Residency Status

For the purpose of assessing tuition and fees, each student shall be classified as a New Hampshire resident or a Non-New Hampshire resident. Reside, residency, or resident shall refer to domicile, i.e., a person’s true, fixed, and permanent home, or place of habitation, where she or he intends to remain permanently.

The burden of proof rests on the student seeking classification as a New Hampshire resident. Any student who previously attended Plymouth State University, paid out-of-state tuition, and now wishes to claim New Hampshire residency should contact the Office of the Registrar at (603) 535-2345 or to apply for resident status prior to registering for any coursework.

Misrepresentation in, or omission of, any evidence submitted with respect to any fact which if correctly or completely stated would be grounds to deny classification as a New Hampshire resident, shall be cause for exclusion or expulsion from, or other disciplinary action by, Plymouth State University.

In-State Residency

To qualify for in-state status, students must have been legally domiciled in New Hampshire continuously for a period of at least 12 months prior to registering for the term for which in-state status is claimed. Please note: All New Hampshire residents must complete and have notarized the New Hampshire Residency Confirmation form.

Out-of-State Residency

Students admitted from states other than New Hampshire or from foreign countries are considered non-resident throughout their attendance at Plymouth State, unless they have acquired a bona fide domicile in New Hampshire. The burden of proof in all cases concerning residency is on the applicant.

Establishing or Changing Residency

Graduate student residency status is determined at the time of admission to Plymouth State and may be changed only by applying for reclassification. Residency change information is available on the Registrar’s Office Web site or at the College of Graduate Studies. If the student is successful in his or her application for reclassification, the change will be effective at the beginning of the next term. Reclassifications do not occur mid-term.

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