Residency Information for Tuition Purposes


Students wishing to be classified as an Illinois resident for tuition purposes need to appeal their nonresident status by submitting a Petition for Change of Resident Status and documenting that they have fulfilled the residency requirements as outlined in the Board of Trustees Residency Regulations.

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If you are unsure whether you qualify for resident tuition under the Board of Trustees Residency Regulations, contact the Office of Registration and Records at 815-753-8217 or at residency@niu.edu.


Determination of Residency

Per the Board of Trustees Residency Regulations, the University shall determine the residency status of each student for the purpose of establishing whether the student should be assessed in-state or out-of-state tuition. The decision for each student is based on the information submitted to the university at the time of application for admission.