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How long does it take to hear the result of my Application for Resident Classification?

Consideration of applications can take around a month, sometimes less.  During our busiest time (Summer), applications may take a bit longer.  You may hear from us via phone, mail or email sooner.  We may ask you for further information or copies of relevant documents.  Whatever the outcome, a decision letter will be sent to your residing address. 

Can I submit an application for last semester?

No, applications cannot be submitted for previous semesters.  The guidelines specifically state that change of classification from Non-resident to Resident will not be made retroactively beyond the term in which application for resident classification is made.  Remember, applications are due no later than the 15th class day of a semester or session.

When is the Application for Resident Classification due?

The deadline for applications is the 15th class day of the semester or session for which you are applying. However, at that point, you will have been responsible for payment of your full University bill.  Applications received later will be considered for the next semester or session.

If you apply after your initial University bill has been issued and you are later determined to be a Resident for tuition and fee purposes for that semester, your University bill would be adjusted. 

My parents and I moved away from Iowa during my senior year in high school. Can I be considered a Resident?

Yes, but here is what you need to know.  A financially dependent student whose parents move out of Iowa during the student's senior year of high school will be considered a Resident provided the student has not established domicile in another state and enrolls in the Fall semester immediately following his or her May/June Iowa high school graduation.  Since the Office of Admissions will probably initially classify you as a Non-resident, you should be prepared to submit your own Application for Resident Classification.  It is impor


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