General Residency

The following persons shall be classified as residents of the State of Ohio for subsidy and tuition surcharge purposes:

  1. A dependent student, at least one of whose parents or legal guardian has been a resident of the State of Ohio for all other legal purposes for twelve consecutive months or more immediately preceding the enrollment of such student in the University.
  2. A person who has been a resident of Ohio for the purpose of this rule for at least twelve consecutive months immediately preceding his or her enrollment and who is not receiving, and has not directly or indirectly received in the preceding twelve consecutive months, financial support from persons or entities who are not residents of Ohio.
Exceptions

Exceptions to the general rule of residency for subsidy and tuition surcharge purposes:

  1. A person who is living and is gainfully employed on a full-time or part-time and self-sustaining basis in Ohio and who is pursuing a full-time program of instruction in Rio Grande Community College shall be considered a resident of Ohio for these purposes.
  2. A person who enters and currently remains upon active duty in the United States military service while a resident of Ohio for all other legal purposes and his or her dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio for these purposes as long as Ohio remains the state of such person’s domicile.
  3. A person on active duty status in the United States military service who is stationed and resides in Ohio and his/her dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio for these purposes.
  4. A person, who is transferred by his employer beyond the territorial limits of the fifty states of the United States and the District of Columbia while a resident of Ohio for all other legal purposes, and his or her dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio for these purposes as long as Ohio remains the state of such person’s domicile and as long as such person has fulfilled his or her tax liability to the State of Ohio for at least the tax year preceding enrollment.
  5. A person, who has been employed as a migrant worker in the State of Ohio and his or her dependents shall be considered residents for these purposes provided such person has worked in Ohio for at least four months during each of the three years preceding the proposed enrollment.
  6. Any student who is a qualifying resident of any county of a state in which Rio Grande Community College and the Ohio Department of Higher Education has entered into a legally binding reciprocity agreement.
Residency Change
  1. Students should have a fair and adequate opportunity to present proof of their Ohio residency for purposes of this rule. The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College may require the submission of affidavits and other documentary evidence, which it may deem necessary to a full and complete determination under this rule.
  2. Evidentiary determinations under this rule shall be made by the institution, which may require, among other things, the submission of documentation regarding the source of a student’s actual financial support. A Residency Change Application form is available in the Admissions Office.
  3. Any reclassification of a person who was once classified as a non-resident for these purposes shall have prospective application only from the date of such reclassification. In order to qualify for in-district fees, a student must be a resident of Gallia, Jackson, Meigs, or Vinton County and meet the same general residency criteria as stated above to determine residency in the State of Ohio.