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U.S. Military and Uniformed Service Members

In-State/Out-of-State Residency

In-State/Out-of-State status for tuition purposes is determined according to Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) policy. The full text of the policy, including information for uniformed services and other military service/training is located in Section 3.18 of the Oklahoma State Regents Policy and Procedures Manual.  The OUHSC Office of Admissions and Records determines in-state/out-of-state classification for its individual students at the time of initial application or as the result of a petition for in-state residency.

If concerned that your classification is incorrect or your status has changed, you may submit the Petition for Oklahoma Residency to the Office of Admissions and Records using the form below.

Petitions are assessed on their own merit using the guidelines and regulations established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE).  It is the student's responsibility and burden to provide convincing evidence that adequately supports the petition.

Petitions and supporting documents must be submitted by the semester deadlines below.  Petitions submitted after the deadline will be reviewed for subsequent terms. In-state reclassification and in-state tuition is not granted on a retroactive basis.

  • Fall - October 31
  • Spring - March 31
  • Summer - June 30

If you are receiving scholarships, loans, grants or other financial aid, contact the OUHSC Financial Aid office for information concerning the impact reclassification may have on your financial aid.

If you have questions regarding in-state/out-of-state residency, contact an Admissions Officer by email at Admissions@ouhsc.edu or by calling (405)271-2359.

Waiver of Tuition for Prisoners of War, Persons Missing in Action, and Their Dependents

A resident of the state of Oklahoma at the time he or she entered service of the United States Armed Forces or whose official residence is within the state of Oklahoma and who, while in the United States Armed Forces, has been declared to be a prisoner of war or a person missing in action as established by the Secretary of Defense. A “dependent” means any child whose parent served as a prisoner of war or was declared by the United States Armed Forces to be a person missing in action. A dependent child ceases to be eligible for benefits when he/she turns twenty-four (24) years old.

Waiver for Dependents of Oklahoma Peace Officers, Fire Fighters and Emergency Medical Technicians

Title 70, O. S. 2005 Supp., § 3218.7, Title 63, O.S. 2005 Supp., § 1-2505

Oklahoma Peace Officer, Fire Fighter or Emergency Medical Technician who has given their life in the line of duty. A dependent ceases to be eligible for benefits when he/she turns twenty-four (24) years old.