In determining residency for fee assessment purposes, Idaho State University is governed by Idaho Statute 33-3717B (http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title33/T33CH37SECT33-3717B.htm). Generally speaking, students new to Idaho may be considered residents of Idaho after having resided here for 12 consecutive months. If a student is enrolled for more than 8 hours in any semester, the presumption is made that the student is in Idaho for primarily educational purposes. However, if it is the student’s intention to establish residency in Idaho as well as to attend school, the student may still qualify for Idaho residency. Additionally, residency can be based on the student, the student’s spouse, or the student’s parent/guardian (if a dependent student).
Initial Determination of Residency Status
A student’s residency status is determined during the admissions process based upon the information provided on ISU’s admission application.
Changing Residency Status
If a student would like to request a change in residency status, the first step is to complete the Idaho Residency Determination Worksheet (IRDW). If the student is requesting that ISU certify the student’s Idaho residency for application to the University of Utah Medical School, the process is the same. However, please clearly note across the top of the IROW, “For University of Utah Medical School.”
The student must then attach documentation to this IRDW in support of residency. The student must include one of the three items in Part IV or five of the six items in Part V of the IRDW. Each one of these items must have been issued/dated twelve months prior to the opening date of the semester for which the student hopes to qualify for residency.
The student's signature must then be notarized (this service is available in the Office of the Registrar as well as ISU satellite locations and most local banks/credit unions). The IRDW and supporting documentation can then be personally delivered, mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Office of the Registrar:
- 921 S. 8th Ave
- Mail Stop 8196
- Pocatello, ID 83209-8196
- Phone: (208) 282-2661
- Fax: (208) 282-4231
Non-Resident Tuition Waivers
There are Non-Resident Tuition Waivers available to undergraduate students from the Scholarship Office. Waivers are awarded based on current GPA, state of residency, and/or program of study. Contact the Scholarship Office at (208) 282-3315 for additional information. For information regarding Non-Resident Tuition Waivers for graduate students, please contact the Graduate School at (208) 282-2150.
For additional residency information, please review the Residency FAQs or contact the Office of the Registrar at (208) 282-2661 or .