Sep 17, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 [Archived Catalog]

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Ohio Residency Guidelines

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Since Ohio University assesses your tuition costs based on your status as an Ohio resident or non–Ohio resident, the following general information is provided to help you determine your residency status. The complete policy on Ohio Residency is included for your reference in the Ohio Residency Policy section.

Additional information is available from the residency officer in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and is also online at http://www.ohio.edu/admissions/residency/.

Residency reclassification is never retroactive. All appropriate documents must be submitted to the appropriate office prior to the last day to register for class for the term you wish reclassification.

In general, a student must demonstrate that he/she meets all of the criteria in one of the following sections:

C–1 Reclassification – If you are financially dependent upon a person living in Ohio

The Ohio Board of Regents Guidelines state: “A student whose spouse, or a dependent student, at least one of whose parents or a legal guardian, has been a resident of the State of Ohio for all other legal purposes for 12 consecutive months or more immediately preceding the enrollment of the student in an institution of higher education.”

This classification is for a person who has been claimed by either a parent or legal guardian as a dependent on that person’s Internal Revenue Service tax filing for the previous year and has subjected their income to Ohio Taxation or the spouse of a person who has lived in and paid taxes to Ohio for the previous 12 consecutive months. The person the student is dependent upon must meet the definition of being a resident of Ohio for all legal purposes.

MUST PRESENT: A notarized written statement from spouse, parent or legal guardian specifying how long they have been a resident of Ohio.

Statement must include dependent student’s name and student identification number (PID) or social security number in the statement.

C–2 Reclassification – If you are financially independent

The Ohio Board of Regents Guidelines state: “A person who has been a resident of Ohio for all other legal purposes for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding his or her enrollment in an institution of higher education and who is not receiving, and has not directly or indirectly received in the preceding 12 consecutive months, financial support from persons or entities who are not residents of Ohio for all other legal purposes.”

This classification is for a person who has never been classified as a resident at Ohio University and would like to be reclassified as a resident. This is for a person who is claiming to be financially independent of anyone else unless they have a spouse who is also living in Ohio. A person must prove that they have maintained a physical presence and domicile in Ohio for the 12 months preceding the quarter they would like to be classified as a resident. The person must also prove they have transferred all items of registration to Ohio. The person must finally show that they have been financially self–sustaining on eligible Ohio income and have not received financial support from persons or entities outside of Ohio during the 12 months preceding the quarter they would like to be reclassified as a resident.

MUST PRESENT: Notarized Residency Petition, complete with supporting documents.

C–3 Reclassification – If you are financially dependent upon a spouse or parent

The Ohio Board of Regents Guidelines state: “A dependent child of a parent or legal guardian, or the spouse of a person, who as of the first day of a term of enrollment, has accepted full–time, self–sustaining employment and established domicile in the State of Ohio for reasons other than gaining the benefit of favorable tuition rates.”

This classification is for a person who has been claimed for tax purposes in the previous year by a parent or legal guardian and that person has not lived in Ohio for 12 months. The spouse, parent, or legal guardian must have accepted and begun full–time employment and established a domicile in Ohio before the quarter begins in order for the student to qualify.

Note: Two part–time jobs or any combination cannot be used to constitute one full–time position. This residency reclassification is based upon one full–time employment position.

If you are currently enrolled and your spouse has not lived in Ohio for 12 months, you cannot apply for this reclassification. The spouse must begin employment before your initial term of enrollment.

Students who marry an Ohio resident after their initial enrollment apply under C–1 if the spouse has lived in Ohio for 12 months.

Employment must be verified every quarter under C–3.

An employment letter will be required each quarter verifying the spouse or parent is still employed with the employer for which they received C–3 residency until the spouse or parent has lived in Ohio for 12 consecutive months.

Students will be classified as non–residents for the quarter after they receive C–3 residency unless a new employment letter is received by published deadlines.

