The UAMS Residency Policy outlines requirements for initial residency classification and provides a pathway for reclassification on non-residents to establish themselves as Arkansas residents for fee purposes in order to participate in and contribute to the professional, economic, and socio-cultural enterprise of the state. This pathway cannot be extended to non-residents whose sole or primary purpose for being in the state is to enroll in one of UAMS’ educational programs and who are likely to exit the state after graduation/completion. This category of student/applicant will be classified as a non-resident and will be charged the non-resident tuition rates of the respective program.
Initial residency classification is made based on the applicant’s responses to questions on the application for admissions. The address (legal state of residence) at the time of application is the key determinant, provided that the individual is a U.S. citizen or has been granted permanent resident status through the U.S. State Department. The questions and data elements on the application for admission used for residency classification will be based upon the residency standards outlined in the UAMS Policy 3.2.1.
An applicant or continuing student may request a change in residency classification by completing a UAMS Application for Change in Residency Status.
New students, please submit the form to the College of Nursing 501-686-5224 or email@example.com.
Current students, please submit the form to the Office of the University Registrar
501-526-5600 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org