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Procedures for Establishing Residency

Policy Number: 100703

Current Policy

Category: Academic » Residency

 

Policy

Northern Arizona University determines your residency status after receiving your completed application for admission.

The decision is based on information in the application, transcripts, and other documents required for admission. This residency status remains in effect until you:

  • either fulfill the requirements for residency and petition for a change in classification
  • or lose resident status by living outside Arizona with the intent to become a resident of another state.
  • Your residency status is automatically reviewed after you have been absent from NAU for more than three terms and then reapply to NAU.

If you are found to have made false or misleading statements about your residency or tuition status, you are subject to dismissal from Northern Arizona University.

General Procedure

For residency inquiries, contact the following departments based on your student classification.

Student Classification

Department to Contact

Telephone

New Students

Undergraduate Admissions

928-523-5511

New Incoming Transfer Students

Undergraduate Admissions

928-523-5511

Continuing Students: Undergraduate

Registrar

928-523-2109

Graduate Students: New or Continuing

Graduate College

928-523-4348

 

 

 

Military/Veteran: Honorably Discharged

Office of Military and Veteran Affairs

928-523-VETS

Military/Active: New Students

Undergraduate Admissions

928-523-5511

Military/Active: Incoming Transfer Students

Undergraduate Admissions

928-523-5511

Military: Continuing Students, Undergraduate

Registrar

928-523-2109

Military: Continuing Students, Graduate

Graduate College

928-523-4348

Special Circumstances

 

Students can petition for exception

If you believe you have been incorrectly classified and you desire to change your out-of-state classification, you must do so by filing a petition no later than the last day of regular course-enrollment for the term for which you are seeking to change classification.

Students can appeal

If your petition is denied and you wish to appeal that decision, you must submit your appeal in writing no later than 35 days after the last day of regular course-enrollment. You have the right to appear and testify at a hearing before the review committee and to be represented by an advisor, at your own expense. You should review residency classification policies before filing a request for review. Failure to file a petition or an appeal by the designated date results in a waiver of your right to a review.


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