MUST PRESENT:

Documentation of full–time employment and domicile shall include both of the following documents:

  1. A sworn statement from the employer or the employer’s representative on the letterhead of the employer or the employer’s representative certifying that the parent or spouse of the student is employed full time in Ohio. Statement must include parent/spouse and student relationship, student’s name and student identification number (PID) or social security number in document.
  2. A copy of the lease under which the parent or spouse is the lessee and occupant of rented residential property in the state; a copy of the closing statement on residential real property located in Ohio of which the parent or spouse is the owner and occupant; or if the parent or spouse is not the lessee or owner of the residence in which he or she has established domicile, a letter from the owner of the residence certifying that the parent or spouse resides at that residence.

E–1 Reclassification — If you are an employed part–time student

The Ohio Board of Regents Guidelines state: “A person who is living and gainfully employed on a full–time or part–time self–sustaining basis in Ohio and who is pursuing a part–time program of instruction at an institution of higher education shall be considered a resident of Ohio for these purposes.”

This residency exception is for a person who is residing in and is gainfully employed on a self–sustaining basis in Ohio and who is pursuing a part–time program of instruction. E–1 residency generally pertains to the individual who has resided in Ohio less than 12 consecutive months and has moved to Ohio for employment purposes. However, it may also include non–resident students who have lived in Ohio more than 12 months and are working to financially emancipate themselves from non–Ohio parents.

The employment must begin and be self–sustaining before the first day of the quarter a person seeks to qualify for E–1 residency. Other sources of income such as loans cannot be considered as income contributing to a student’s self–sustaining status.

Students who have received E–1 classification do not automatically convert to regular resident status after living in Ohio for 12 months. They must then apply under C–2.

Note: Students must apply every quarter for E–1 classification.

MUST PRESENT:

Notarized Residency Petition form, complete with supporting documents and notarized. Must meet all requirements with the exception of living in Ohio for the previous 12 consecutive months.

E–2 Reclassification — If you or your parent or spouse are active duty military

The Ohio Board of Regents Guidelines state: “A person who enters and currently remains upon active duty status in the United States military service while a resident of Ohio for all legal purposes and his or her dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio for these purposes as long as Ohio remains the state of such person’s domicile.”

This residency exception is for a person who entered active duty military status as a resident of Ohio and is returning to Ohio after being discharged. This residency exception is also for a person who entered active duty military status as a resident of Ohio and their spouse or dependent child would like to return to Ohio and attend Ohio University while they are still on active duty military and not living in Ohio.

MUST PRESENT:

Dependent student: Copy of parent’s current official military records showing Ohio as “Home of Record” (HOR) or copy of most recent “Leave and Earning Statement” (LES) showing income has been subjected to Ohio taxation. Must be accompanied by letter from parent listing student’s name and student identification number (PID) or social security number.

Independent student: Copy of current official military records showing Ohio as “Home of Record” (HOR) or copy of most recent “Leave and Earning Statement” (LES) showing income has been subjected to Ohio taxation.

E–3 Reclassification — If you or your parent or spouse are active duty military and stationed in Ohio

The Ohio Board of Regents Guidelines state: “A person on active duty status in the United States military who is both stationed and residing in Ohio (and their dependents) shall be considered a resident of Ohio for tuition purposes.”

This residency exception is for a person, or their spouse, or their dependent child, who is stationed in Ohio on active duty military.

MUST PRESENT:

Dependent student: Copy of parent’s official military orders showing current active duty status in Ohio. Must be accompanied by letter from parent listing student’s name and student identification number (PID) or social security number.

Independent student: Copy of official military orders showing current active duty status in Ohio.

E–4 Reclassification — If your parents or spouse are Ohio residents and transferred outside of the United States

The Ohio Board of Regents Guidelines state: “A person who is transferred by their employer beyond the territorial limits of the fifty states of the United States and the District of Columbia while a resident of Ohio for all other legal purposes and their dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio for these purposes as long as Ohio remains the state of such person’s domicile and as long as such person has fulfilled their tax liability to the State of Ohio for at least the tax year preceding enrollment.”

This residency exception is for a person, or their spouse, or their dependent child, who would like to return to Ohio and attend Ohio University when they have not lived in Ohio for the previous 12 consecutive months.

MUST PRESENT:

Independent student: Statement on employer’s letterhead indicating the employee was an Ohio resident at the time of being transferred. Copy of the employee’s Ohio tax return for the previous tax year.

