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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 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 to submit application and supporting materials for Ohio Residency for Tuition Surcharge Purposes are:





Summer Semester 2019

March 7, 2019

May 1, 2019

May 24, 2019

Autumn Semester 2019

June 1, 2019

August 2, 2019

August 26, 2019

Spring Semester 2020

October 15, 2019

December 13, 2019

January 13, 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 Residency Status Reclassification process, to determine if you qualify to apply, or if you have general questions regarding residency, you may send an e-mail to: or call us at (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