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Oregon Residency

 The minimum requirements for establishing residency for tuition purposes are:

  • Establishment of a domicile and predominant physical presence in Oregon for a period of 12 months or more prior to the beginning of the term for which residency is sought.
  • Financial dependence on an Oregon resident or financial independence and the nature and source of financial resources.
  • Primary purpose for being in Oregon other than to obtain an education.

For specific information regarding the rules for determining residency for tuition purposes:

Apply for Residency

After reviewing the residency information, if you believe you qualify for residency for tuition purposes you may submit the residency affidavit and all supporting documentation. See the Guide to Oregon Residence Classification for instructions on how to fill out the residency affidavit. 

Submitting your completed affidavit as soon as possible is recommended. However, it must be received by the Residency Office no later that the last day to register for classes for the term for which you are applying for residency. Please contact the Office of Admissions for dates and deadlines. 

Check out information about Tuition Equity at Southern Oregon University.

For further questions or clarification please contact the SOU Residency Officer at