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Residency Information for Tuition Purposes

If you're wishing to be classified as an Illinois resident for tuition purposes, you need to appeal your nonresident status by submitting a petition for change of resident status and documenting that you've fulfilled the residency requirements as outlined in the Board of Trustees residency regulations.

Term Term Begin Date Must Have Permanent Residence in Illinois Established By Application Deadline
Spring 2018 1/16/18 7/16/17 2/16/18
Summer 2018 6/18/18 12/18/17 7/18/18
Fall 2018 8/27/18 2/27/18 9/27/18
Spring 2019 1/14/19 7/14/18 2/14/19

If you are unsure whether you qualify for resident tuition under the Board of Trustees residency regulations, contact the Office of Registration and Records at 815-753-8217 or at residency@niu.edu.

Read FAQs about in-state and out-of-state residency.

Determination of Residency

Per Board of Trustees residency regulations, the university shall determine the residency status of each student for the purpose of establishing whether the student should be assessed in-state or out-of-state tuition. The decision for each student is based on the information submitted to the university at the time of application for admission.

Contact Us

Registration and Records
Williston Hall 214
815-753-8217
residency@niu.edu

Hours: Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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