Residency Classification for Tuition Purposes


Welcome to the University of Arizona! 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.

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.

Residency Guidelines

  • Residency status for tuition purposes

Residency Procedures

  • Residency procedures for new and continuing students


  • Residency forms and exceptions

Verifying Lawful Presence

  • VLP instructions and information

Helpful Links

  • The University of Arizona's residency policies & procedures

Residency Classification FAQs

  • View FAQs regarding residency classification

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