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Residency Status for In-State Tuition Purposes

If a student is designated as an out-of-state resident, he or she may qualify for in-state residency by meeting certain qualifications. The process to determine in-state residency for tuition purposes is very detailed and lengthy. Students will need to complete the Residency Application or the DACA Application/Renewal and submit the application, along with copies of the supporting documents, in the Residency Drop Box located in the lobby on the second floor of Madison Hall near the Registration Windows.

Application materials and appropriate supporting documentation must be submitted to Columbus State Community College prior to the start of the term of enrollment in order to be reviewed for the desired semester.  Please note that students are expected to make full payment, (including non-resident fees), by the appropriate due date.  Payment deadlines cannot be waived or extended while a student's residency is being reviewed.  If a student fails to apply for residency reclassification prior to the start of the term of enrollment, their application will be given consideration for the next term of enrollment.

Dates to submit application and supporting materials for Ohio Residency for Tuition Surcharge Purposes are:







Spring Semester   2015

September 15, 2014

December 15, 2014

First Day of Classes

Summer Semester 2015

February 09, 2015

May 11, 2015

First Day of Classes

Autumn Semester 2015

June 01, 2015

August 03, 2015

First Day of Classes
 To inquire about the Residency Status Reclassification process, to determine if you qualify to apply, or if you have general questions regarding residency, you may send an e-mail to or leave a voice mail at (614) 287-5533.All residency decisions for each semester must be finalized on or before the FIRST day of the semester.  Retroactive re-classifications will not be granted.

 Useful Links 

Residency Guidelines


Ohio Administrative Code 3333-1-10

Out-of-State Drivers License Guidelines

Forever Buckeye

Verification of Domicile and Support for the Purpose of Documenting State Residency

Ohio Residency Reclassification Decision Appeal Form

Ohio Residency FAQ