Nebraska Residency

Nebraska Residency Requirements

It is important that students who are making plans to attend the University and who are not Nebraska residents are familiar with the effect residency policies may have on their financial preparation for attending the University.

All students who did not graduate from a Nebraska high school or who have not lived in Nebraska for a period of time long enough to determine resident status will automatically be classified as non-residents.

Students who qualify for any of the residency categories listed below should login to complete and submit the University's "Application for Residency Classification for Tuition Purposes". 

The last day to qualify for residency for a semester is the last day of registration (6th day of the semester)

All students must register and enroll in classes for the term in which residency in sought. Failure to register for the term for which residency is sought will result in the cancellation of the residency application.
Applications determined to be incomplete after the last day to apply will be voided.

To apply for a subsequent semester or term, one must submit a new application and provide appropriate updated support documentation.

A student applying for residence for any semester or term will be required to have established a home in Nebraska at least 12 months immediately preceding the term or semester for which residence status is sought

An individual who moves to Nebraska primarily to enroll in a post-secondary institution in Nebraska will be considered a non-resident for tuition purposes for the duration of his or her attendance. Enrolling more than half time (7 semester hours or more) any term at a university, college or community college in Nebraska during the 12 months immediately preceding the term for which residency classification is sought will be considered strong evidence that an individual moved to Nebraska primarily to enroll in a post-secondary institution in Nebraska. The student would therefore be considered a non-resident for tuition purposes for the duration of his or her attendance at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.


Residence Categories

The following categories are all sections in which a student may be eligible to apply to change their residency status. For more information on the documentation needed for each category, please refer to this document.


Documentation

For more information on the documentation needed for each category, please refer to this document.
Refer to the instructions on the application for each Residence Category and upload copies of requested Documentation.

Documentation 1: To be completed by applicants in category A, B, C, D, E, H, I, K or L. Documentation must be provided for each of the 12 months:
Documentation 2: Used to support a claim of intent to make Nebraska your permanent home. To be provided by application in A, B, C, D, E, H, I, or K. Documentation for applicants in categories A, E, H, and I must be in the applicant’s name. Documentation for applicants in category B must be in the name of the parent(s)/guardian(s). Documentation for applicants in category C must be in both the parent(s)/guardian(s) and applicant’s name. Documentation for applicants in category D must be in the name of the spouse. Documentation for applicants in category K must be in the name of the recruited/transferred employee. Three (3) of the following support documents must be provided:

Affidavit Of Intent
This must be signed in the presence of a notary and uploaded to the application online.

Is There An Appeal Process?

Individuals who believe they have incorrectly been denied residence for tuition purposes may appeal that decision through the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Enrollment Services; this decision shall be final in any such appeal.

 

If you have questions, you can email Student Success or call 402-559-2151.