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Office of the Registrar

Forever Buckeye Ohio Residency for Ohio High School Graduates

The State of Ohio’s 2012-2013 budget establishes a new provision called "Forever Buckeye."  This provision extends the in-state tuition rate to Ohio high school graduates having the current legal status to remain permanently in the United States, who had left Ohio but who return to enroll in an Ohio public institution of higher education and who establish a primary residence in Ohio by the 1st day of classes of the requested term.

How to Apply for Forever Buckeye Ohio Residency For-Tuition-Purposes

Print and complete the Forever Buckeye Ohio Residency Application.

Attach all of the following documents to the application:  

  • A copy of your Ohio high school transcript or a verification of your graduation on the high school's letterhead stationery.
    (Note: a copy of your high school diploma is not sufficient proof of high school graduation);
  • A copy of a lease or deed establishing that you reside in Ohio.
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must attach a copy of supporting documents establishing your current immigration or Visa status. Important Note: Because students present in the United States on temporary status (including F-1 and J-1 visa holders) are prevented, by their temporary status, from meeting the legal requirement to establish Ohio residency, these students are not eligible for Forever Buckeye. 

Submit this form and all supporting documentation to:

University of Cincinnati
Office of the Registrar – Attn: Residency Area
P.O. Box 210060
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0060

Fax: (513)556-6579


The Registrar’s Office may require additional documentation prior to making a determination regarding the Forever Buckeye Ohio residency for-tuition-purposes eligibility.

Questions? Please email us!