Student Services Manual (SSM)

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Effective: 8/23/2007

Revised:   

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SSM 103: Compliance with State Requirements of U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency, and Lawful Immigration Status

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Purpose

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To outline the ASU policy on eligibility requirements for resident tuition and financial aid that is funded in whole or in part by state monies

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Sources

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Arizona Revised Statutes § 15–1803
Arizona Revised Statutes § 15–1825

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Policy

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All students who seek in-state tuition status must submit documentation of U.S. citizenship, permanent resident status, or lawful immigration status. Students whose eligibility cannot be verified will be classified as non-resident for tuition purposes and will be ineligible for classification as a resident for tuition purposes and financial assistance funded in whole or part by state monies.

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Procedure

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For most students, the university will be able to determine their status through established automated verification processes. Students who cannot be automatically verified will be required to submit documentation of U.S. citizenship, permanent resident status, or lawful immigration status in order to be eligible for consideration of in-state tuition status or financial assistance funded in whole or part by state monies.

If required to submit documentation, students must complete and return the Citizenship/Status Verification Form, along with a legible copy of acceptable documentation, to a registrar location at any campus. A list of the most commonly accepted documents can be found on the ASU Verification Process Web site regarding student immigrant status.

The deadline to submit documentation to verify U.S. citizenship, permanent residency, or lawful immigration status is the last day of registration as published by the university.

Students who are classified as nonresident may petition for a review of residency through the Residency Classification Office following the procedures established by state statute, ABOR guidelines, and university policy. Visit the AZ Residency Information Web site for further details.

Note: It is strongly recommended that students submit the necessary documentation for U.S. citizenship, permanent resident status, or lawful immigration status as soon as possible because the submission deadline for such documents falls on the same day as the residency petition deadline. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate the petition process. This includes the submission of a petition and all supporting documents by the deadline date. Failure to submit a petition and all supporting documents by the deadline date constitutes a waiver of the right to petition for that semester.

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Cross-References

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For further information, see: SSM 402–01, “Residency—General Guidelines.”

For related information, see: SSM 205–01, “Residency Reclassification—General Policy.”

For information on residency reclassification appeals, see: SSM 205–02, “Residency Reclassification Appeals.”


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