When you are admitted to Purdue Fort Wayne, you are classified by the Office of Admissions as either 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. The policy may be reviewed here: residence classification of students for tuition purposes.
If you think you are classified incorrectly, you may apply for resident student status. Review the residence classifications guidelines to make sure you are eligible before completing and submitting the Residence Classification form and supporting documents to the Purdue Fort Wayne Office of the Registrar.
Residency Application Deadlines
A Student’s Residence Classification Form may be submitted to the Office of the Registrar any time after the Domicile requirement has been met (including one year of consecutive residence), but no later than 15 business days after the first day of classes of the academic semester or session for which reclassification is sought.
How do I apply for Residence Status?
- Start by reading the residence classification policies and guidelines and the associated FAQ’s, which will help you understand what qualifies as in-state status and what documents you will need to provide.
- Complete and sign the Residence Classification form and make copies of the supporting documents.
- Mail or fax the signed and completed application, along with the requested documentation, to the Purdue Fort Wayne Office of the Registrar. Applications and documentation may also be delivered in person to the Enrollment Service Center in Kettler Hall. Emailed applications will NOT be processed. Do NOT send forms and documents to Purdue West Lafayette.
Purdue Fort Wayne Office of the Registrar
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
- Unsigned forms and documents are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed until signed.
- An email containing a decision or request for more information will be sent to the applicant’s PFW email address within 30 business days from time of application.
- Domicile: A person's permanent home. A person has only one Domicile at a given time, although that person may maintain more than one residence at a time. Establishment of a new Domicile requires demonstration that the former Domicile has been abandoned with no intent to return. Regardless of age, a Student's Domicile is assumed to be that of his or her Parent(s) or Legal Guardian until such time as the Student becomes Independent.
- Predominant Purpose: Residence in the state of Indiana for a primary purpose other than attending an institution of higher education.