When you are admitted to Purdue Fort Wayne, you are classified by the Office of Admissions either as a resident or a nonresident of the State of Indiana. This classification is determined by rules established for all Purdue Fort Wayne students by the trustees of Purdue University. Among other criteria, resident status for fee purposes requires all independent students who enter or reenter the State of Indiana to be domiciled in the state for 12 consecutive months before the first day of classes of the semester for which classification may be sought.
How do I appeal my residency?
If you think you are classified incorrectly, you may apply for resident student status. To appeal your residency classification, print off the Purdue University Residence Classification Form. The application and documentation must be delivered in person to the Enrollment Service Center in Kettler Hall, through the mail, or via fax to 260-481-6110. Emailed applications will not be processed.
Before filling out the application, please read Purdue University’s Residence Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes Policy to understand the regulations that must be satisfied to be reclassified as an Indiana in-state resident for tuition purposes.
I was classified as a nonresident. Since I am now living in Indiana, can I change my status to resident?
If you think you now meet the criteria to be considered a resident student, print off the Purdue University Residence Classification Form. Return the completed form to the Purdue Fort Wayne registrar’s office. An application for classification as a resident can be submitted anytime after the domicile requirement, including one year of residence, has been met, but no later than 15 days after the day on which classes begin for the academic semester for which reclassification is sought.