Missouri Residency

Updates resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic are posted below.

This page has been updated to reflect changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read carefully to learn how this may affect your application for residency. (Most recent update - 4/30/2020)

 

For all residency petitioners, the residency committee will do the following:

  • We will take into consideration the travel ban and the various state and regional directions to shelter in place.
  • We will allow a reasonable lag time between the lifting of the travel restrictions and taking on a lease and finding employment in Missouri. We understand that those things take advance planning and preparation.
  • We will respond to your application as quickly as possible once you submit it. And we will remain flexible as we process your application and consider impacts of COVID-19 on your efforts to complete the residency requirements.

Fall 2020 petitioners (ONLY): Provisional residency will be granted to petitioning students who have not been claimed as dependent on their parents' or guardians' 2019 income taxes and meet at least one of the residency requirements prior to the start of the Fall 2020 semester. To gain full residency-and continue to pay resident fees-you will need to complete all residency requirements next year.

  • For the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, please stay wherever you will be safest and most comfortable. Absences from Missouri during the Spring 2020 semester will not be held against you.
  • During the summer, plan to stay wherever you will be safest and most comfortable. Absences from Missouri during the summer will not be held against you.
  • If you have not earned $2,000 of taxable income in Missouri, document the extenuating circumstances in your petition.
  • You must have been enrolled at Missouri S&T for the entire 2019-2020 academic year to be eligible for residency.
  • Continue to document what steps you have taken to achieve resident status.
  • Complete the residency application and submit it between August 1 and October 1 of this year.

Summer 2020 petitioners:

  • For the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, please stay wherever you will be safest and most comfortable. Absences from Missouri during the Spring 2020 semester will not be held against you.
  • Explain on your application the reasons for any disruptions in your Missouri residency in the past 12 months (i.e. travel restrictions, campus closure, personal safety).
  • During the summer, plan to stay wherever you will be safest and most comfortable. Absences from Missouri during the summer will not be held against you.
  • If you have not earned $2,000 of taxable income in Missouri, document the extenuating circumstances in your petition.
  • You must have been enrolled at Missouri S&T for the entire 2019-2020 academic year to be eligible for residency.
  • Continue to document what steps you have taken to achieve resident status.
  • Complete the residency application and submit it between June 1 and July 1.

If you have questions about your individual situation, please submit them to Crystal Wilson.