Students applying to the University often have questions about their residency classifications for tuition purposes. The following is a general overview of the procedures and basic criteria used to determine resident status.
The material included here is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered all-inclusive as changes may have been made to the regulations and/or statutes between the time this text was published and the beginning of the desired term of attendance. It does not replace or supersede The University of Vermont Board of Trustees Residency Regulations which contain the specific requirements that must be met in order to prove in-state status.
We realize that the outcome of a residency determination is a critical factor for many students in their enrollment decisions, but specific circumstances can only be addressed through the residency application process.
Residency requirements are complex, and no one at the University of Vermont except within the residency process is authorized or empowered to make any representations to anyone about whether or not they will qualify. The University of Vermont is not bound by any determination of residency except by duly authorized Residency Officers who have the authority to apply and interpret these regulations. No prediction or determination of residency by any other institutional office, department, program, or staff represents the official University determination of residency. Consequently, students should avoid making assumptions or relying on information from persons not directly responsible for administering the residency policies.
If you have questions about the classification process or would like application forms, call the Residency Office at (802) 656-8515 or send an email.