Maine Residency Classification
There are many factors that will be considered in determining residency for in-state tuition purposes. No one factor can be used to establish domicile, rather all factors and circumstances must be considered on a case-by-case basis.
University of Maine System Policy governs decisions regarding the determination of student residency.
Please note that initial residency is determined by: the undergraduate admissions office for matriculated undergraduate students, a Registrar’s representative for non matriculated students, the graduate admissions office for matriculated graduate students and the University of the Maine School of Law admissions office.
Change of Residency Classification Procedure
To request a change tuition status, the following procedures must be followed:
A “Request for Change of Residence Status” must be filed with the Director of Student Accounts, 96 Falmouth Street, PO Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104-9300 before the first day of classes for the summer session, fall, or spring semester for which residency is requested. All applications are prospective.
The completed request must be signed by a Notary Public.