Verifying Missouri residency
Out-of-state or non-resident students are considered temporary residents of the state of Missouri while attending MSU for college. In some cases, students may apply for reclassification to a resident student during their time at the University.
Examples of situations where students initially come to Missouri as non-residents but qualify for reclassification to resident status for fee purposes include:
- Parents move to Missouri while attending MSU
- Marriage to a Missouri resident
- Discontinuing of education for a year or more while living and working in Missouri
To apply for residency, you must complete and submit the residency application to the office of admissions before the end of the first week of classes of the semester for which you are applying for residence. Be sure to read the Residency Policy (provided below) before beginning the application process.