As a State of Ohio assisted institution, Zane State College is obligated to comply with the law established by the Ohio legislature and charged to the chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education in regards to verifying residency status and assessing tuition costs for each student.

Students classified as Ohio residents for tuition purposes receive a tuition subsidy which is partly funded by Ohio taxpayers. The law is intended to exclude those students from Ohio residency classification who are in the state of Ohio primarily for the purpose of receiving a state subsidized education.

To be classified as an Ohio resident for tuition purposes, a student must meet guidelines for residency as defined by the Ohio Administrative Code, Chapter 3333-1-10 and Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 3333.31. Please note that the term "resident for tuition purposes” may differ from other definitions of Ohio residency.

Zane State College Residency Reclassification Packet

  • Guidelines for Applying for State of Ohio Residency
  • Summary of the Rules of Residency
  • Application and Instructions
(.pdf, 254K)

If you are a new or current student and wish to appeal your nonresident status which you had at the time of your admission, you may obtain a Zane State College "Residency Reclassification Packet” from the Registrar’s Office in College Hall (PDF available on this page under Handouts).  The completed application and all supporting documents must be returned to the Registrar’s Office by the following application deadlines in order to be reviewed for the desired term:

Fall Semester - August 1

Spring Semester - December 1

Summer Session - May 1

Applications with all required documentation submitted after the deadline are not guaranteed to be processed by the term fee payment deadline. Students are expected to make full payment (including non-resident fees) by the appropriate payment due date. Payment deadlines cannot be waived or extended while a student’s residency is being reviewed. Please note that retroactive residency determinations cannot be made for tuition surcharge purposes.

Zane State College is not authorized to alter or waive these state regulations and must adhere to their provisions for each student under all personal and/or financial considerations.  Please contact the registrar for further information.