Dependent student: The documents listed above for an Independent student must also be accompanied by letter from parent listing student’s name, dependent status, and student identification number (PID) or social security number.

E–5 Reclassification — If you or your parents are migrant workers

The Ohio Board of Regents Guidelines state: “A person who has been employed as a migrant worker in the State of Ohio and their dependents shall be considered a resident for these purposes provided such a person has worked in Ohio at least four months during the three years preceding the proposed enrollment.”

This residency exception is for a person, or their spouse, or their dependent child who would like to attend Ohio University and they have not lived in Ohio for the previous 12 consecutive months.

MUST PRESENT:

Dependent student: Statement(s) from employer(s) verifying the parent has worked in Ohio at least four months during each of the three previous years. Must be accompanied by letter from parent listing student’s name and student identification number (PID) or social security number.

Independent student: Statement(s) from employer(s) verifying the student has worked in Ohio at least four months during each of the three previous years.

E–6 Reclassification — If you or your parents or spouse are involved in community service

The Ohio Board of Regents Guidelines state: “A person who was considered a resident under this rule at the time the person started a community service position as defined under this rule, and his or her spouse and dependents, shall be considered residents of Ohio while in service and upon completion of service in the community service position.”

This residency exception is for a person, or their spouse, or their dependent child who was a resident of Ohio and took a position working for: (A) VISTA, AmeriCorps, City Year, the Peace Corps, or any similar program as determined by the Ohio Board of Regents; or (B) an elected or appointed public official for a period of time not exceeding 24 consecutive months. The person now wishes to return to Ohio and be classified as a resident for tuition purposes.

MUST PRESENT:

Independent student: A sworn statement from the community service group or a signed statement on letterhead verifying Ohio home of record for the individual.

Dependent student: In addition to the above, a signed letter from the parent verifying the dependent status of the student or a copy of a marriage certificate.

E–7 Reclassification — If you return to Ohio due to marital hardship

The Ohio Board of Regents Guidelines state: “A person who returns to the State of Ohio due to marital hardship, takes or has taken legal steps to end a marriage, and reestablishes financial dependence upon a parent or legal guardian (receives greater than 50% of his or her support from the parent or legal guardian), and his or her dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio.”

This residency exception is for a person or their dependent child who returns to Ohio and has legally separated from their spouse and is now provided with more than 50% of their support from a parent who is a bona fide Ohio resident.

MUST PRESENT:

  1. Copy of court papers verifying the couple has taken legal steps to end the marriage.
  2. Proof of Ohio domicile: (one of the following)
    1. Signed copy of rental agreement or lease
    2. Copy of closing statement on the house you live in
    3. If living with someone, a sworn statement from the owner of the residence certifying that you reside at that residence and the date you began living there
  3. A sworn affidavit from the parents stating all of the following:
    1. The student’s name and student identification number (PID) or social security number
    2. Whether or not they are providing more than 50% of the financial support for the student
    3. Length of time they have lived in Ohio and subjected their income to Ohio taxation
    4. Whether they are United States citizens, permanent resident aliens, or what their status is in the United States.

E–8 Reclassification — If you or your parent or spouse serve in the Ohio National Guard

The Ohio Board of Regents Guidelines state: “A person who is a member of the Ohio National Guard and who is domiciled in Ohio, and his or her spouse or dependents, shall be considered residents of Ohio while the person is in the Ohio National Guard.”

This residency exception is for a person, or their spouse, or their dependent child, who is living in Ohio and is in the Ohio National Guard.

MUST PRESENT:

Independent student: A copy of enlistment papers or a letter from the base personnel officer verifying service in the Ohio National Guard.

Dependent Student: In addition to the above, a signed letter from the parent verifying the dependent status of the student or a copy of a marriage certificate.

Current Tuition and Fee Rates

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Current tuition and fee rates can be found at http://www.ohio.edu/finance/bursar/tuitionfees.cfm.

