Details on the domicile process and required documents for newly applying undergraduate students can be found on our in-state tuition eligibility webpage here.
How to apply
All new applicants to Virginia Tech who wish to qualify for in-state rates, should apply for in-state tuition at the time they apply for admission using Common App. The question, "Are you or your parent(s) Virginia Residents or otherwise eligible for In-State tuition?" will be asked. By answering this question in the affirmative, the in-state application questions will populate as a part of the application for admission. By applying for in-state tuition at the time of completing the application for admission, the in-state review process has a greater chance of completion by the time admissions decisions are released, which will enable greater accuracy in financial aid and scholarship awards. New applicants who did not complete the in-state application as a part of their admissions application can apply using the PDF version of the Application for Virginia In-State Rates. In order to submit a completed application, students should email firstname.lastname@example.org so that a secure link can be generated and returned to the student to use to upload the Application for In-State Rates directly to the student's account.
Questions for new undergraduate freshman and transfer applicants should be addressed to email@example.com.
The Office of the University Registrar manages Applications for Reclassification for students who enroll as out-of-state students, but whose domicile has changed and who believe that they are now eligible for in-state rates.
Students may seek reclassification of their initial tuition classification, but residence or physical presence in Virginia primarily to attend the University does not entitle students to in-state tuition rates. Domicile should be established BEFORE one enters the University. Please note that if a student enters the University classified as an out-of-state student, clear and convincing evidence must be presented to rebut the presumption that the student is residing in the state primarily to attend school. Students seeking reclassification to in-state status must be prepared to pay the out-of-state tuition rate unless they are notified in writing that their status has been reclassified to in-state according to the Code of Virginia.
The Office of the University Registrar Residency information can be found at the University Registrar webpage for in-state students.
Questions regarding reclassification for all current and returning Undergraduate Students should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Information current as of September 2020