Policy H-25

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This is an archived version of the policy. See current university policy here


(Approved: Trustees 3/25/72)

Note: See the following link by the Office of the Registrar’s for any new information regarding these rules: http://registrar.indiana.edu/resiinfo.shtml

This Rule establishes the policy under which students shall be classified as residents or nonresidents upon all campuses of Indiana University. A nonresident student shall pay a nonresident fee in addition to fees paid by a resident student.

This Rule shall take effect July 1, 1972, provided that no person properly classified as a resident student before July 1, 1972, shall be adversely affected by this Rule, if he attended the University before that date and while he remains continuously enrolled in the University. "Residence" as the term, or any of its variations, is used in the context of this Rule means the establishment of a permanent dwelling place within the State and the continued occupancy of such dwelling. A person entering the State from another state or country for the predominant purpose of attending an institution of higher education does not acquire residence for the purpose of this Rule. The fact that a person pays taxes and votes in the State does not result in the acquisition of residence as the term is used in this Rule.

1. A person shall be classified as a "resident student" if he has continuously resided in Indiana for at least twelve (12) months immediately preceding the first scheduled day of classes of the semester or other session in which the individual enrolls in the University; subject to the exception stated in paragraph 2.
a. The residence of a minor follows that of the parents or of a legal guardian who has actual custody of the minor or administers the property of the minor. In the case of divorce or separation, if either parent meets the residence requirements, the minor child will be considered a resident.
b. A minor who comes from another state or country for the predominant purpose of attending the University shall not be admitted to resident student status upon the basis of the residence of a guardian, except upon appeal to the Trustees in each case.
c. A person who otherwise would be deemed a nonresident shall not gain resident student status by reason of marriage; nor shall resident student status be lost by reason of marriage.
2. A minor child shall be classified as a resident student without meeting the twelve (12) month requirement of physical presence within Indiana if his presence in Indiana results from the establishment by his parents of their permanent residence within the state and if he proves that the move was predominantly for reasons other than to make such minor to become entitled to the status of "resident student."
3. When it shall appear that the family of a person properly classified as a "resident student" under paragraph 2 has removed its permanent home from Indiana, such person shall then be reclassified to the status of non-resident; provided, that no such reclassification shall be effective until the beginning of the semester next following such removal.
4. Physical presence in Indiana for the predominant purpose of attending a college, university, or other institution of education, except high school or its equivalent, shall not be counted in determining the twelve (12) month period of residence; nor shall absence from Indiana for such purpose deprive a person of resident status.
5. Nationality of a person shall not be a factor in determining resident student status if such person has the legal capacity to remain permanently in the United States.
6. A person once properly classified as a resident student shall be deemed to remain a resident student so long as remaining continuously enrolled in the University until his degree shall have been earned, subject to the provisions of paragraph 3; conversely, a person once properly classified as a nonresident student shall remain a nonresident student until such time as he shall receive the degree for which he is enrolled.
7. The Registrar or the person fulfilling those duties on each campus shall classify each student as resident or nonresident, and may require and question proof of relevant facts. The burden of proof is upon the student making a claim to resident student status.
8. A Standing Committee on Residence shall be appointed by the President of the University.
9. A student who is not satisfied by the determination of the Registrar may lodge a written appeal with the Standing Committee on Residence, which Committee shall review the appeal in a fair manner and shall, if time and circumstances permit or require, afford to the student a personal hearing. The Committee shall report its determination to the Registrar who shall forward it to the student.
10. The Standing Committee on Residence is authorized to classify a student as a resident student, though not meeting the specific requirements herein set forth, if such student's situation presents unusual circumstances and the individual classification is within the general scope of this Rule, or is consistent with a decision of the Trustees; provided, that each such instance shall be promptly reported to the Trustees for approval.
11. A student, within thirty days after notice of an adverse decision by the Committee on Residence, may file an appeal to the Trustees with its Secretary.
12. A student or prospective student who shall knowingly provide false information or shall refuse or conceal information for the purpose of achieving resident student status shall be subject to the full range of penalties, including expulsion, provided for by the University, as well as to such other punishment which may be provided for by law.
13. A student who does not pay additional monies which may be due because of his classification as a non-resident student, within thirty (30) days after demand, shall thereupon be indefinitely suspended.
14. A student or prospective student who fails to request resident student status within a particular semester or session shall be deemed to have waived any alleged overpayment of fees for that semester or session.