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Please note Columbus State Community College will be closed from December 25, 2020 - January 3, 2021 for Winter Break. Offices will reopen on January 4, 2021. Due to the closure, response time to communications will be delayed, and processing time for applications and documents will be increased.

Ohio Student Residency for State Subsidy and Tuition Surcharge Purposes

As an institution receiving funding from the state of Ohio, Columbus State must adhere to laws (Ohio Administrative Code 3333-1-10, Ohio Revised Code 3333.31) and guidelines set forth by the Ohio Department of Higher Education for the purposes of calculating students' tuition. Students classified as Ohio students receive a subsidy funded in part by Ohio taxpayers. Non-Ohio students receive a surcharge resulting in higher tuition rates. Students classified as non-Ohio residents for tuition surcharge purposes have the opportunity to apply for a change in classification, demonstrating that they meet the guidelines. 

The online Ohio Residency Application and all required documentation, as noted on the Required Documents Checklist, must be submitted to Columbus State Community College prior to the start of the semester of enrollment in order to be reviewed for the desired semester.

A residency reclassification request cannot be granted if all of the required documents have not 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.

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

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

Dates & Deadlines





Spring Semester 2021

October 15, 2020

December 14, 2020

January 18, 2021

Summer Semester 2020

March 7, 2020

May 1, 2020

May 25, 2020

Autumn Semester 2020

June 1, 2020

July 31, 2020

August 31, 2020


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.

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


Telephone:  (614) 287-5533

During the coronavirus outbreak, Student Central is serving students online and remotely. Please call us at (614) 287-5353 or email at In-person appointments have been suspended temporarily. For general coronavirus updates, please see the Coronavirus Info & FAQs:

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