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Residency Classification Guidelines for Tuition
and Fee Purposes

Students are classified, at the time of admission, as either an in-state resident or a non-resident for tuition and fee purposes by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for undergraduate students or the Office of Graduate and Professional Education for graduate students. After enrollment, students who believe their initial residency status is no longer accurate may submit a reclassification request for consideration. Before moving forward, please read the complete Residency Policy found on the Office of General Counsel’s website, as well as these questions, to determine if a reclassification is feasible.

If you wish to pursue reclassification please submit a completed Application, the Supporting Documentation Checklist, and all supporting materials as a single submission. Due to the sensitivity of the information requested, no materials will be accepted electronically. It is recommended students submit the materials in person to the Registrar’s Office, located in the University Visitors Center, 210 S. College Avenue. Alternatively, applicants may send materials via U.S. Mail to the address found here noting on the envelope, ATTN.: Residency Reclassification. No materials will be returned to the applicant and are kept on file securely in the Registrar’s Office and destroyed per University retention guidelines.

The deadline for completed applications/materials to be received in the Registrar’s Office is the first day of classes for the term in which the reclassification is sought. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications received after the deadline will be considered for the next term. General questions about the residency policy may be sent to residency-reclass@udel.edu

1.   Application for Change in Classification for Purposes of Admission and Assessment of Fees (required of all applicants)

2.  Supporting Documentation Checklist (required of all applicants)

3.  Detailed Budget (for independent applicants)

For more information, please review the complete Residency Policy.