State of Illinois Residency Requirements

For more requirements and petition information about Illinois Residency for in-state tuition assessment please go to:

Petition for Determination of Residency Status


Domestic – an applicant who fits into any of these categories:

  • U.S. Citizen (born or naturalized)
  • U.S. Permanent Resident (must submit a copy of your
    permanent resident card)
  • Adjustment in Status (submitted application for
    permanent residency)
  • Asylee (must submit documentation)
  • Refugee (must submit documentation)
  • Humanitarian Parole
  • Non-citizen – Other (other categories do not apply
    to you)


International – an applicant
who is a citizen or permanent resident alien of a country or political area other than the United States and who has a residence outside the United States to which he or she expects to return and either is, or proposes to be, a temporary alien in the United States for educational purposes. Any applicant who holds a VISA or who is a citizen or resident of any country other than the United States falls under the International Applicant category.


Office of International Student Services

Non-citizen Students

Information and resources for non-citizen students.

Illinois Residency Affidavit form

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