Students attending Utah Valley University from outside of the state will pay non-resident tuition rates unless they establish residency in Utah. Your initial residency classification will be determined during the admissions application process. Once admitted, your admissions letter will include your residency designation.

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Residency Designations

  • Utah Resident: You have established residency in Utah and will be subject to the resident tuition rate.
  • Non-Resident: You have been designated as a non-Utah resident and will be subject to the non-resident tuition rate.
  • HB 144/118 Waiver: You have been offered the HB 144 or HB 118 waiver and the non-resident portion of your tuition will be waived.
  • HB 102 Waiver: You have been offered the HB 102 waiver and you will be designated as a resident for tuition purposes only.
  • Online Out-of-State: You are taking classes 100% online and living outside of Utah. You will be subject to the online out-of-state tuition rate. Do you need to reclassify your status to Online Out of State? Fill out this form: residency application portal.


Residency Deadlines


Mar. 15

Applications Open

Aug. 1

Priority Deadline

Sep. 9

Last Day to Apply

Sep. 11

Last Day for Status to be Updated


Oct. 1

Applications Open

Dec. 1

Priority Deadline

Jan. 25

Last Day to Apply

Jan. 28

Last Day for Status to be Updated

All students are charged resident tuition during summer semester.

Establish Utah Residency or Apply For HB 102 Waivers

If you are classified as a non-resident but meet the requirements of a policy or exception for resident status, you may apply to change your status. If you wish to apply for residency in Utah, you must relinquish residency in any other state. 

HB 144 or HB 118 WAIVERS: these bills open the door for qualifying undocumented and non-immigrant visa students to pay in-state tuition in Utah. Learn more.


Residency Appeals

Applicants denied Utah residency for tuition may file an appeal to be reviewed by the Admissions office.

Some information to consider:

  • Students are only eligible to appeal after their initial residency application has been reviewed and denied.
  • Appeals must be filed within 21 days of the first day of classes in the semester for which residency is desired. You can review semester start days on the Schedule website. Failure to file an appeal within the time prescribed shall constitute a waiver of your right to request an appeal.
  • Applicants are notified of the residency decision via email within their myUVU email account.

How to Appeal

If you were initially designated a non-resident from your admissions application, please follow the instructions above to submit a Residency Application with required documentation. 

Residency Application Appeals

Only submit an appeal if you have been denied residency AFTER submitting the residency application. Appeals do not guarantee approval. The state of Utah residency policy can be found in R512, Resident Student Status.

To appeal a residency decision, please do the following:

  1. Email with the following information to request an appeal:
    • Name
    • UVID
    • Brief explanation for why you are appealing the decision

Appeals with missing information or documentation will not be considered.


Western Undergraduate Exchange

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is for students who are residents of specific western states. Time spent in Utah while receiving a WUE does not count towards establishing residency for tuition purposes. Compare which option is right for you.

Tuition Payment Plans

UVU’s tuition payment plan allows students to pay for their tuition and fees over the semester with three payment installments. Payment installments are based on the amount you owe for tuition and fees.

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Residency Application Portal

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