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Residency

The following provides information about Texas residency qualifications and residency classfication 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.

Submit Residency Documents

Residency documents can be mailed or submitted in-person at the Prospective Student Center. Certain residency documents may also be submitted electronically using our online form. 

Qualifications for In-State Residency 

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  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. 

Residency Forms

This form contains the new questions that we will be using to properly classify incoming sutdents 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 classfication, you may be required to fill out and submit this form. These documents may be submitted by mail, in person or electronically.

Documentation to Support Domicile and Residency Form 

This form outlines documentation that mya 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. 

If you are an undocumented alien and are eligible for classfication 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. 

Contact Us 

The Residency Determination Official for UTA can be reached via email for undergraduate or graduate students, or by phone 817-272-6287.