Ohio Residency for Tuition


Welcome to The Ohio State University’s online resource for Ohio Residency for Tuition.

Please note that due to high volume, there will be extended response and application processing times. This website has been designed to guide students through the residency process with easy-to-follow steps.

The step-by-step guide below will assist students in understanding the guidelines and classification types and prepare them to submit a complete and accurate reclassification application.

Step 1: What is Ohio Residency for Tuition?

Step 2: Understand the Residency Guidelines & Classifications

Step 3: Read the Frequently Asked Residency Questions

Step 4: How to Apply for Ohio Residency

Step 5: Residency Reclassification Status & Decisions

Residency Support

Recently Admitted Students

If you have recently been admitted to the university and believe you have been incorrectly classified as a non-resident, you can reclassify through your Applicant Center. You can view step-by-step instructions for recently admitted students on the Applicants to The Ohio State University webpage.

Residency Reclassification Status

Your status in Buckeye Link indicates the current status of your application. See Step 5: Residency Reclassification Status & Decision for additional details.

Residency Application Dates

Semester/Term Online Residency Form Available Final Deadline*
Autumn June 1 First Friday of Semester
Spring November 1 First Friday of Semester
Summer March 1 First Friday of Term

*The final deadline must be met to have your residency reclassification request reviewed for the specified term. All requested documents must be submitted for your application to be considered complete for processing and you must be enrolled. Your application will be canceled if not completed before the deadline. A new application will be required if you wish to request reclassification for future semesters.

Students are responsible for the payment of all fees, including non-resident charges, even if a final residency determination has not been rendered by the fee payment deadline. See Step 4: How to Apply for Ohio Residency for additional information.

Effective as of April 15, 2021.