COVID-19 Update on Residency
If you are currently establishing residency and need to leave Utah due to COVID-19, time spent outside Utah will not impact your residency status. From March 13, 2020 until the end of Spring semester, students may leave the state and it will not count against residency. We will continue to monitor how state and national recommendations affect residency laws. Details will be shared directly with students and on the Residency website. Additional questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have an estimated date on when restrictions will be lifted?
No. At this time we know that restrictions will be in place from March 13, 2020 until at least April 29, 2020 (the end of Spring Semester.) We will continue to monitor state and national recommendations. Once a return date is determined, USU will work with students to allow sufficient time for arrangements (flights, housing, etc) to be made for their return to Utah to complete their residency requirements. This date will be posted on usu.edu/residency
Will I have to make up the time I was out of state for COVID-19?
No. Your initial year mark will be honored. For example, if you planned on establishing residency from August 1, 2019 – August 1, 2020, you may still use these 12 months to apply for residency. At the time we process your application, we will take into account the impact COVID-19 had and make an exception for the time it affected.
Do I need to submit documentation to prove that the reason I was out of state was for COVID-19?
If it is during the timeframe when COVID-19 restrictions were in place, no documentation will be required. If it is prior to March 13, 2020 and/or after the return date (TBD,) documentation will be required.
I plan on serving a religious mission right after my 12 months. When should I apply?
You are encouraged to apply at your 11th month mark in order to allow sufficient time to process your application.
I haven’t obtained my drivers license, voter registration or vehicle registration but I need to leave the state due to COVID-19. Will this affect my residency application?
Exceptions will be made if these were obtained less than 3 months prior to the semester you are applying for. However, these requirements will need to be met at the time you submit your residency application. If you don’t have a vehicle in Utah, you do not need a vehicle registration.
If I go home to a different state due to COVID-19, can I get a job while I’m there?
Yes. However, it is important that you don’t relinquish your Utah driver’s license by obtaining a drivers license in a different state.
Are the residency information sessions on March 26, 2020 and April 13, 2020 cancelled?
Yes. Please contact us at email@example.com and we will be happy to answer your residency questions.
If I am not a current USU student but have been living in Utah to establish residency for tuition purposes at USU, do these FAQs and updates apply to me as well?
For more frequently asked questions, please visit our FAQ page
As more information becomes available, this page will be updated.
Information about USU’s approach to preventing the disease on our campuses is at www.usu.edu/covid-19.
Utah Residency for Tuition Purposes
- Priority deadline to meet the tuition and fee payment: August 1, 2020
- Final deadline: September 21, 2020
- Priority deadline to meet the tuition and fee payment: December 1, 2020
- Final deadline: February 1, 2021
Apply for Residency
Do you meet one of the following requirements:
- You are an active duty U.S. Military service member or veteran.
- You are a dependent of a U.S. Military service member or veteran.
How to Apply
Because you meet one of the military exemptions listed above, you will need to complete the "Application for In-State Tuition Based Upon Military Service Exemption". Please print and complete the form, and include the documentation listed on page two that corresponds with your exception. You may submit the documentation to http://resdoc.usu.edu or to the information listed at the top of the application form.Download Form
How to Apply
Please fill out the online application for residency. If you are unable to submit required documentation, you must provide a written statement, including your name, A-number and an explanation of why you are unable to provide the documentation. You should know that providing the written statement does not waive the required documentation.Online Application
For further residency information, please contact the USU Admissions Office:
Taggart Student Center 102
0160 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-0160