The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Residency Classification Guide

Below are links to the eight paragraphs of the Residency Classification Guide:

  1. Intent
  2. Definitions
  3. Rules for Determination Status
  4. Out-of-State Students Who Are Not Required to Pay Out-of-State Tuition
  5. Presumption
  6. Evidence To Be Considered for Establishment of Domicile
  7. Appeal
  8. Effective Date for Reclassification

Residency Classification Guide PDF (print version)

These regulations supersede all regulations concerning classification of persons for fees and tuition and admissions purposes previously filed prior to May 27, 1986 and effective prior to August 12, 1986.

To help you understand residency regulations at the University of Tennessee Knoxville see the section Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact Information

Anne Smethers - Undergraduate Students

Carla Poore - Graduate Students

Janet Hatcher - College of Law Students

Deborah Shepherd - College of Veterinary Medicine Students

The Office of the University Registrar

209 Student Services Building - Knoxville, TN 37996-0200
Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, except holidays.


Telephone calls for the Office of the University Registrar are answered by One Stop Express Student Services Center (865-974-1111) located at Hodges Library Ground Floor, 1015 Volunteer Boulevard. To contact University Registrar staff please refer to Staff Listing.


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