How to Apply

Please read the following instructions carefully. Incomplete applications, applications that aren't notarized, and/or applications that lack supporting documentation will not be accepted. 


Completing the Application 

Print the following documents - (1) Residency Application and (2) list of supporting documentation. If you are unable to view or print forms, you must contact the Registrar's Office to have a form sent to you. Complete the application thoroughly, answering all parts. Attach applicable required supporting documentation from the list. A signature on the completed application must be notarized to attest that all information provided is true and correct.


Submitting Application

The residency application and all documentation must be submitted to the Regstrar's Office no later than thirty (30) calendar days after the fist day of class of the semester the student is filing for. The application must be recieved in the Registrar's Office or postmarked by 4:30 p.m. on the day of the filing deadline. If mailing application, the application must be postmarked prior to the deadline. Please allow 2-3 weeks for a decision to be issued to the student's UK email address.


Undergraduate Filing Deadlines

Fall 2019 - Deadline Passed

Spring 2020 - February 14, 2020 


Return the completed, notarized application and accompanying documentation to the Registrar's Office by email, fax, or mail -


Registrar's Office
University of Kentucky
10 Funkhouser Building
160 Funkhouser Drive 
Lexington, KY 40506-0054
Fax: (859) 257-7160


Student Account Balances 



Students are encouraged to pay their student account balance as if their initial residency determination is correct by the balance due date. Late fees can not be removed for applications that receive nonresident decisions. Any unpaid balance is assessed a monthly late payment fee of 1.5%. Monthly account statements are sent electronically to the student’s UK assigned email address the first of each month. Total amount due must be received on or before the 22nd of the month to avoid the late payment fee. An account hold for an unpaid balance will prevent class registration during priority registration windows. Questions regarding student accounts and payment options may be directed to Student Account Services - (859) 257-3406. 


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