In State Tuition Policy and Residency Requirements
In-state status (residency) for tuition purposes is determined according to Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) policy. Listed below are helpful resources that can be used to assist you in determining whether or not you will qualify for in-state status.OSRHE Policy
View section 3.17 of the complete policy developed and approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.Key Concepts from the OSRHE Residency Policy
The key concepts from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education’s policy for Residency provides a basic break down of what will be used to evaluate your Residency Petition.Petitioning for Residency
Students who wish to be reclassified as a resident after their initial enrollment must complete a Residency Petition and return it with all supporting documentation. Failure to include all supporting documentation will delay processing and may result in an automatic denial.
A Residency Petition for reclassification is for the current or future semesters only and not retroactive to previous semesters.
The process of determining a Residency Petition may take 2-3 weeks. If additional documentation is required, you will be notified through your student email. Once a decision is made, you will be notified through mail with the committee decision.Frequently Asked Questions
Many students have questions while going through the process of changing residency status. Look over our list of Frequently Asked Questions answers to see if you can find a quick answer to your question.
If your parent or grandparent graduated from UCO you may qualify for a non-resident tuition fee waiver. You must be a current student who is a non-resident of Oklahoma. The waiver covers the non-resident tuition fees for no more than 12 hours of undergraduate and 9 hours of graduate courses in the fall or spring semester and no more than 6 hours of undergraduate and 3 hours of graduate courses in the summer. To be considered, please complete the Legacy Tuition Waiver Application.