In-State Student Status
Except as otherwise provided in this catalog, no person having a domicile elsewhere than in this state is eligible for classification as an in-state student for tuition purposes. (ARS 15-1802)
A person is not entitled to classification as an in-state student until he/she is domiciled in this state for one year, except that a person whose domicile is in this state is entitled to classification as an in-state student if he/she meets one of the following requirements:
- His/her parent’s domicile is in this state for no less than one year and his/her parent is entitled to claim him/her as an exemption for state and federal tax purposes.
- He/she is an employee of an employer that transferred him/her to this state for employment purposes or he/she is the spouse of such employee.
- The domicile of an unemancipated person is that of such person’s parent. Any unemancipated person who remains in this state when such person’s parent, who had been domiciled in this state, moves from this state is entitled to classification as an in-state student until attainment of the degree for which currently enrolled, so long as such person maintains continuous attendance.
- A person who is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States stationed in this state pursuant to military orders, or who is the spouse or dependent child as defined in section 43-1001 of a person who is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States stationed in this state pursuant to military orders, is entitled to classification as an in-state student. The student, while in continuous attendance toward the degree for which currently enrolled, does not lose in-state student classification.
- Beginning in the fall semester of 2011, all persons who are honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces and who demonstrate objective evidence of intent to be a resident of Arizona as in-state students for the purposes of tuition at an Arizona public university or community college. This provision mandates Arizona voter registration for veterans seeking in-state student classification and DD Form 214 with Honorable discharge notation.
- A person who is a member of an Indian tribe recognized by the United States Department of the Interior, whose reservation land lies in this state and extends into another state and who is a resident of the reservation, is entitled to classification as an in-state student.