The following are the circumstances under which a student may qualify for resident student status as provided by the Utah Code § 53B-8-102, et seq., and Board of Regents Policies R512 and R513. If you feel that you qualify for resident student status while at Snow College under one of these circumstances, complete and sign the appropriate residency application and provide it before the third week of the semester with the evidence outlined below for that circumstance. If there is not a residency application specified below, please use the general residency application.
To be eligible to be considered for Utah Residency, applicants who came to Utah for the purpose of attending an institution of higher education must do the following:
* Please note, you cannot be absent from the state for more than 29 total days during that 12 month period (not necessarily 29 consecutive days). See Frame v. Residency Appeals Comm. Of Utah State Univ., 675 P.2d 1157 (Utah 1983); Board of Regents Policy and Procedure R512. To prove this, you must provide bank statements for those twelve continuous months.
If you married a Utah resident and have become a Utah resident yourself, provide the following:
Note: There is no time requirement under this situation for number 3 above. That is, you do not need to provide objective evidence dated at least 90 days before the semester. You need only provide some of the evidence listed as objective evidence.
A student who has come to Utah for full-time permanent employment, or who is an immediate family member of an individual who has come to Utah for full-time permanent employment, may rebut the presumption of a nonresident classification by providing substantial evidence that the reason for the move to Utah was, in good faith, based on an employer-requested transfer to Utah, recruitment by a Utah employer, or a comparable work-related move for full-time permanent employment in Utah.
In addition to objective evidence, all relevant evidence concerning the motivation for the move will be considered, including, but not limited to, such factors as:
A dependent student who has at least one parent who has been continuously domiciled in Utah for the 12 months prior to the first day of class of the semester for which the student is seeking resident status is eligible for resident student status. The student is responsible to submit evidence of dependency and objective evidence demonstrating that the parent has established domicile in Utah with an Application for Residency.
A student who resides in Utah for reasons related to divorce, the death of a spouse, or long-term health care responsibilities for the student’s spouse, parent, sibling, or child, may rebut the presumption of nonresident status by providing substantial evidence that the reason for the student’s move to Utah was, in good faith, based on the long-term health care responsibilities.
In addition to objective evidence (as defined above), all relevant evidence concerning the motivation for the move will be considered, including:
First American Indian Exemption.
Any American Indian who is enrolled on the tribal rolls of a tribe whose reservation or trust lands lie partly or wholly within Utah or whose border is at any point contiguous with the border of Utah is entitled to be granted nonresident exempt status. To qualify, a student must provide evidence of membership in a tribe that satisfies the above criteria.
Second American Indian Exemption.
Any American Indian who is a member of a federally recognized or known Utah tribe and has graduated from a Utah high school is entitled to be granted nonresident exempt status. A list of recognized tribes is maintained by the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and distributed to all campus residency officers.
International Students with Nonimmigrant Visas.
Students who are aliens and who are present in the United States on visitor, student, or other visas which authorize only temporary presence in this country, do not have the capacity to intend to reside in Utah for an indefinite period and therefore will be classified as nonresident.
International Students with Immigrant Visas.
Students who are aliens and who have been granted immigrant or permanent resident status in the U.S. shall be classified for purposes of resident status according to the same criteria applicable to citizens.
International Students On Asylum Or Refugee Status.
An international student who has obtained asylum or refugee status under U.S. immigration law shall be classified for purposes of resident status according to the same criteria applicable to citizens. To qualify for nonresident exempt status under this rule, applicants must provide the following:
Refugees placed in another state subsequently moved to Utah voluntarily, must provide:
Undocumented International Students.
If allowed by federal law, a student, other than a nonimmigrant student within the meaning of paragraph (15) of subsection (a) of Section 1101 of Title 8 of the United State Code (see section on international students in this policy), shall be exempt from paying the nonresident portion of total tuition if the student:
In addition to these requirements, the student must file an affidavit with Snow College stating that the student has filed an application to legalize his or her immigration status, or will file an application as soon as he or she is eligible to do so.
A Job Corps student is entitled to nonresident exempt status if the student:
Upon termination of the student’s Job Corps enrollment/participation, the student shall be subject to the same residency standards applicable to other persons under this policy. The time spent residing in Utah during the Job Corps enrollments will count towards the time period set forth in this policy for resident status.
A student who is residing in Utah to participate in a United States Olympic athlete training program, at a facility in Utah, approved by the governing body for the athlete's Olympic sport, shall be immediately eligible for nonresident exempt status. The student shall certify his or her participation in the Olympic training program through a supporting letter from the United States Olympic Committee verifying eligibility.
Upon the termination of the Student's participation in such training program, the student shall be subject to the same residency standards applicable to other persons under this policy. The time spent residing in Utah during the Olympic athlete training program in Utah counts toward the time period set forth in the residency policy.
A person who has been determined by a Utah governmental social or rehabilitation services agency to be a Utah resident for purposes of receiving state aid to attend a USHE institution is immediately eligible to apply for nonresident exempt status. The state aid must, at a minimum, cover the full cost of resident tuition. Upon the termination of such government agency support, the person is governed by the standards applicable to other persons. Any time spent residing in Utah during the time the individual received government aid shall count toward the applicable time required by this policy for establishing resident student status.