Virginia In-state Tuition Eligibility (Domicile)
The Office of the University Registrar applies the Code of Virginia (§ 23.1-500 through 510) to determine whether students are domiciled in Virginia, and thereby qualify for in-state tuition.
In-state tuition eligibility based on University Policy, such as for qualified Doctoral students, is determined by the student’s academic unit and is not administered by this office. Each case has its own set of facts. There is no set checklist of items that will guarantee classification as a resident for tuition purposes. For more detailed information, please go to the Domicile FAQs.
Appeal forms and all documentation may be submitted in person, by fax, mail, or using the Domicile Appeal Upload form.
Appeals will NOT be accepted via email.
Request for Tuition Reclassification (Level 1 appeal)
- Spring 2019: Request for Tuition Reclassification
Request for Reconsideration (level 2)
If the Certification Section affirms the denial of eligibility, you may request further reconsideration. This request for reconsideration must be made by submitting the Request for Reconsideration no more than 15 calendar days after receipt of the Request for Tuition Reclassification decision. Untimely requests will not be reviewed.
Final University Appeal (level 3)
If your request for reconsideration is denied, you have the right to final University review by the Domicile and Tuition Classification Appeals Committee. This request must be made by submitting the Request for Final University Review to the Chairperson of the Domicile and Tuition Classification Appeals Committee no more than 15 calendar days after receipt of the Request for Reconsideration decision. Untimely requests will not be reviewed by the Domicile and Tuition Classification Appeals Committee.
This web site and accompanying materials have been prepared by the George Mason University Office of the University Registrar for informational purposes only, and may not be construed as "Legal Advice" or an official determination of eligibility for in-state tuition by the Office of the University Registrar.
Because this web site is not intended to be a determination of eligibility for in-state tuition, the reader should not rely on any information provided in this website as such.
It is incumbent on the student to apply for change in domiciliary status on becoming eligible for such change. Changes in domiciliary status shall only be granted prospectively from the date such application is received.