Because Ball State University is financially supported by the Indiana legislature, resident students pay less in fees than out-of-state students. Residency status, as determined by the Office of Registrar in accordance with rules adopted by the Board of Trustees, is subject to change.
- Your residency status depends primarily upon the length of time you have lived in Indiana for purposes other than attending a college or university in Indiana.
- A minimum residency of one year prior to enrolling is required for independent students (not receiving financial support or claimed as dependents by parents/guardians on their income tax forms).
- The student bears the burden of proof in making a claim to resident status.
- To request a change in residency classification, the student must submit an Application for Residency Review and provide proof of residency in Indiana.
To complete an application online for residency status review
To mail an application for residency status review, click here to print