In-State/Out-of-State status for tuition purposes is determined according to Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) policy. Use the resources below to help determine whether you will qualify for in-state status. Please view the complete policy 3.18 for complete details on In-State/Out-of-State Status.
The Office of Admissions determines resident status based on the information provided on the student’s application for admission and supporting documentation submitted at the time of admission. A student’s resident status, determined at the time of admission, will remain in effect unless a petition is submitted and reclassification is granted.
Petition for Reclassification
Students can petition for reclassification of their residence status by completing the Residency Petition and submit required supporting documentation. Failure to include all supporting documentation will delay the processing and may result in an automatic denial.
*Students can only petition for reclassification for current and future terms. Past terms are not eligible for classification.
Residency Petition Dates
Fall Term – May 1-October 31
Spring Term – November 1-March 31
Summer Term – April 1-June 30
Petitions are processed in the order in which they are received and will be reviewed on a weekly basis.
Processing of Petitions
The process of determining resident status reclassification my take 2-3 weeks. Delays may occur when petitions are submitted with insufficient documentation. Students will be notified via UCO student email regarding their petition status.
Questions Regarding Reclassification
Students wishing to discuss residency status, petition for reclassification, or petition decisions can email questions or request an appointment to meet with Admissions personnel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the complex nature of OSRHE policy, walk-in students wishing to discuss residence status or petition for reclassification will not be seen without an appointment.
Legacy Non-Resident Tuition Waiver
Non-resident students with parents or grandparents that graduated from UCO may apply and qualify for a non-resident tuition waiver. The Legacy Non-Resident Tuition Waiver covers up to 12 hours per fall/spring semester (6 hours per summer) of non-resident undergraduate tuition, and up to 9 hours per fall/spring semester and 3 hours per summer semester of non-resident graduate tuition. Students may apply and submit supporting documentation for Legacy Non-Resident Tuition Waiver consideration to email@example.com.