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The determination of your initial residency status for tuition assessment purposes is made during your admission process. Any questions regarding the initial residency status can be made to admissions as long as you are within the first enrollment term at the institution. Otherwise, you may request a review of your residency status by submitting the affidavit and accompanying documentation to the Office of the Registrar by the given deadline. You will be notified via your NKU email address of the decision.

If the determination is made that you are a nonresident for tuition purposes, you have fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of the email notification to appeal the decision to the university's Residency Review Committee. To exercise this option, you may reply to the email you received or mail a letter to the Office of the Registrar indicating your intent to appeal, and attach/provide any additional documentation you wish for the Residency Review Committee to consider. Once we receive your request to appeal, we will initiate the process of the appeal with the Residency Review Committee. The committee will make a determination within forty-five (45) days after the receipt of your wish to appeal. You will be notified via your NKU email account once a decision has been made.

If the determination by the committee is that you are a nonresident, you may request to further appeal by requesting a formal institutional hearing within fourteen (14) calendar days after your notification. You will be guaranteed due process that includes your right to attend the hearing to provide testimony and information in support of your claim of Kentucky residency. You also have the right to be represented by legal counsel. A hearing officer will be appointed by the University to make a recommendation on your residency appeal. After the formal hearing you will be notified of the final decision regarding your residency status.

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