Guidelines for Determining Resident Status for Students

(Title 22 Pennsylvania Code, Section 153.1)

A student is classified as a Pennsylvania resident for tuition purposes if the student has a Pennsylvania domicile. A domicile is the place where one intends to and does, in fact, permanently reside. Because this decision is an administrative determination, documentary evidence must be submitted to the Student Enrollment Center for consideration.

Students who believe that they are qualified for in-state residency and those who would like to be made aware of the determining factors should contact the Student Enrollment Center. Each case will be decided on the basis of all facts submitted If the student is not satisfied with the decision made by the university in response to the challenge, the student may make a written appeal to the Office of the Chancellor, State System of Higher Education, Dixon University Center, 2986 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. The decision on the challenge is final.