As UVU works to address the COVID-19 pandemic, please know that the state of Utah is taking the position that any decisions institutions make to mitigate a public health emergency will not negatively impact a student’s residency status.

Please email residency@uvu.edu for further assistance or clarification.

Residency

Out of state students enrolled at Utah Valley University are subject to non-resident tuition rates. Your initial residency classification will be determined when your admissions application is reviewed. Once admitted, your official email of acceptance will include your classification. 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.

 

Consider enrolling in UVU's tuition payment planThe tuition payment plan allows students to pay for their tuition and fees over the course of the semester with three payment installments. Payment installments are based on the amount you owe for tuition and fees.

Residency Deadlines:

 fall                      spring   

  Mar 15 - Aug 1                                       Oct 1 - Dec 1               

   Late apps accepted                                     LATE APPS ACCEPTED

   until Sept 5                                                       UNTIL JAN 15 

                                                                       

SUMMERRESIDENT TUITION IS CHARGED TO ALL STUDENTS DURING THE SUMMER. RESIDENT TUITION WILL NOT CONTINUE TO BE AWARDED AFTER SUMMER FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT APPLIED FOR AND GRANTED RESIDENCY.

 

To apply for Residency:

  1. Submit the residency application
  2. Check your myUVU email for status updates or requests for more information
  3. All required documentation must be submitted while completing the residency application.

Burden of proof is on the student to prove that he or she is eligible for resident student status. If you have any questions or do not receive notification within two weeks of submission, please call our office, 801-863-8706, or email our residency coordinators (include your student UV ID # in all emails) residency@uvu.edu.

The following documentation is required by every applicant (R512-4)

Must be a U.S. citizen or have Permanent Resident Status - (Provide a copy of permanent resident card)

Utah driver’s license - publicsafety.utah.gov/dld/ - (If you do not have valid driver’s license from any other state and do not drive, provide a copy of a Utah ID card)  

Proof of Utah voter registration (Citizens Only) -Provide a copy of your Registration Certificate from the County Clerk’s Office, or a screenshot from http://vote.utah.gov/ (Click on “Find My Voter Registration Info”)

Utah vehicle registrationhttp://www.dmv.utah.gov/ (If you are operating a vehicle in Utah, provide a copy of the registration even if your name is not on your registration)

   *Must be issued prior to the first day of class of the term for which you are applying

One-Year (12 continuous months of physical presence in Utah) and Declaring Financial Independence

Verification of physical presence in Utah for at least 12 continuous months PRIOR to the term for which you are applying for residency (Cannot be out of the state of Utah for more than a total of 30 days during this 12 -month period).  Acceptable forms of verification include enrollment in on-campus courses or a letter from a Utah employer (letter must be on letterhead, must be dated, must include from and to dates of employment, and must be signed by someone authorized to verify employment). 

We do not accept utility bills, W-2 forms, rental agreements, or letters from friends.

If you are single and 24 years of age or younger, provide a copy of the first two pages of your parents’ federal taxes (Form 1040) from the previous year showing that you are not claimed as a dependent on the tax return of any person who is not a resident of Utah to verify financial independence.  (Keep in mind, if you are claimed as a dependent on the most recent federal tax return by someone who is a resident of a state other than Utah, that may disqualify you from Utah resident status eligibility) 

  • Documentation verifying 12 months of continuous presence in Utah
  • Driver’s license & voter registration, should be issued at least 90 days prior to the 1st day of the semester
  • Vehicle Registration, if the student is operating a vehicle in Utah
  • Copies of the 1st 2 pages of parent’s most recent federal tax return.

Marriage to a Utah Resident

  • Copies of your Utah driver’s license, voter registration, and, if applicable, vehicle registration.
  • Copy of marriage certificate verifying the date of the marriage.
  • Copy of Utah spouse’s Utah state income tax return for the tax year prior to the year of the marriage. If the spouse did not file state tax return because his/her parent(s) claimed the individual as a tax dependent, provide copies of the 1st 2 pages of spouse’s parent(s) federal tax and Utah state tax return for the tax year prior to the year of your marriage.
  • Copies of spouse Utah driver’s license, voter registration, and, if applicable, vehicle registration

A dependent child with a parent domiciled in Utah for at least twelve continuous months

  • Copy of most recent federal tax return showing you as a tax dependent of one of your parents. (Does not need to be the Utah parent.)
  • Copy of most recent Utah state tax return for the Utah parent.
  • Copies of Utah driver’s license, voter registration, vehicle registration, for the Utah parent.
  • Letter from Parent’s Utah employer (letter must be on letterhead, dated, include form and to dates of employment, and signed)

Your move to Utah is for full-time permanent employment (including cases where the employment is for a spouse or parent)

