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Application Process for Determination of Residency Status


Students who are applying for participation in the SREB Academic Common Market and Kentucky Contract Programs in Optometry and Veterinary Medicine must complete the application process for determination of residency status in order to qualify for participation.

  • Residency Regulation
    The Determination of Residency Status for Admission and Tuition Assessment Purposes (13 KAR 2:045) is Kentucky's residency regulation. It is used by public colleges and universities to determine the residency status of students and by the Council on Postsecondary Education to determine residency status for participation in the SREB Academic Common Market and Kentucky contract programs in optometry and veterinary medicine.

  • Determination of residency status
    The determination of residency status for participation in the Academic Common Market is made by the Council on Postsecondary Education. An Application for Residency Determination may be obtained from the Council on Postsecondary Education. Return the completed application to the Council on Postsecondary Education, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-8204.
    The determination of residency status for participation in optometry and veterinary medicine contract programs is made by the Council on Postsecondary Education for students attending private colleges and universities, out-of-state colleges and universities, and for individuals not currently attending a college or university. An Application for Residency Determination may be obtained from the Council on Postsecondary Education. Return the completed application to the Council on Postsecondary Education, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-8204.
    The residency status determination of optometry and veterinary medicine contract program applicants who are enrolled in a Kentucky public college or university is made by that college or university. Contact the university admissions office to request residency certification forms and return the completed form to the same university office.

  • Completing the form
    The Application for Residency Determination must be signed by the student and notarized. The student is responsible for ensuring that all required documentation is submitted with the affidavit. Inaccurate information can lead to the withdrawal of benefits. Applications that are incomplete will be returned to the applicant.
    Every relevant factor is considered in determining residency status. All facts of residency and domicile must be documented and must be verifiable.

  • Documentation
    Section 3(2) and (4) of the Determination of Residency Status for Admission and Tuition Assessment Purposes require residency to be based on verifiable circumstances substantiated by the submission of original or true copies of relevant evidence. Therefore, submit a copy of the Kentucky (Form 740) state tax forms for the calendar year immediately preceding the date of application for residency determination of
    your parent(s) if they claim you as a dependent or contribute to your financial support, or your legal guardian, or yourself if you are financially self-supporting. All tax forms must include the filer's name and signature. Following is a list of additional documents that may accompany a request for determination of residency status, where applicable and as necessary to support your application
    • Copy of both sides of permanent visa (e.g., resident alien card, etc.)
    • Copy of your current automobile registration
    • Copy of your current driver's license.
    • Copy of your voter registration card.
    • Other documentation relevant to your situation that might support your request for determination of residency status.
    • Additional documentation will be requested if clarification or substantiation of the information provided is considered necessary.

 

Last Updated 6/16/2005
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