  • - A student who has legally separated from his or her spouse and is returning to the state of Ohio while receiving more than fifty per cent of his or her support from a parent or legal guardian who is an Ohio resident.
  • - A student who has a parent or legal guardian who has legally separated from his or her spouse and is returning to the state of Ohio while receiving more than fifty per cent of his or her support from his or her parent or legal guardian who is an Ohio resident.

E-7 does not apply to:

  • - A student who has legally separated from his or her spouse and is returning to the state of Ohio but is financially self-sufficient. (See E-1 Guidelines) or (See C-2 Guidelines)
  • - A student who has a parent or legal guardian who has legally separated from his or her spouse and is returning to the state of Ohio but is financially self-sufficient. (See C-1 Guidelines)

Think you may qualify? Use the Online Residency Form through your Applicant Center or My Buckeye Link to request reclassification. If you need help on how, please click here.

 

Senate Bill 53

For students where his or her Ohio based company has contracted to pay their tuition and fees.

Bill Summary:

"For purposes of the state instructional subsidy paid to state-assisted institutions of education, and the tuition and fee surcharges that these institutions impose on non-residents, the bill grants resident status to any student who resides in a contiguous state and attends a state university, community college, technical college, university branch, or state community college in Ohio if:

- The student is employed in Ohio by a business, organization, or government agency located in Ohio; and

- The employer contracts with the institution of higher education to pay all of the student's tuition and fees directly to the institution and not to charge or seek any kind of reimbursement from the student for any part of the tuition and fees."

 

Senate Bill 53 applies to:

  • - A student where his or her Ohio located employer has set up third party billing with The Ohio State University Bursar’s Office.

 

Senate Bill 53 does not apply to:

  • - A student where his or her employer has not set up third party billing with The Ohio State University.
  • - A student where his or her employer has set up third party billing with The Ohio State University, but is not located in Ohio.

Think you may qualify? Use the Online Residency Form through your Applicant Center or My Buckeye Link to request reclassification. If you need help on how, please click here.

 

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