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Ohio Residency for Tuition

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

Residency Guide

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.

Residency Support

Available Resources

Chat with a Residency Counselor online:

  • Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. EST 
  • Thursdays from 2 - 4 p.m. EST

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.