Residency Classification Guide
Paragraph 4: Out-of-State Students Who are not Required to Pay Out-of-State Tuition
- An unemanicipated, currently enrolled student shall be reclassified out-of-state student should his or her parent, having theretofore been domiciled in the State, remove from the State. However, such student shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition nor be treated as an out-of-state student for admission purposes so long as his or her enrollment at a public higher educational institution or institutions shall be continuous.
- An unemancipated person whose parent is not domiciled in this State but is a member of the armed forces and stationed in this State, or who are stationed at Fort Campbell pursuant to military orders shall be classified out-of-state but shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition. Such a person, while in continuous attendance toward the degree for which he or she is currently enrolled, shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition if his or her parent thereafter is transferred on military orders.
- A person whose domicile is in a county or another state lying immediately adjacent to Montgomery County, or whose place of residence is within thirty (30) miles of Austin Peay University shall be classified out-of-state but shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition at Austin Peay University. Provided, however, that there be no teacher college or normal school within the non-resident's own state, of equal distance to the said nonresident's bona fide place of residence.
- Part-time students who are not domiciled in this State, but who are employed full-time in the State or who are stationed at Fort Campbell pursuant to military orders, shall be classified out-of-state but not be required to pay out-of-state tuition. This shall apply to part-time students who are employed in the State by more than one employer, resulting in the equivalent of full-time employment.
- Military personnel and their spouses stationed in the State of Tennessee who should be classified as out-of-state in accordance with other provisions of these regulations will be classified as out-of-state but shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition. This provision shall not apply to military personnel and their spouses who are stationed in this state primarily for education purposes.
- A person who is domiciled in the Kentucky counties of Fulton, Hickman, or Graves shall be classified as out-of-state and shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition at The University of Tennessee at Martin if qualified for admission. This exemption is on the condition that Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky continue to admit Tennessee residents from selected Tennessee counties to enroll in that institution without payment of out-of-state tuition.
- Any dependent child not domiciled in Tennessee but who qualifies and is selected to receive a scholarship under the Dependent Children Scholarship Act (T.C.A. 49-4-704) because his or her parent is a law enforcement officer, fireman, or emergency service technician who was killed or totally and permanently disabled while performing duties within the scope of employment, shall be classified as out-of-state but shall not be required to pay out of state tuition.
- The spouse of a student classified as "instate" shall also be classified "instate".
- Students not domiciled in Tennessee but are selected to participate in specified institutional undergraduate Honors Programs shall be classified as out-of-state but shall not be required to pay out of state tuition.
- A person whose domicile is in Mississippi County, Arkansas, or either Dunkin County or Pemiscot County, Missouri, and who is admitted to Dyersburg State Community College, shall be classified as out-of-state but shall not be required to pay out of state tuition.
- A person who is not domiciled in Tennessee, but has a bona fide place of residence in a county which is adjacent to the Tennessee state line and which is also within a 30 mile radius (as determined by THEC.) of a city containing a two year TBR institution, shall be classified as out-of-state but shall not be required to pay out of state tuition. The two-year institution may only admit up to three percent (3%) of the full-time equivalent attendance of the institution without out-of-state tuition. (THEC may adjust the number of non-residents admitted pursuant to this section every three (3) years.) (See T.C.A. 49-8-102)
Authority: Public Arts of Tennessee, 1839-1840, chapter 98, Section 5 and Public Acts of Tennessee, 1807, chapter 64, Administrative History: Original rule filed November 23, 1976; effective December 23, 1976; Repeal and new rule file May 27, 1986; effective August 12, 1986. Amendment filed October 19, 1995; effective February 28, 1996.
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