Kentucky Reciprocity & Metropolitan Rate Applications

Application Steps

  1. Determine your potential Residency Classification as they are defined on the Kentucky Reciprocity & Metropolitan Rates page.
  2. Review the Deadlines below.
  3. Verify that you have all of the Required Supporting Documentation as listed below.
  4. Submit your Kentucky Metropolitan Rate Application, Kentucky Reciprocity Rate Application, Kentucky County Metropolitan Rate Application, or Kentucky Reciprocity for Maysville Community College Students Application and supporting documents in the appropriate submission form below.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

Applications Open: June 1 each year
Applications Close: First Day of Fall Semester each year

Spring Semester

Applications Open: September 1 each year
Applications Close: First Day of Spring Semester each year

Summer Semester

Applications Open: February 1 each year
Applications Close: First Day of Summer Semester each year

Important: Applications are only reviewed for current–term eligibility. It is the student's responsibility to submit an application by the application deadline listed above. Submissions for past–term eligibility will not be considered.

Also note: Fee payment deadlines cannot be extended while a student’s residency application is being reviewed. Students may opt to pay by using the University’s tuition payment plan. Information on payment plans can be found on the Bursar's webpage.

Required Supporting Documentation

Applications submitted without all required documentation as listed below will not be reviewed.

If you are financially independent, you must submit your current signed lease or deed plus two of the following documents. If you are not a US Citizen, you will also need to submit your current immigration or Visa status.

  • A valid Kentucky driver’s license or state ID
  • Vehicle registration
  • Your Kentucky state income tax return for the most recent tax year

If you are financially dependent you must submit all of the following documents.

  •  A valid Kentucky driver’s license or state ID
  •  A valid Kentucky driver’s license for your parent/legal guardian
  •  Your parent/legal guardian’s federal tax returns for the most recent tax year listing you as dependent
  • Your current immigration or Visa status (if applicable, this is required)
  • Your parent (legal guardian) or spouse's current immigration or Visa status (if applicable, this is required)

If you are financially independent, you must submit your current signed lease or deed plus two of the following documents. If you are not a US Citizen, you will also need to submit your current immigration or Visa status.

  • A valid Kentucky driver’s license or state ID
  • Vehicle registration
  • Your Kentucky state income tax return for the most recent tax year

If you are financially dependent you must submit all of the following documents.

  •  A valid Kentucky driver’s license or state ID
  •  A valid Kentucky driver’s license for your parent/legal guardian
  •  Your parent/legal guardian’s federal tax returns for the most recent tax year listing you as dependent
  • Your current immigration or Visa status (if applicable, this is required)
  • Your parent (legal guardian) or spouse's current immigration or Visa status (if applicable, this is required)

If you are financially independent, you must submit your current signed lease or deed plus two of the following documents. If you are not a US Citizen, you will also need to submit your current immigration or Visa status.

  • A valid Kentucky driver’s license or state ID
  • Vehicle registration
  • Your Kentucky state income tax return for the most recent tax year

If you are financially dependent you must submit all of the following documents.

  •  A valid Kentucky driver’s license or state ID
  •  A valid Kentucky driver’s license for your parent/legal guardian
  •  Your parent/legal guardian’s federal tax returns for the most recent tax year listing you as dependent
  • Your current immigration or Visa status (if applicable, this is required)
  • Your parent (legal guardian) or spouse's current immigration or Visa status (if applicable, this is required)

If you are financially independent, you must submit your current signed lease or deed plus two of the following documents. If you are not a US Citizen, you will also need to submit your current immigration or Visa status.

  • A valid Kentucky driver’s license or state ID
  • Vehicle registration
  • Your Kentucky state income tax return for the most recent tax year

If you are financially dependent you must submit all of the following documents.

  •  A valid Kentucky driver’s license or state ID
  •  A valid Kentucky driver’s license for your parent/legal guardian
  •  Your parent/legal guardian’s federal tax returns for the most recent tax year listing you as dependent
  • Your current immigration or Visa status (if applicable, this is required)
  • Your parent (legal guardian) or spouse's current immigration or Visa status (if applicable, this is required)

Application Forms

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