Registration Fees

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Bills are sent electronically approximately four weeks before the quarter opening date. Payment is due two weeks prior to the quarter opening date. Refer to the Office of the Bursar Web page (http://www.ohio.edu/bursar/) for all payment options. Electronic check (eCheck) payments can be made by accessing the student eAccount on the Office of the Bursar Web page. Fees can be paid by check or money order made payable to Ohio University. You may pay through the mail or in person at the Office of the Bursar in Chubb Hall if you are enrolling on the Athens campus, or at your regional campus student services office if you are enrolling on one of the regional campuses.

Credit card payments are accepted at regional campuses for regional campus students only. Credit card payments can also be made using CASHnet SMARTPAY (http://www.cashnetsmartpay.com/ohio/). This is a service that allows you to pay your University charges on the Internet with a credit card. A service charge based on the transaction amount will be assessed.

You must pay your fees by the stated deadlines or risk a $100 late payment charge. Postdated checks are not accepted, and checks issued to the University and not paid upon presentation to the bank will cancel automatically any receipts given and result in the assessment of penalties.

Fees for tuition include the instructional fee and the general fee. This figure excludes fees for courses that require special fees. The online quarterly Schedule of Classes identifies sections of courses that require additional fees. Ohio University reserves the right to make, without prior notice, any fee adjustments that become necessary.

Full–time students with majors in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, the College of Business, the Scripps College of Communication, the College of Education, and the College of Arts and Sciences will be assessed a fee for computing and other types of technology (regardless of class schedule). The fee for the Russ College of Engineering and Technology is $6 per credit hour or $65 per quarter for a full–time student. The fee for the College of Business is $6 per credit hour or $65 per quarter for a full–time student. The fee for the Scripps College of Communication is $5 per credit hour or $58 per quarter for a full–time student. The fee for the College of Education is $1 per credit hour or $10 for a full–time student. The fee for the College of Arts and Sciences is $2 per credit hour or $30 per quarter for a full–time student.

You are responsible for any University communication sent to you at your official University e–mail address (Oak account) and/or to the mailing address on file with the Office of the University Registrar.

Late Registration Fees

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Unless your registration has been delayed by the University, you will be charged a fee for late registration beginning with the 3rd calendar week of each quarter. The fee is $40 the 3rd week, $60 the 4th week, $80 the 5th week, and $100 the 6th week.

Monthly Payment Plan

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Ohio University provides a monthly payment plan for students. The plan consists of three (3) monthly payments per quarter for fall, winter, and spring quarters and two (2) payments for summer quarter. This plan is not a loan program, and there is no interest charge on payments. For additional information visit the bursar’s Web site at http://www.ohio.edu/bursar/mpp.cfm.

Refund of Fees

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University Refund Policy for Withdrawal. Ohio University refunds fees or credits your account 30 days after the date of withdrawal, according to the following schedule:

  1. If you withdraw officially from the University (cancellation of registration) before the first day of classes, you are entitled to a 100 percent refund of registration fees if your fees were paid in full.
  2. If you withdraw officially from the University during the first 15 calendar days of the quarter (see the academic calendar http://www.ohio.edu/registrar/calendar.cfm), you are entitled to an 80 percent refund if your registration fees were paid in full.
  3. If you withdraw from the University after the first 15 calendar days of the quarter, you are not entitled to a refund of registration fees.

If you withdraw from the University before full payment of fees is made, you are considered indebted to the University for the amount determined according to the refund regulations. A hold will be placed on your records until your debt is paid.

Refund Policy for Reducing Course Load. If you drop credit hours before or during the first 15 calendar days of the quarter, you are entitled to receive a 100 percent refund of the reduction when such changes result in a reduction of fees. For example, if you are registered for 11 hours and drop a five–hour course, you will receive 100 percent of the difference in tuition for dropping from full–time to part–time. However, if you have 15 hours and drop to 11 hours, it does not affect the tuition, because the standard tuition rate applies to a course load of 11 through 20 hours. Course load reductions made after the 15th calendar day of the quarter will result in no refund. Corrected registration that results in increased hours could increase tuition. Further information regarding the refund of fees can be obtained from the Office of the Bursar.

Other Fees

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Miscellaneous

Reclassification fee from special student to regular student status (Athens campus only)

$10

Change of class schedule after 15th calendar day

$5

Duplicate official forms, fee receipts, etc.

