Residency for Tuition Purposes

Initial residency classification at Arizona State University is determined when students are admitted to the University based on the Arizona Board of Regents' (ABOR) Residency Guidelines.  This status determines if students will be billed in-state or out-of-state tuition. Students that are classified as non-residents can request reclassification by submitting the proper petition or verification form.  All requests for reclassification must be thoroughly and sufficiently documented and will be evaluated against ABOR guidelines.  The information below and all subsequent links offer an overview of ASU’s residency requirements and provide the student with an opportunity to better understand the process for requesting reclassification.  Please read carefully and direct all questions to Residency Classification at 480-965-7712 or    

Please note: Information regarding residency classification is subject to change without notice.

The process for requesting reclassification is as follows:

  1. Read the Classification Guidelines  and Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Review the Residency Reclassification information.
  3. Complete the Residency Petition/Verification Overview to determine the appropriate petition/verification for your situation.
  4. Submit your petition with all required documentation prior to the established deadline.
  5. Pay the $50.00 non-refundable petition fee1 to the Residency Classification Office.
  6. Review the requirements for Residency Appeals, if your petition is denied.     
1 The application fee is not applicable to the Native American verification, Military/Veteran verification or Teacher Waiver.

Deadlines:  Petitions and verifications submitted after the ABOR petition deadline will be denied. 


Petition/Verification Available

Priority Evaluation Deadline2 Petition Deadline
Spring 2014 November 1, 2013 December 2, 2013 January 17, 2014
Summer 20143 February 1, 2014 April 18, 2014 May 20, 2014
Fall 2014 February 1, 2014 June 20, 2014 August 27,2014
2 Petitions submitted (and fully completed) before the priority deadline will be evaluated prior to the first day of classes. Petitions submitted after this date will be reviewed in the order in which they are received and may not be evaluated until after classes begin.
3 Summer petitions are only evaluated for students registered for summer classes.

Per ABOR requirements, failure to submit a notarized petition by the deadline date constitutes a waiver of the right to petition for that term. There is no appeal process for petitions submitted after the deadline.

Residency Appeals:   Appeal hearings are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you wish to appeal, you are encouraged to request a hearing no later than 10 days after your petition decision is rendered.  This will ensure that your hearing is given priority and will be scheduled for the next available hearing date.    Appeals are accepted only after your petition as been reviewed and denied.  See Residency Appeals for additonal information.