Residency

The following provides information about Texas residency qualifications and residency classification for tuition purposes.

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RESIDENCY STATUS

The following provides information about Texas residency qualifications and residency classification for tuition purposes.

Under Texas state law, an applicant or enrolled student is classified either as a resident of Texas, a nonresident, or as an international student. Residency for admission and tuition purposes at a public college or university in Texas is different from residency for voting or tax purposes. 

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QUALIFICATIONS FOR IN-STATE RESIDENCY

1.

A dependent whose parent established and maintained a residence in Texas for the 12 continuous months preceding the census date of the academic semester in which the dependent enrolls will be classified as a resident.

2.

An individual who is not claimed as a dependent and established and maintained a residence in Texas for the 12 continuous months preceding the census date of the academic semester in which he or she enrolls.

3.

An individual who graduated from a public or accredited private high school in Texas or received the equivalent of a high school diploma in this state and maintained a residence continuously in Texas for the 36 months preceding the date of graduation or receipt of the diploma equivalent and the 12 months preceding the census date of the academic semester in which he or she enrolls.

4.

A non-U.S Citizen, as identified in the residency regulations, who is not a dependent and established and maintained a domicile in Texas for the 12 continuous months preceding the census date of the academic semester in which he or she enrolls.

5.

A dependent non-U.S Citizen, as identified in the residency regulations, whose parent established and maintained a residence in Texas for the 12 continuous months preceding the census date of the academic semester in which he or she enrolls.

College for All Texans

For more information, including residency rules visit College for All Texans.

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Core Residency Questions Form

This form contains questions that we will be using to properly classify incoming students who apply for fall 2019 or later semester. If you have submitted an older version of the Texas Common Application, you may be required to fill out and submit this form. Additionally, if you are appealing a non-resident classification, you may be required to fill out and submit this form. These documents may be submitted by mail, in person or electronically.

Core Residency Questions Form

Documentation to Support Domicile and Residency

This form outlines documentation that may be used in supporting your claim to domicile and residency. This form would be required to resolve issues raised by the information that you provided in the Core Residency Questions Form. These documents may be submitted by mail, in-person, or electronically.

Documentation to Support Domicile and Residency Form

Senate Bill 1528 Affidavit

If you are an undocumented alien and are eligible for classification as a resident under Senate Bill 1528, you will be required to fill out and submit the S.B 1528 Affidavit. This Affidavit cannot be submitted electronically. It must be submitted via mail or in-person.

Senate Bill 1528 Affidavit

Undergraduate Financial Statement Form

If you are an undergraduate F-1 or J-1 student, it is required for you to complete a financial statement to be considered for admission to UTA.

Undergraduate Financial Statement Form

School Transfer Notification For F-1 Visa Holders

If you are currently studying in the U.S on an F-1 (Student) visa, you must have established transfer eligibility before transfer is initiated by UTA. You must submit a school transfer notification to be considered for admission by UTA.

School Transfer Notification for F-1 Visa

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Use this form to submit residency, immigration and financial documents. Your documents will be reviewed and attached to your student record

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Contact Us

The Residency Determination Official for UTA can be reached via email for undergraduate or graduate students.