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How is residency determined?

When you are admitted to IPFW, you are classified by the Admissions office either as a resident or a nonresident of the State of Indiana. This classification is determined by rules established for all IPFW students by the trustees of Purdue University. Among other criteria, resident status for fee purposes requires all independent students who enter or re-enter the State of Indiana to be domiciled in the State for 12 consecutive months before the first day of classes of the semester for which classification may be sought.

How do I appeal my residency?

If you think you are classified incorrectly, you may apply for resident student status. To appeal your residency classification, go to the following Web site for more information and print off the Purdue University Residence Classfication form. Return the completed form to the IPFW Registrar's office.

I was classified as a non-resident. Since I am now living in Indiana, can I change my status to resident?

If you think you now meet the criteria to be considered a resident student, go to the following Web site for more information and print off the Purdue University Residence Classfication form. Return the completed form to the IPFW Registrar's office. A student’s application for classification as a resident can be submitted any time after the domicile requirement, including one year of residence, has been met, but no later than fifteen [15] days after the day on which classes begin for the academic semester for which reclassification is sought.