  • Copies of your Utah driver’s license, voter registration, and, if applicable, vehicle registration.
  • Student/Spouse or Parent-Letter, on company letterhead, from the Utah employer, verifying the full-time employment, including hire date and verification of employer-requested job transfer or recruitment.
  • If you are single and under 25 years of age, you must provide proof that you were not claimed as a tax dependent on your out-of-state parent(s) most recent federal tax return.
  • For parent(s) employment, you must provide a copy of your parent’s most recent federal tax return verifying you were claimed as a dependent. In order to qualify, our office must see the offer of employment came prior to your earliest application for admission to Utah Valley University
  • Copies of the employed parent’s Utah driver’s license, voter, and vehicle registration
Extenuating circumstances (such as divorce, death of a spouse, long-term health care responsibilities of family members, or refugee placed directly in Utah)
  • Copies of your Utah driver’s license, voter registration, and, if applicable, vehicle registration.
  • Documentation of the extenuating circumstance. (Specific circumstances that qualify are listed in R512, Determination of Resident Status.) All relevant evidence concerning the motivation for the move shall be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Refugees who were placed directly in Utah should submit proof of their refugee status (INS Document Number I-94) and written confirmation from the agency that assisted in their move to Utah, such as the International Rescue Committee or Catholic Community Services of Utah.
American Indian enrolled on the tribal rolls of a tribe whose reservation or trust lands lie partly or wholly within Utah or whose border is at any point contiguous with the border of Utah
  • Copy of your “Certificate of Blood” document.
  • Qualifying tribes include:
    • Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation
    • Navajo Nation (Diné)
    • Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie)
    • Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar City Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, IndianPeaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes)
    • Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah
    • Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation
    • Hopi
    • Zuni
    • Shoshone-Bannock Tribe
 Utah state social or rehabilitation services agency assistance recipient receiving full time tuition and fees allowance
 
  • Letter from your Social Services Counselor verifying the agency is paying your educational expenses.
Participant in Olympic athlete training program in Utah
  • Letter from the USOC verifying your eligibility.
Job Corps Student
  • Letter verifying your current participation in Utah Job Corps.

Application for In-State Tuition Based Upon Military Service Exceptions

Please check the sections below to see if you qualify under any of the following military exceptions and then complete the Application for In-State Tuition Based upon Military Service Exceptions:

Application link for In-state tuition based upon Military Service Exceptions

Please check the sections below to see if you qualify under any of the following military exceptions and then complete the Application for In-State Tuition Based Upon Military Service Exceptions:

Military res App

U.S. Military service member assigned to active duty within Utah

  • Copy of the military orders placing you in Utah on active duty assignment.
  • Copy of your current military ID card.

An immediate family member of U.S. Military service member currently assigned to active duty within the state of Utah

  • Copy of the military orders placing the service member in Utah on active duty assignment.
  • Copy of the military service member’s military ID card and a copy of your military privilege card.
  • Evidence of family relationship (Service member’s tax return, birth certificate)

U.S. Military Veteran

  • Copy of Military DD-214, which includes proof of honorable or general discharge.
  • Objective evidence that you have demonstrated an intent to establish residency in Utah, which may include any one of the following:
    • Utah voter registration card
    • Utah driver’s license or identification card
    • Utah vehicle registration
    • Evidence of employment in Utah
    • Rental agreement showing your name and a Utah address
    • Utility bills showing your name and Utah address

Immediate family member of a U.S. Military veteran who has seperated within the last five years

  • Copy of military veteran’s DD-214, which includes proof of honorable or general discharge within the last five years.
  • If applicant is the dependent child of the U.S. military veteran, a copy of the military service member’s most recent federal tax return verifying they claimed the applicant as a tax dependent or copy of birth certificate.
  • Objective evidence that you have demonstrated an intent to establish residency in Utah, which may include any one of the following:
    • Utah voter registration card
    • Utah driver’s license or identification card
    • Utah vehicle registration
    • Evidence of employment in Utah
    • Rental agreement showing your name and a Utah address
    • Utility bills showing your name and Utah address
 Eligible person entitiled to benefits under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 30, Montgomery G.I. Bill-Active Duty Education Assistance Program, Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, Chapter 33, Post 9/11 Educational Assistance Program
  • Evidence of eligibility under Title 38 U.S. Code Chapter 30, Montgomery G.I. Gill –Active Duty Educational Assistance Program, or Chapter 33, Post 9/11 Educational Assistance Program. Students may obtain verification from the VA or online through their eBenefits account and work with UVU Veterans service center.
  • Objective evidence that you have demonstrated an intent to establish residency in Utah, which may include any one of the following:
    • Utah voter registration card
    • Utah driver’s license or identification card
    • Utah vehicle registration
    • Evidence of employment in Utah
    • Rental agreement showing your name and a Utah address
    • Utility bills showing your name and Utah address
 An Individual who maintains residency in Utah with an intent to return but who is serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and is assigned outsie of Utah (Includes the situation where the student is a spouse or dependent child)
  • A copy of the military service member’s military identification card (if applicant is a dependent child or spouse, a copy of the applicant’s military privilege card.
  • A copy of the military service member’s most recent military orders.
  • Objective evidence that the military service member has not relinquished residency ties to Utah, which may include any one of the following:
    • Utah voter registration card
    • Utah driver’s license or identification card
    • Utah vehicle registration
    • Copy of a Utah income tax return, in the military service member’s or a military service member’s spouse’s name, filed as a Utah resident
    • Proof that the military service member or military service member’s spouse owns a home in Utah, including a property tax notice for property owned in Utah.
  • If applicant is a dependent child or spouse, a copy of the military service member’s most recent federal tax return verifying they claimed the applicant or filed a joint tax return

Residency Appeals

Applicants who are denied Utah residency for tuition purposes may file an appeal to be reviewed by the Admissions office. Students are only eligible to appeal after their residency application has been reviewed and denied. Appeals must be filed within 21 days of the beginning of classes for which residency is desired. Failure to file an appeal within the time prescribed shall constitute a waiver of your right to request an appeal. Applicants are notified in writing the decision of the Admissions office within their myUVU email account.

  • Initial Determination Appeals

    Submit Utah Valley University’s Residency Application with required documentation.

  • Residency Application Appeals

    Email residency@uvu.edu to request an appeal. Appeals with missing information or documentation will not be considered.

    Appeals are not guaranteed approval. 

 

Regents' Policy R512 can be found at, https://ushe.edu/policies/