UA Residency Classification

Welcome to the University of Arizona! In Arizona, as in all other states, instruction fees at publicly supported universities are lower for resident students than for non-resident students. Residency classification standards and procedures at The University of Arizona are based on the Arizona Board of Regents Policy on Tuition Classification. Each student must be classified as either a resident student or a non-resident student for tuition purposes. A student who is not classified as a resident student is charged non-resident tuition in addition to other registration fees and charges. It is the responsibility of each student to provide the information necessary to obtain a correct residency classification and raise the issue of a disputed classification in a timely manner.

Follow the links below for information about the University of Arizona’s residency policies and procedures.


Requirements and Procedures for Resident Status

Describes the general rules for obtaining resident status for tuition purposes along with the procedures/steps necessary to apply for residency. 


How to view your Residency Classification and Lawful Presence Status

Tutorial on how to determine if your Residency Classification and Prop 300 Lawful Presence has been verified or updated.


General Residency Guidelines

A summary of the Arizona Board of Regents guidelines for meeting residency requirements.


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Describes the procedure for DACA student residency processing.


Residency FAQ

Most commonly asked questions regarding residency classification.


Residency Forms

Most commonly used forms for residency classification.


Board of Regents Summary

The Arizona Board of Regents policies on residency classification for tuition purposes.


Proposition 300

Information about Proposition 300, the referendum approved by Arizona voters in November 2006. Proposition 300 provides that university students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, or who do not have lawful immigration status, are not eligible for in-state tuition status or financial aid that is funded or subsidized by state monies.


About Us

Contact information for the Residency Classification Office.