How do I establish residency in Alabama?

Alabama residents receive a significant discount on tuition at Alabama. While this does not affect graduate students directly, because they don’t pay tuition, it will affect the department or your research advisor, who is paying your tuition. Therefore, we encourage all students who are able to become Alabama residents as soon as possible.

For more information on the non-resident policy at UA, review the University registrar’s residency policy. To apply for resident status, fill out an application for residency reclassification and submit it to the registrar’s office prior to the first day of the semester in which you’d like the change to take place (as early as the start of your second year).