Residency Classification for Tuition Purposes


In Arizona, as in most 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.

For tuition purposes, each student must be classified as either a resident student or a non-resident student. 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.

Notes for Fall 2023

Residency Exception Deadline: All residency classification forms and supporting documentation must be submitted on or before August 28th, 2023. Forms submitted after this deadline will not be considered for the Fall 2023 term. Students who would like a decision by the first day of classes for the fall term must submit all forms and supporting documentation on or before August 1, 2023.
Proposition 308: In November 2022, Arizona voted to support Proposition 308, which allows for qualifying, non-citizen Arizona high school graduates to receive in-state tuition at Arizona universities and community colleges. More information is here. 


Start here: Do you qualify for in-state tuition?

Residency Classification Navigator 

Residency Guidelines

  • Residency status for tuition purposes

Residency Procedures

  • Residency procedures for new and continuing students

Forms and Exceptions

  • Residency forms & exceptions

Helpful Links

  • The University of Arizona's residency policies & procedures

Residency Classification FAQs

  • View FAQs regarding residency classification

Schedule an appointment with our Residency Classification team


Residency Classification Office 
Administration Building, Room 210