A Non-resident decision made by staff in the Office of the Registrar after review of your signed application for Resident Classification for Tuition and Fee Purposes may be appealed to the Non-resident Review Committee.
You must write a letter stating that you are appealing the Non-resident decision, explaining your situation and providing any additional information you feel may help the Committee when it reviews your case. this letter must be submitted to the:
Office of the Registrar
115 Gilchrist Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0006
Consideration of applications can take around a month, sometimes less. During our busiest time (Summer), applications may take a bit longer. You may hear from us via phone, mail or email sooner. We may ask you for further information or copies of relevant documents. Whatever the outcome, a decision letter will be sent to your residing address.
No, applications cannot be submitted for previous semesters. The guidelines specifically state that change of classification from Non-resident to Resident will not be made retroactively beyond the term in which application for resident classification is made. Remember, applications are due no later than the 15th class day of a semester or session.
The deadline for applications is the 15th class day of the semester or session for which you are applying. However, at that point, you will have been responsible for payment of your full University bill. Applications received later will be considered for the next semester or session.
If you apply after your initial University bill has been issued and you are later determined to be a Resident for tuition and fee purposes for that semester, your University bill would be adjusted.
Do I have to tell you when I begin working through the process to become an Iowa Resident for tuition and fee purposes?
No, it is not something (such as a major area of study) that you declare. The University does not track who is taking the steps to become a Resident.
My parents and I moved away from Iowa during my senior year in high school. Can I be considered a Resident?
Yes, but here is what you need to know. A financially dependent student whose parents move out of Iowa during the student's senior year of high school will be considered a Resident provided the student has not established domicile in another state and enrolls in the Fall semester immediately following his or her May/June Iowa high school graduation. Since the Office of Admissions will probably initially classify you as a Non-resident, you should be prepared to submit your own Application for Resident Classification. It is important that you then maintain continuous Fall/Spring enrollment.
No, Iowa does not have general tuition reciprocity agreements with any state. This includes (but is not limited to): Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.