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Ohio Student Residency for State Subsidy and Tuition Surcharge Purposes

As an institution receiving funding from the state of Ohio, Columbus State offers lower tuition to students who are Ohio residents. If you have been classified as an out-of-state student and you believe you qualify for in-state tuition, you may apply for residency reclassification. Applying for residency requires different documents, depending on your situation.

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Required Documentation

A residency reclassification request cannot be granted unless all of the required documents have been provided by the processing deadline date. Until a complete online application with all of the required documents are submitted, by the processing deadline, a review cannot be completed. If a student fails to apply for residency reclassification prior to the start of the semester of enrollment, a new application and all required documents will need to be submitted for future semesters. Please note that students are expected to make full payment, (including non-resident fees), by the appropriate due date.


Dates & Deadlines

Payment deadlines cannot be waived or extended while a student's residency is being reviewed. Retroactive reclassifications cannot be granted.





Spring Semester 2020

October 15, 2020

December 14, 2020

January 18, 2021

Summer Semester 2021

March 13, 2021

May 2, 2021

May 31, 2021

Autumn Semester 2021

June 1, 2021

July 30, 2021

August 30, 2021

The final deadline to submit reclassification documents is the first day of each semester. Please be aware that if the first day of the semester begins on a day when Columbus State Community College is closed, the application is due on the last business day prior to the first day of the semester.

Application Form

Complete this application if you are being charged non-resident of Ohio or international fees and feel you meet the requirements for an Ohio resident as outlined in the Ohio Residency Guidelines. You can verify your current residency status by checking your acceptance letter or viewing your tuition statement after registering for classes.

Residency Application for Autumn 2021

Contact Us

To inquire about the Ohio Residency Reclassification process, eligibility, or general questions, you may contact us by: 


Telephone:  (614) 287-5533

Useful Links

Ohio Administrative Code 3333-1-10

Ohio Revised Code 3333.31

Immigration Status Eligible and Non-Eligible Visa Types

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