Instructions for Completing Admission Reclassification Appeal Form

The deadline to submit your reclassification appeal and documentation is always the eleventh class day for Fall and Spring, and the fifth class day for Summer. Appeals received after the deadline may be considered for the next term.

Instructions for Completing Admission Reclassification Appeal Form

  • Tuition and fee payments are due before the start of each semester. You are expected to pay your entire bill even if you expect an approval of your appeal. If you receive a favorable decision after the tuition due date, the out-of-state tuition will be refunded to you. There is no deferment of out-of-state tuition while awaiting a decision.
  • Knowingly giving erroneous information in an attempt to evade payment of out-of-state tuition may be subject to dismissal from the university.
  • Appeals for reclassification will be denied if the documentation is not complete by the census date for the semester (11th day of class for fall/spring terms and the 5th day of class for summer terms).
  • To reapply for a future term, additional documentation and a new appeal form may be required.
  • The University Board of Trustees Policy governing ‘Student Residence Status for Tuition and Fee Purposes’ specifies that the burden of proof is on the individual seeking reclassification.
  • All of the above must be verified with official documentation that the student:
    • has established financial independence and has left the parental home
    • has established in Arkansas a home of permanent nature as manifested by Good Faith Acts
    • has resided in Arkansas in a bona fide domiciliary status for at least 6 consecutive months prior to the beginning of the semester for which the fees are to be paid
    • has an expectation of remaining in the state beyond graduation


Documents to Submit with the Reclassification Appeal

Members of the Military (active, guard, or reserve)

If you are currently serving or have served in the military (active, guard or reserve) and were separated under honorable conditions, you are eligible to receive reclassification of your residency status to in-state according to UA Board Policy 520.7. You are also eligible for a special tuition rate, which excludes most fees associated with enrollment (Technology Lab Fees and the Nursing Lab Fee will still be assessed). This benefit does not include spouses or dependents. You must submit the appeal form and a copy of one of the following documents to receive this tuition and fee rate:

  • Copy of DD-214 showing character of service/ Notice of Basic Eligibility OR
  • Copy of Military Orders assigning you to your current duty station OR
  • Your current military ID (not VA card)


Military Spouses and Dependents (active, guard, or reserve)

If you are the spouse or dependent of active, guard, or reserve military, you are eligible for reclassification of your residency status to in-state. Please submit the appeal form and a copy of one of the following:

  • Assignment order with spouse/dependent listed OR
  • Assignment order without spouse/dependent listed AND previous year’s tax return documenting dependent/spouse (or marriage license for spouse of military member)

Others establishing Arkansas Residency

Please submit the appeal form and copies of the following 3 documents:

Proof you have physically resided in Arkansas for at least six consecutive months prior to the start of the term for which reclassification is requested (submit one of the following):

  • Lease (excludes UA Little Rock Housing)
  • Mortgage
  • Deed

AND

Proof you have established a home of a permanent nature in the state of Arkansas as manifested by “Good Faith Acts” for at least six consecutive months (submit two of the following):

  • Arkansas driver’s license or identification card
  • Arkansas vehicle registration
  • Arkansas voter’s registration
  • Resident Arkansas tax return (Nonresident/Part Year is unacceptable)
  • Assessment of real estate property
  • Assessment of personal property

Under the age of 23

Residency is determined by UA Board policy – you can reference it in its entirety here (https://www.uasys.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2018/04/520.8-Student-Residency-Status-for-Fee-Purposes.pdf). Ages 22 and under, residency classification is based on your parents/guardians’ residence. If no one claimed you on their previous year’s taxes, perhaps you might meet the qualifications for independent status. If you filed independently on your previous year’s taxes please submit a copy of your Arkansas tax return. In addition we would need:

Proof you have physically resided in Arkansas for at least six consecutive months prior to the start of the term for which reclassification is requested (submit one of the following):

  • Lease (excludes UA Little Rock Housing)
  • Mortgage
  • Deed

AND

Proof you have established a home of a permanent nature in the state of Arkansas as manifested by “Good Faith Acts” for at least six consecutive months (submit two of the following):

  • Arkansas driver’s license or identification card
  • Arkansas vehicle registration
  • Arkansas voter’s registration
  • Resident Arkansas tax return (Nonresident/Part Year is unacceptable)
  • Assessment of real estate property
  • Assessment of personal property

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Employee of UA System - or Spouse/Dependent

If you are a University employee (half-time or greater you will be considered in-state residents for tuition and fee purposes. Similarly, the employee’s spouse, children under the age of 18, and children who are dependent upon the employee for support (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) and are full-time students at UA Little Rock shall also be considered residents for tuition and fee purposes. You will need to submit proof of University employment. For spouse/dependents: Proof of University employment and previous year’s tax return documenting dependent/spouse.

Post doctoral fellows, resident doctors, and interns employed by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and graduate students and graduate assistants are considered students and are not considered employees for the purpose of this policy.

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Status other than US Citizen or Permanent Resident

If you have graduated from an Arkansas high school/received a GED in Arkansas and have resided in Arkansas for at least 3 years and meet one of the following:

  • You have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) [will need unexpired DACA card – EAD showing category c33]
  • You have immigrated from the Republic of the Marshall Islands (will need Marshall Island Passport)
  • You have an Employment Authorization (EAD) [Federal From I-766] and I am 18 or older
  • You are under 18 and my parent has an Employment Authorization (EAD) [Federal From I-766]

Please submit the Non-Traditional Documented Immigrants Residency Re-Classification Request

If you are on a temporary visa you will not qualify for in-state tuition and fees.


Bowie County, Texas

Residents of Texarkana, Texas and Bowie County, Texas will be classified as in-state students for tuition and fee purposes.

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Native American

Native American people in other states belonging to the Caddo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Delaware, Kickapoo, Osage, Quapaw, Shawnee, Tunica, and Peoria tribes and whose names are on the rolls in tribal headquarters, shall be considered in-state for tuition and fee purposes.

Please submit a copy of your card along with the residency appeal form.

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