Kentucky Residency

State of Kentucky

Residency is determined according to the regulations set by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Kentucky Administrative Regulation, 13 KAR 2:045 establishes the procedure and guidelines for determining the residency status of a student who is seeking admission to, and who is enrolled at, a state-supported postsecondary education institution.

Determination of Residency Status at the Time of Admission

The initial determination of residency status is made during the admission process and is based on information available in the application materials.  If you believe that your residency status was incorrectly determined during the admission process, please contact the Director of Admissions at graya4@nku.edu or by calling 859.572.5841 prior to the first day of classes.  The Director will advise you of the process to have your residency status reviewed.

Residency Forms

Understanding the Review of Residency Status (pdf)
Residency Regulation
Residency Affidavit (pdf)

Deadline for Filing

Applications for review of residency status must be filed within 30 calendar days of the first day of class of the semester for which the application is filed. Applications filed more than 30 calendar days after the first day of class will not be considered for that semester.
*For summer semesters, the application must be filed within 10 calendar days of the first day of class.

Current Student - Change in Residency Status

If you are a current student at the College of Law and believe your residency status has changed, you must contact the Director of Admissions, Ashley Gray. She can be reached at graya4@nku.edu or by calling 859.572.5841.  Please contact Ashley before completing the application for review of residency status claiming Kentucky residency. 

Review of Residency Status - Change to Kentucky Resident

In order to review your of residency status, you must submit the Residency Affidavit, with all necessary verifiable documentation, to the Director of Admissions, Ashley Gray. The materials will be reviewed in compliance with the administrative regulation and a written decision will be issued.