$5

Late registration fee (plus $20 per week after 3rd week, up to a maximum of $100)

$40

Late payment charge

$100

Monthly payment plan late payment charge

$30

Health insurance, annual premium (domestic and international)

$1014

Monthly payment plan (nonrefundable)

$75

Orientation and testing fee

$76

Returned check/eCheck charge

$25

Transcripts–Next Day Service

$5

Transcripts Now–Same Day Service

$10

ID card replacement

$10

Phone reactivation fee

$10

Diploma replacement

$15

 

Application for Degree

Associate’s

$50

Bachelor’s

$50

Master’s

$50

Doctorate

$50

Reapplication for degree

$5

 

Parking

  For current rates, please refer to the Parking Services Web site at: http://www.facilities.ohiou.edu/parking/ or call Parking Services at 740.593.1917.

 

Admission–Related Fees
  Please refer to the appropriate application for admission for current application fees. All application fees are nonrefundable.

 

Room and Board Fees
  Room and board rates and options for the current year are available via the Ohio University Housing Web site at http://www.ohio.edu/housing/.

 

Withdrawal Policy for Financial Aid Recipients

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Title IV Funds. You are a Title IV financial aid recipient if you receive Direct Loans (Subsidized, Unsubsidized, or PLUS), Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Academic Competitiveness Grant, National SMART Grant, TEACH Grant, or Federal Stafford Loans (for College of Osteopathic Medicine Students). If you receive Title IV financial aid and withdraw from Ohio University, the amount of aid earned and unearned will be calculated using the Federal Return of Title IV Funds policy. This policy is a formula that measures the percentage of days enrolled during a quarter. The percentage is determined by dividing the number of days enrolled by the number of calendar days in the quarter, including weekends and holidays. Based on this percentage, Title IV financial aid will be prorated to reflect the amount of aid that was earned during the period of enrollment. The amount of aid that is earned will remain on your student account and the amount of aid that is unearned will be returned to the appropriate program. Once the attendance percentage reaches 60 percent, all Title IV financial aid is considered to be earned.

If it is determined that Title IV funds need to be returned, by Federal Law they will be returned in the following order: Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans, Unsubsidized Direct Loans, Subsidized Direct Loans, Perkins Loans, Federal PLUS Loans, Federal Pell Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, National SMART Grant, Federal SEOG, and other Title IV assistance. Final regulations regardling the return of the TEACH Grant will be determined at a later date.

State and Institutional Grants. If you receive financial aid that consists of state or University grant funds, they are subject to the University Refund Policy. If you withdraw officially during the first 15 calendar days of the quarter, 80 percent of the grant funds will be returned to the appropriate program. After the first 15 calendar days of the quarter, 100 percent of the grant funds will remain on your student account.

Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships. If you receive financial aid that consists of undergraduate or graduate scholarships, they are subject to a Special University Policy. If you withdraw officially during the first 15 calendar days of the quarter, 100 percent of the scholarship funds will be returned to the appropriate program. After the first 15 calendar days of the quarter, 100 percent of the scholarship funds will remain on your student account.

Unofficial Withdrawals. If you stop attending the University and do not withdraw officially, it is considered to be an unofficial withdrawal and will be subject to the above Withdrawal Policies. The date of withdrawal will be the latest date based on a student’s attendance at an academically related event. If the last date of attendance is not known, the midpoint of the quarter will be used as the withdrawal date. If you never attend all of the courses you have registered for, you are considered to be an unofficial withdrawal. It is determined that you have not earned any financial aid. Therefore, all aid will be returned to the appropriate program.

A student is not eligible for a refund until all Federal Title IV programs and other grants and scholarships are reimbursed as required and all outstanding balances with the University have been cleared.

If you are receiving financial aid, a change in your enrollment status or your withdrawal from the University could result in your having to repay programs from which you received financial assistance. In addition, you may owe fees to the University after funds are returned to the financial aid programs.

Further information on this process is included under “Withdrawal Policy for Financial Aid Recipients” in the Financial Aid section of this catalog.

 

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