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.

Note for Fall 2022: All residency classification forms and supporting documentation must be submitted on or before August 29th. Forms submitted after this deadline will not be considered for the Fall 2022 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 1st.

Learn about the residency classification navigator

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

Verifying Lawful Presence

  • VLP instructions & information

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 
The Administration Building, Room 210 
P.O. Box 210067 
Tucson, AZ 85721-0067 
Phone: 520-621-3113
Fax: 520-621-3665

To make a zoom or phone call appointment: 

Contact Beth Vlahos
Contact Jullisa Sanchez