Monday, July 16, 2007

New residency rules in effect

The following was included in a campus bulletin that was e-mailed out to employees this morning:

The new Residency rule (R-512) will go into effect on July 1, 2007. This rule requires 1) residing in Utah for 12 continuous months, and, 2) being Financially Independent (student is not claimed on a tax return of any person who is not a resident of Utah, beginning in at least the 2007 tax year.)

There will be NO RETROACTIVE application of the 12-month waiting period. This means the rule goes into effect on July 1 of 2007 and the earliest a new, non-resident student may obtain residency will be July 1, 2008.

A student who has been attending school under the 2006-2007 law, may still obtain resident status upon completion of 60 credits or upon submitting documentation of maintaining continuous residency in Utah for 3 years, regardless of credit earned. Objective evidence demonstrating domicile in Utah must also be submitted with a residency application (ie Utah drivers license, car registration, etc.).

Residency application deadline for Fall semester is August 1, 2007. Applications are available at One Stop (BA 106) or by printing a form from the Admissions web site.
Please refer residency questions to Anne Morrey at extension 8464 or through e-mail at

This change is significant and will no doubt alter enrollments at UVSC for the foreseeable future. According to the latest data, out-of-state enrollment has stayed fairly flat for the past 4 years. Of course leading the list of states that send their kids off to UVSC is California , and now that it only takes a year to establish residency look for kids from the Golden State to rush back to UVSC.

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