INITIAL DETERMINATION OF RESIDENCY STATUS
The determination of residency status is made by the institution during the admission process, and is based on information available in the admission records. A review of the determination of residency status may be requested by the student, the institution, or the Council on Higher Education.
In making decisions, a determination is made as to whether a person is dependent on, or independent of, his or her parent. If a student is determined to be dependent, the student takes the resident classification of the parent. If the student is determined to be independent, the student is responsible for establishing residency in his or her own right.
REVIEW OF RESIDENCY STATUS
The application for review of determination of residency status is submitted on the affidavit and presented, along with all necessary documentation, to the appropriate institutional staff. The student is responsible for insuring that all necessary documentation is submitted with the affidavit. Incomplete applications may be returned to the student. This material will be reviewed in compliance with Subsection 4 of the 'Determination of Residency Status for Admission and Tuition Assessment Purposes" and a written decision will be issued.
WHY COMPLETE THIS FORM?
Application must be filed in a timely manner; as such, application may not be treated retroactively. A student may choose to file an application for a later academic term.
Fall/spring regular semesters
COMPLETING THE FORM
The residency affidavit, is provided by the Council on Postsecondary Education and is to be used consistently in all public institutions of higher education in the State of Kentucky. The form provides for information pertaining to dependent persons and independent persons, to students, and to parents. Each person completing this form must exercise good judgment in choosing which portions to complete and which ones to omit. It is highly recommended that if in doubt, the section should be completed. All persons submitting an application must affix a notarized signature to authorize the release of information, and to attest that all information provided is true and correct. All forms must be notarized. Applications that are incomplete or without supporting documentation, will be returned to the applicant, thereby jeopardizing the applicant's adherence to schedules and deadlines. Although many factors are considered in the determination of residency status, special attention should be given to the documents listed below.
DOCUMENTATION AND VERIFIABLE CIRCUMSTANCES
Sections 3(4) and 10 of the "Determination of Residency Status for Admission and Tuition Assessment Purposes" require that residency shall be based upon verifiable circumstances substantiated by submission of original or true copies of relevant evidence. Following is a list of documents to accompany a request for reclassification of residency for tuition assessment purposes, as necessary to support your application. Other documents may be required by institutions or may be provided at institutional or student request. All tax forms must include filer's name and signature,
|Please note Section 3(10) "Penalty and Sanctions for Submission of False Documents" of 13 KAR 2:045, "Determination of Residency Status for Admission and Tuition Assessment Purposes".|