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Office of the Registrar

Office of the Registrar
118 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506–0114

Main Line: 785-532-6254

Fax: 785-532-5599


Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday-Friday
8:00-12:00 & 1:00-5:00
9:00-12:00 & 1:00-5:00
Phone Hours:
Monday, Wednesday-Friday
8:00-12:00 & 1:00-5:00
9:00-12:00 & 1:00-5:00

Residency FAQs

How do I obtain residency for fee purposes?

Resident tuition classification is determined by criteria in Kansas statutes and regulations of the Kansas Board of Regents.

Before submitting a residency application, review the Guidelines for Resident Classification, which outlines the rules and regulations to the different residency classifications. Depending on the residency classification that is applicable, additional forms may be required to submit in addition to the residency application. Once you have reviewed the guidelines, you may print the application and return it to the appropriate office. The responsibility of enrolling under the proper residence classification for fee purposes is placed on the student. If there is any question concerning resident classification, it is the responsibility of the student when registering and paying fees to raise the question with the Office of the Registrar.

When/where should I submit a residency application?

Application for Resident Tuition

The Office of the Registrar processes applications for residency for continuous undergraduate and Veterinary Medicine students. Applications are accepted 45 calendar days prior to the first day of the term and up to 30 days after the first day of the term. Submit your application to the Office of the Registrar, 118 Anderson Hall, Manhattan, KS, 66506-0114.

Dates for submitting your application are as follows:

  • Spring 2020: December 6, 2019 - February 20, 2020
  • Summer 2020: April 10, 2020 - June 25, 2020
  • Fall 2020: July 10, 2020 - September 23, 2020

If you are a new undergraduate applicant, a readmitted undergraduate student, or a first-term undergraduate student, contact the Office of Admissions, 119 Anderson Hall, Manhattan, KS, 66506-0102.

If you are a graduate student, submit your application to the Graduate School, 119 Eisenhower Hall, Manhattan, KS, 66506-1103.

What can I do if my application is denied?

If your application for residency is denied, you will be notified of such in writing. You will then be given the opportunity to appeal the denial of residency, in person, before the Out of State Fee Appeals Committee. The decisions of the Appeals Committee shall not be subject to further administrative review by any officer or committee of Kansas State University, or by the state Board of Regents. An appeal of an adverse residency determination by the Appeals Committee can be made to the District Court.

Please review the guidelines for residency application to understand the resident classification process for tuition purposes.