Residency Status

Residency determination can often be a complicated issue as there are many aspects to be considered. If you feel you should be considered for resident status, in most cases we will need more information than was provided on the application for admission. Below is a list of resources to assist you with the process:

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Residency. Our residency FAQs may answer your questions before you begin the residency application process.
  • OSRHE Residency Policy. This is the residency policy developed and approved by The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, regulating all Oklahoma public higher education institutions.
  • Petition for Oklahoma Residency (pdf). Once you have filled out and submitted your Petition for Oklahoma Residency, the process of determining your status should take approximately two weeks. Once a decision is made, or if additional information is needed, you will be notified, in writing. Should you have any questions or wish to check on the status of your request, please call the Office of Admissions at (918)-444-4675.
  • Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. You can find out about all the OSRHE policies on their web site.

Undocumented Students

Students who cannot present NSU with valid documentation of US citizenship or an immigration status permitting study at a US institution, but who have graduated from a public or private high school in Oklahoma, may be eligible for enrollment and resident tuition if they fill out an Affidavit of Intent (pdf) with Northeastern State University.

Note: Be advised that students completing the Affidavit of Intent may not meet federal student aid eligibility requirements. Please check with NSU's Financial Aid office for more information.