Residency Regulations


It is the intent that the public institutions of higher education in the State of Tennessee shall apply uniform rules, as described in these regulations and not otherwise, in determining whether students shall be classified as in-state or out-of-state students for fees and tuition purposes.

Rules for Determination of Status
  1. Every person having his/her domicile in this state shall be classified "in-state" for fee and tuition purposes and for admission purposes.
  2. Every person not having his/her domicile in this state shall be classified "out-of-state" for said purposes.
  3. The domicile of an unemancipated person is that of his/her parent.
  4. The domicile of a married person shall be determined independent of the domicile of the spouse.
  5. The spouse of a student classified as "in-state" shall also be classified "in-state."

Out-of-state Students Who Are Not Required to Pay Out-of-state Tuition
  1. An unemancipated, currently enrolled student shall be reclassified out-of-state should his/her parent, having therefore been domiciled in the state, move from the state. However, such a student shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition nor be treated as an out-of-state student for admission purposes so long as his/her enrollment at a public higher educational institution or institutions shall be continuous.
  2. An unemancipated person whose parent is not domiciled in this state but is a member of the Armed Forces and stationed in this state or at Fort Campbell (Kentucky) pursuant to military orders shall be classified out-of-state, but shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition. Such a person, while in continuous attendance toward the degree for which he/she is currently enrolled, shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition if his/her parent thereafter is transferred on military orders.
  3. Students whose domiciles are in Hickman, Fulton and Graves counties in Kentucky, can attend UT Martin without payment of out-of-state tuition but will be classified as non-residents for admission purposes.
  4. Part-time students who are not domiciled in this state but who reside in this state and are employed full-time in the state, or who are stationed at Fort Campbell pursuant to military orders, shall be classified out-of-state, but shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition. (Part-time students are those who enroll for less than 12 semester hours).
  5. Military personnel and their spouses stationed in the State of Tennessee who would be classified out-of-state in accordance with other provisions of these regulations will be classified out-of-state, but shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition. This provision shall not apply to military personnel and their spouses who are stationed in this state primarily for educational purposes.
Presumption

Unless the contrary appears from clear and convincing evidence, it shall be presumed that an emancipated person does not acquire domicile in this state while enrolled as a full-time student at any public or private higher educational institution in this state, as such status is defined by such institution.

Appeal

All resident classifications shall be made by the director of admissions at each institution in accordance with these regulations. The decision of the director of admissions may be appealed to the Committee on Residency Classifications at UT Martin, which shall, after granting a hearing and fully considering the merits of each case, recommend the appropriate resident classification of the student to the vice chancellor for student affairs. The decision may be appealed to the chancellor.



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