University of Michigan Residency Requirements

If you answer "yes" to the question, "Are you a resident of Michigan?" and any of the following circumstances apply, you must file an Application for Resident Classification and be approved to qualify for in-state tuition:

  • You live outside the State of Michigan for any purpose, including, but not limited to, education, volunteer activities, travel, or employment;
  • you attended or graduated from a college outside the State of Michigan;
  • you lived or worked outside the State of Michigan at any time within the last three years;
  • you are not a U.S. citizen;
  • your spouse, partner, or parent is in Michigan as a nonresident student, medical resident, fellow or for military assignment or other temporary employment;
  • you are 24 years of age or younger and a parent lives outside the State of Michigan;
  • you are 24 years of age or younger and attended or graduated from a high school outside the state of Michigan;
  • you attended or graduated from an out­-of­-state high school and have been involved in educational pursuits for the majority of time since high school graduation;
  • you attended any University of Michigan campus (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, or Flint) as a nonresident.

Residency Applications can be obtained from the Residency Classification Office, University of Michigan Office of the Registrar, 1210 LSA Building, 500 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382, phone (734) 764-1400. The University’s Residency Classification Guidelines can be found on the web at http://ro.umich.edu/resreg.php.

The deadline dates for submitting an Application for Resident Classification apply to the term for which residency is sought and are as follows: September 30 for Fall Term, January 31 for Winter Term, July 31 for Spring, Spring/Summer, and Summer Terms. Applications must be received in the Residency Classification Office by 5 p.m. on the deadline date. Applicants who do not file by the deadline will be responsible for paying nonresident tuition.