Residency Information

(110 ILCS 305/7e-5)

Effective Fall 2003

The above cited law should be viewed as a supplement to the University of Illinois Residency Status Regulations. The law allows in-state tuition for those applicants to the University of Illinois (U.S. citizens and non-citizens) who meet the following criteria:

  1. attended an Illinois school for at least three years (K-12) prior to graduating or receiving the equivalent of a diploma;
  2. graduated from an Illinois high school or received the equivalent of a diploma in Illinois;
  3. resided with parents or guardians while attending an Illinois high school; and
  4. for those applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., provided the University with a notarized affidavit stating the applicant will file an application to become a permanent resident of the United States at the earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.

(Note: If the above criteria are all met, but the student subsequently establishes a residence in another state before enrolling at the University of Illinois, the student is not eligible for resident tuition under this law.)

Affidavit forms are available from campus Admissions offices or click here. Note: Submission of this affidavit form is subject to the same deadlines as for the Petition for Determination of Residency Status.

To view the Illinois law in its entirety, click here.