Dependent Student for Idaho Residency
What is a Dependent Student?
You have one or more parent(s)/legal guardian(s) who is domiciled in Idaho and provides at least 50% of your complete financial support. The parent/legal guardian must have maintained a bona fide domicile in Idaho for at least 12 months prior to the term in which you are applying for residency.
To establish residency under this statute the student must prove they have received at least 50% of their total financial support from one or more parent(s)/legal guardian(s) as well as proof that the parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have been domiciled in Idaho for the 12 consecutive months prior to the semester residency is being sought after for purposes other than education.
Domicile is an individual’s true, fixed and permanent home and place of habitation; it is the place where the individual intends to remain and expects to return to when leaving without establishing a new domicile elsewhere.
Support means financial support given to the student during the twelve (12) months preceding the opening date of the term for which resident status is requested, but shall not include educational scholarships or grants provided to the student to attend a post-secondary educational institution.
Required Documentation for Dependent Students
If Parent Has Been Enrolled
If the parent(s)/legal guardian(s) has been enrolled as a full-time student during the previous 12 months, they would have to prove they have been employed full time in Idaho for those 12 months as well as the filing of an Idaho state tax return for the past 12 months.
If Parent Has Not Been Enrolled
If the parent has not been enrolled as a full-time student for the previous 12 months the parent must prove they have been domiciled in Idaho by either:
- Providing proof that they have also been employed full time in Idaho for those 12 months as well as filing an Idaho state tax return for the past 12 months.
- Showing proof of at least 5 of the following items dated 12 months prior to the opening day of the semester in which they are applying for:
- Ownership or leasing of a residence in Idaho;
- Registration and payment of Idaho taxes or fees, other than sales or income tax;
- Registration to vote in Idaho;
- Holding an Idaho driver’s license or ID card;
- Evidence of abandonment of a previous domicile;
- Establishment of accounts with Idaho financial institutions;
- Other similar factors such as: Enrollment of dependent children in Idaho elementary or secondary schools, acceptance of permanent employment in Idaho, documentation of need to care for relative in Idaho, utility statements, employment documentation.
How to Change Your Residency Status
- Choose a pathway to residency and prepare your documentation. You can submit materials after you meet qualifying criteria.
- Complete the Idaho Residency Determination Worksheet.
- Email the worksheet and supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also bring the worksheet and documentation to the Registrar’s Office, Admin Building Room 110.