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Residency requirements

As a public land-grant institution, the University of Missouri offers reduced rates of tuition and fees to Missouri residents. To qualify for in-state rates at Mizzou, you must meet the official residency requirements established by the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Please see our guide to establishing residency for a list of required documents and steps in the petitioning process.

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To apply for in-state status, complete a Petition for Missouri Resident Status and submit it with photocopies of all required documentation. Each petition is reviewed individually.

Residency Office
Phone: 573-882-7786
Email: residency@missouri.edu

Residency-based scholarships

Scholarships available to Mizzou students include some that are intended specifically for Missouri residents and some that are exclusively for non-residents. Non-Missouri-resident students whose out-of-state fees are paid by another source are not eligible to receive fee waivers through automatic scholarships. If you gain Missouri residency while receiving a non-resident automatic scholarship, you will automatically forfeit the annual award.