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Residency

Residency Status Information

Residency Status changes could affect your account balance.  Deadlines for filing the Petition for Change to Ohio Residency Status do apply, and can be found listed on the actual petition.

The residency status of each student determines tuition surcharges (in-state or out-of-state).

  • The residency status of each student is determined during the admissions process.
  • This decision is revocable; students must appeal through the residency review process.

Residency Classifications

(in alphabetical order)

Employer Pay SB53

A person who is on an approved third party contract who does not live in Ohio, the employer is located in Ohio and is covering educational expenses.  Determined each semester based on an approved third party contact.  Please contact thirdparty@owens.edu for more information.

F-1 International (Out-of-State tuition rate)

This immigration classification is available only to full-time, enrolled students working toward a degree or certificate or specified course of study at a U.S. institution of higher education. The F-1 is valid for as long as the student remains in school and carries a full course of study. Students with F-1 visa status are not eligible for Ohio Residency Status Change for tuition purposes. International F-1 students pay the equivalent to the out-of-state tuition rate.  

Forever Buckeye (C-5) (In-State tuition rate)

A person who has qualified for Ohio residency status that graduated from an Ohio high school and has returned to Ohio.

International (Not F-1) (Out-of-State tuition rate)

Non-U.S. citizens who are in the United States on a visa type other than F-1.  International students pay the equivalent to the out-of-state tuition rate, some exceptions apply.   Click here for additional information on studying in the United States.

Mature Citizens Status (In-State tuition rate)

The Mature Citizens Program is designed for Ohio residents 60 years of age or older who want to take courses at the College.

  • Only Instructional fees are waived for mature citizens taking courses on a non-degree (audit) and space available basis.  Tuition and other required fees still apply.
  • Mature citizens are responsible for books and other expenses attached to the course.
  • All academic policies and procedures apply to mature citizens.
  • To initially set up this status the student must contact Oserve to discuss required steps.
  • If registering for classes online once the Mature Citizen Status has been set up, students must send an email from their Owens email account, each semester to oserve@owens.edu, indicating that they would like to take the courses on an “Audit” basis in order to receive the discounted rate.
  • Mature citizens desiring course credit must pay required tuition and fees and must contact Oserve to reverse their mature citizenship status with the college so fees can be assessed correctly. 

Individuals interested in enrolling under this policy should contact Oserve at (567) 661-7378 or email oserve@owens.edu for more information.

Non-Resident (Out-of-State tuition rate)

Students who are not considered residents of the State of Ohio are charged nonresident (out-of-state) tuition rates by the college in accordance with Ohio Board of Regents Residency Rule 333-1-10.  Click here for additional residency information.

Part-Time Resident (E-1) (In-State tuition rate)

A person who has recently moved to Ohio, established permanent domicile in Ohio and is gainfully employed on a full-time or part-time, self-sustaining basis by an Ohio employer and who is pursuing part-time program of instruction.

Post Secondary A
Post Secondary B

Option A: High school students may enroll for college credit only, and the student is responsible for tuition, fees and books.

Option B: High school students may enroll for high school and college credit. Tuition, fees and book expenses will be paid for by the state and students’ home school.  Students will be responsible for all course expenses beyond text and workbooks.

 Please contact Oserve at (567) 661-7378 or email oserve@owens.edu for more information.

Reciprocity - Indiana (In-state tuition rate)

Indiana residents enrolled in the John Deere or Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician programs.

Reciprocity - Monroe County, MI (In-state tuition rate)

Monroe County, MI residents enrolled in a qualifying program. 

Resident (In-State tuition rate)

A person who has resided in Ohio twelve consecutive months,  who is qualified as a resident to vote in Ohio and who may be subjected to tax liability or has met one of the Ohio residency criteria for this status.

Selective Service Not Confirmed (Out-of-State tuition rate)

Selective Service registration was not confirmed based on the information contained in the student record.   Click here for additional information on who should register with selective service.


Residency Information for Out of State Students

International (Not F-1)

Most non-U.S. citizens who wish to study in the United States will seek an F-1 (non-immigrant) student visa, but there are other visa types that are sometimes authorized for those who study in the U.S. Here is a short description of the different visa types that involve study:

  • J-1, or Exchange Visitor: This visa is for people who will be participating in an exchange visitor program in the U.S. The "J" visa is for educational and cultural exchange programs.
  • M-1, or Student Visa: This visa is for those who will be engaged in non-academic or vocational study or training at an institution in the U.S.  

More information for International Students wanting to study in the United States can be found at:
www.educationusa.info

Indiana Residents Reciprocity

A reciprocity agreement between Owens, Ohio Board of Regents, and Indiana Commission for Higher Education enables certain Indiana residents to attend Owens at the in-state tuition fee rates.

Reciprocity will apply when students from Indiana enroll in programs at Owens.

  • Only applies to students accepted into the John Deere or the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician programs.
  • Indiana residents attending Owens must apply for reciprocity in order to be eligible to participate.

To be considered for Indiana Reciprocity Status and in-state rates, a Petition for Indiana Resident Reciprocity Fee Exemption must be filed by the posted deadline.

Monroe County Residents Reciprocity

A reciprocity agreement between Owens and Monroe County Community College enables Monroe County residents to attend Owens at the in-state tuition fee rates.

Reciprocity will apply when students from Monroe County enroll in programs at Owens that are not offered at Monroe County Community College.

  • Not all Owens programs are eligible for reciprocity.
  • Monroe County residents attending Owens must apply for reciprocity in order to be eligible to participate.

To be considered for Monroe County Residency Status and in-state tuition rates, Petitions for Monroe County Resident Reciprocity Fee Exception must be filed by the posted deadline. Click this link for a listing of Eligible Programs for Monroe County Residents .

Petition for Change to Ohio Residency Status

Students not considered residents of the State of Ohio are charged out of state/international rates in accordance with the Ohio Board of Regents Residency Rule 3333-1-10 and the College Residency Determination Policy. There are occasions when students may be eligible for in state rates.

Effective spring semester 2012, Owens Community College is implementing the “Forever Buckeye” provision recently established by the Ohio Board of Regents and the State of Ohio. The new “Forever Buckeye” residency rule offers immediate in-state resident tuition rates to any Ohio high school graduate who leaves the state but returns to enroll in an Ohio college and also establishes residency in Ohio.

To be considered for Ohio Residency Status and in-state rates, a Petition for Change to Ohio Residency Status must be filed by the posted deadline.

  • The completed petition will be reviewed through the residency review process for final determination by the residency officer.
  • This process must be completed by the posted semester deadline, which can be found on the Petition for Change to Ohio Residency Status.

Selective Service Registration 

The Ohio Legislature has enacted a law requiring students to register for Selective Service in order to be eligible for certain benefits. Owens and other public-assisted institutions are required to certify eligible registrations to the Ohio Board of Regents.

Under Federal Law male students between 18 and 26 must register for Selective Service. Failure to do so will result in the College charging out of state rates, and students not registered for Selective Service may be ineligible for financial aid. To register, go to the Selective Service System Website, call (847) 688-6888 or visit your nearest post office.




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