Student Residency Requirements

Student residency requirements are covered in Missouri’s Code of State Regulations (6 CSR 10-3.010). This administrative rule provides guidelines for determining eligibility for in-state tuition at public postsecondary institutions as well as for determining eligibility for Missouri state aid.

Resident Status Factors

Residency can be impacted by other factors such as military service, the payment of personal, income, or property taxes, automobile registration, and more. Thus, it is recommended that you review 6 CSR 10-3.010 for complete guidance. Questions regarding residency and eligibility for Missouri state financial aid programs may be directed to or (800) 473-6757 option 4.

Statutory References

Section 173.005, RSMo, Residence Status of Students

Section 173.1104, RSMo, Eligibility Criteria for Assistance