Establishing Residency

To receive in-state tuition, a registered student seeking reclassification must complete an Application for Residency Reclassification. The required proof of residency documents and application must be submitted to the University for approval. The applicant must permanently reside in Indiana for one full year prior to making application for residency. Exceptions may exist for un-emancipated students. Applications must be filed no later than fifteen days after the day on which classes begin for the academic session for which classification is sought.

For more detailed information refer to Purdue University’s Residency Reclassification Guidelines web site.

Residency Reclassification Procedure

1.   Print the Application for Residency Reclassification and follow the instructions available at Residency Form (PDF).

OR

Visit the Enrollment Services Center, Lawshe Room 130 for updated information on establishing residency for tuition purposes.

2.  Complete the application and attach proof of residency documents as listed on the guidelines sheet.

3.  Turn in the completed application and proof of residency documents to one of the following offices at Purdue University Calumet that are listed below:Indiana

For Newly Admitted Undergraduate Students:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Lawshe, Room 130

For Continuing Undergraduate Students:

Office of the Registrar, Lawshe, Room 130

For All Graduate Students:

Office of the Registrar, Lawshe, Room 130

4.  Wait for a decision from Purdue University Calumet within 30 days of submitting your application with proof of residency documents. Students are required to make necessary financial arrangements with the Office of Student Accounts during the decision process or classes will be canceled for nonpayment.

Required Proof of Residency Documents

Guidelines for Emancipated Students

If you are an emancipated student (do not depend on your parents for support and are not claimed by them as a dependent on their income tax return), you should complete application pages one and two, and sign and date the application. A copy of the following documentation is required:

  • your most recent federal and Indiana state income tax returns with W2’s
  • your Indiana driver’s license
  • your Indiana car registration
  • your voter’s registration card
  • your lease/mortgage agreement for the past/present year
  • your most recent pay stub
  • your most recent bank statement
  • your military leave and earnings statement (if applicable)
  • your permanent resident alien card (if applicable)

It is important to note that depending on your situation, other documentation may be requested.

Guidelines for Un-emancipated Students

If you are an un-emancipated student (you depend on your parents for support and are claimed by them as a dependent on their income tax return), you should complete items 1 through 15 and 21 through 23, and sign and date the bottom of page 2.  Your parent(s) should complete items 25 through 30, and sign and date the bottom of page 3.  A copy of the following documentation is required from your parent/legal guardian:

  • your parent/guardian’s most recent federal and Indiana state income tax returns with W2’s
  • your parent/guardian’s Indiana driver’s license
  • your parent/guardian’s Indiana car registration
  • your parent/guardian’s lease/mortgage agreement for the past/present year
  • your parent/guardian’s voter’s registration card
  • your parent/guardian’s most recent bank statement
  • your parent/guardian’s military leave and earnings statement (if applicable)
  • your parent/guardian’s permanent alien card (if applicable)

It is important to note that depending on your situation, other documentation may be requested.

A student not satisfied with the initial written determination concerning his/her residence classification may appeal the decision to the Residence Review Committee. The appeal must be submitted within 30 days of the original decision. The written appeal, including reasons supporting the appeal, may be forwarded to the following:

Chair, Residence Review Committee
Enrollment Services Center, Laws 130
Purdue University Calumet
Hammond, IN 46323-2094