Procedures to have Your Residency Status Reviewed
Your legal residence for fee purposes is determined at the time of initial application for admission to Boise State and remains unchanged in the absence of satisfactory written evidence to the contrary. The burden of proof in requesting reclassification to resident status rests with you in providing clear and convincing evidence of residency for tuition purposes as defined by the law. If you are applying to change a nonresident classification from the point of application or are requesting consideration for reclassification based upon satisfying state law criteria must follow the procedure outlined below:
- Contact the Residency Coordinator in the Registrar’s Office, Room 110, Administration Building.
- Complete the Idaho Residency Determination Worksheet and return it to the Residency Coordinator with supporting documentation. A form requesting reclassification to resident status may be filed after qualifying criteria have been satisfied but no later than 10 school days after the opening of the semester for which the change in status is requested.
- The Residency Coordinator will determine if you meet the criteria for residency and will notify you in writing of the decision.
- You may appeal the decision of the Residency Coordinator in writing to the Residency Appeals Committee. To file an appeal the applicant must specify in writing why you believe you have met the criteria and on what basis you should be given residency. The appeal should be turned in to the Residency Coordinator. You will be notified in writing of the decision of the Residency Appeals Committee.
- If you contest the determination of the Residency Appeals Committee that you are not a qualified resident, you may petition the State Board of Education for review. The petition must be submitted to the President of Boise State University in writing and must set forth your reasons for contesting the decision. The President will submit the petition to the Executive Director of the Office of the state Board of Education who will determine whether the Board or the Board’s designated representatives will hear the appeal. If the Board decides to hear the appeal, it will set forth the scope of review and notify you of the time, date, and place of the hearing. The decision of the Board is final and binding on all parties concerned. You must agree to the release of information to the review body and must comply with deadlines established by the institution for requesting an appeal.