Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Residency for Tuition Purposes

The Office of the Registrar determines residency for students. Residency determinations have a direct result on tuition charges.

Links below are maintained by the Registrar and can provide key information about residency. Questions regarding residency that are not addressed here should be directed to registrar.info@uc.edu.

NOTE: Some information within these links refers to students being "independent and self-supporting." This terminology and definition is used specifically for residency determination. It is not related to dependency determination on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (i.e., whether or not you are required to complete the FAFSA using parental information). Students who are self-supporting may meet the institutional or state residency definition for independent status, but financial self-support is not a criteria for the institutional, state or federal aid definitions of dependency.

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Financial aid budgets and award amounts can be affected by your residency classification. Changes can occur in awards with any change in residency. As well, acceptance of some aid programs such as the Parent PLUS Loan can directly affect your ability to apply for Ohio residency.

If you are in the process of changing your residency, you should contact One Stop Student Services (220 University Pavilion; onestop@uc.edu; 513-556-1000) to understand how your aid package or specific aid awards may be related to the residency process.