Registrar Residency Information
All students attending Montana State University must be classified as in-state or out-of-state for several purposes, including tuition and fee determinations. Residency status is based on criteria developed by the Board of Regents. Montana State University is responsible for ensuring students are classified based on those criteria and providing processes that allow students to seek reclassification. This website is designed to give individuals access to both the Board of Regents policy and a clear path to petition for reclassification.
The Office of the Registrar offers an Introduction to Residency Workshop! This workshop provides an overview of the residency reclassification process for current students. Parents & students are welcome to listen to an overview, while asking questions throughout. Our Introduction to Residency Workshop occurs the first and third Tuesday of every month from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Mountain Time). Click the button below to login.
Board of Regents Residency Policy
Undergraduate Students (Incoming and Transfer)
Undergraduate Students (Current and Returning)
Graduate Students (Incoming and Current)