Slippery Rock University classifies each person who applies for admission as one of the following:
- A resident of Pennsylvania
- A non-resident; or
- A foreign (international) student i.e., non-US citizen
How you are classified is important because it determines whether you pay non-resident tuition rates or in-state rates, which are lower. Being a resident may also qualify you to apply for financial aid.
When you apply for admission, the university uses information provided on the admissions application to make an initial determination about residency.
If the submitted information indicates you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident however, you suspect that you may qualify for residency based on Pennsylvania high school graduation and domicile regulations; you may be prompted by the International Admissions Office to download and submit the Residency Classification Data Collection Form. The completed form should be submitted along with clear and convincing evidence to support the appeal for residency to either Financial Aid or Student Accounts. The appeal committee meets regularly to review the documentation.
NOTE: All documentation provided as part of the PA residency Appeals Process is confidential and subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
To learn more about high school graduation and domicile regulations please review the SRU GUIDE TO PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENCY.