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Definitions

Domicile - A person’s true, fixed, and permanent home and place of habitation. It is the place where a person intends to remain and to which the person expects to return when the person leaves without intending to establish a new domicile elsewhere. In order to establish a domicile in Oregon, a person must maintain a predominant physical presence in Oregon for 12 consecutive months after moving to the state.

Financially Independent Person - A person who, at the time of application for residency status:
(a) declares himself or herself to be financially independent;
(b) has not been claimed as a dependent during the immediately preceding tax year, and will not be claimed as a dependent during the current tax year, on the federal or state income tax returns of any other person; and
(c) has not received in the immediately preceding calendar year, and will not receive during the current calendar year, one-half or more of his or her support, in cash or in kind, from another person or persons, except for support received from his or her spouse.

Financially Dependent Person - A person who, at the time of application for residency status:
(a) declares himself or herself to be financially dependent; and
(b) has been claimed as a dependent on the federal and state income tax returns of another person during the immediately preceding tax year.

Objective Evidence - Tangible documentation to support the conduct and history of the applicant’s establishment as an Oregon resident. Examples of this type of evidence include, but are not limited to, payment of Oregon income taxes, rental agreements or home purchase agreements, Oregon driver’s license, Oregon voter’s registration card, Oregon employment records, and Oregon automobile registration.

Resident for Tuition Purposes - Each state agency has its own policies governing how the state determines a person to be a resident of the state. A person could be considered a resident of Oregon but not be a resident for tuition purposes, and a person does not have to be a resident of another state to be denied Oregon residency for tuition purposes. The policies for determining residency for tuition purposes are outlined on this page.