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 and the University’s Residency Classification Guidelines can be found on the web at http://ro.umich.edu/resreg.php.

It is important to file your materials in a timely fashion. You may apply for in-state tuition for any term in which you are enrolled or intend to enroll. Late applications will be assessed a nonrefundable $300 late fee and will be accepted up to the last published day of classes of the term for which you are applying. Late applications received after the last day of classes will be treated as applications for the following term. In all cases, decisions will be based only on those facts that are in place by the original filing deadline for the term under consideration.

Deadlines:
  • Fall Term: all required materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. on September 30 of that term.
  • Winter Term: all required materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 31 of that term.
  • Spring, Spring/Summer, and Summer Terms: all required materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. on July 31 of that term.

If the deadline falls on a weekend or University holiday, all required materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the next business day. These deadlines apply to all University of Michigan schools, colleges, and campuses. For the On-Job or On-Campus program only, filing deadlines are 30 calendar days after the first scheduled day of classes of the term for which you are applying.