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 Spring 2023: All residency classification forms and supporting documentation must be submitted on or before January 18th. Forms submitted after this deadline will not be considered for the Spring 2023 term. Students who would like a decision by the first day of classes for the spring term must submit all forms and supporting documentation on or before December 12th, 2023.

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 
Administration Building, Room 210 
Email: REG-rco@arizona.edu