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Kentucky Reciprocity and Metropolitan Rates

Depending upon your residential county in Kentucky and the program in which you are enrolled, there are four rates available to Kentucky residents:

Kentucky Metropolitan Rate
This rate is applicable to all programs and counties, with the exception of the undergraduate Industrial Design program in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning
        
Kentucky Reciprocity for Selected Counties

Residents of eight northern counties in the State of Kentucky who are matriculated in specific University of Cincinnati programs are eligible to enroll at UC under Ohio-resident tuition rates.

Kentucky County Metropolitan Rate (Graduate Students in DAAP only)

The Kentucky County metropolitan rate is applicable only to graduate-level programs at the College of Design, Architecture, Arts and Planning who live in eligible counties.
    
Reciprocity for Maysville Community College Students

A reciprocity agreement exists between the State of Kentucky's Maysville Community College and University of Cincinnati-Clermont College for residents of eligible counties.
     

Deadlines

Residency Application Deadlines By Term

Application Term:  Applications Accepted: Deadlines:
Fall Semester June 1  First Day of Fall Semester
Spring Semester September 1 First Day of Spring Semester
Summer Semester February 1 First Day of Summer Semester
*Please 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.
 

Kentucky Metropolitan Rate

University of Cincinnati students currently living in Kentucky are eligible to attend UC at an established metropolitan tuition rate. This rate is applicable to all programs, with the exception of the undergraduate Industrial Design program in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning.

Dependent students who move to Ohio must continue to be a dependent of a Kentucky resident in order to continue receiving the Metropolitan rate. Independent students who move to Ohio are no longer eligible for the Kentucky Metropolitan rate and will have to meet the residency guidelines established by State of Ohio Law and Ohio Department of Education.

Kentucky Metropolitan Rate Application

(Graduate students at the College of Design, Architecture, Arts and Planning, please see Kentucky County Metro Rate below)

  • For undergraduate programs, the metropolitan rate is the Ohio in-state tuition rate plus $25.00 per credit hour each semester up to a maximum of a $300 surcharge (12 to 18 hours per semester);
  • For graduate programs, the metropolitan rate is the Ohio in-state tuition rate plus $25.00 per credit hour each semester up to a maximum of a $250 surcharge (10 to 18 hours per semester);
  • Ohio in-state tuition plus $300 per semester for full-time Law (JD) students (up to 18 credit hours per semester);
  • Ohio in-state tuition plus $2,415 per semester for Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) students (up to 18 credit hours per semester) or  Ohio in-state tuition plus $242 per credit hour for part-time Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) students;
  • and Ohio in-state tuition plus $300 per semester for full-time Medicine (MD) students (up to 24 credit hours per semester). 

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 Kentucky residency, these students are not eligible for the Kentucky metro rate. 

 

Kentucky Reciprocity for Selected Counties

Residents who have twelve (12) consecutive months of domicile in one of eight northern counties in the State of Kentucky who are matriculated in specific University of Cincinnati programs are eligible to enroll at UC under Ohio-resident tuition rates.

Dependent students who move to Ohio must continue to be a dependent of a Kentucky resident who lives in an eligible county in order to continue receiving Kentucky Reciprocity. Independent students who move to Ohio are no longer eligible for Kentucky Reciprocity and will have to meet the residency guidelines established by State of Ohio Law and Ohio Department of Education.

 Kentucky Reciprocity Application

Kentucky Counties Included in the Kentucky and Ohio Reciprocity Agreement

Boone

Campbell

Gallatin

Kenton

Bracken

Carroll

Grant

Pendleton

Eligible UC Colleges and Programs

  • Clermont College: all degree programs  
  • College of Business: Honors Plus program
  • College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning: baccalaureate programs in Architecture, Horticulture, Interior Design, Urban Planning, Fashion Design and Industrial Design 
  • College of Engineering and Applied Science: the Freshman Engineering Program (FEP), the Engineering and Applied Science Entrance (EASE) program, all associate degree programs, and all undergraduate baccalaureate programs with the exception of baccalaureate programs in: Architectural Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering Technology, Fire Science, and Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  • UC Blue Ash College:  all degree programs 

Students residing in an eligible Kentucky county must initiate the reciprocity eligibility review process by submitting the Kentucky Reciprocity Application and supporting documentation verifying their residence in one of the eligible counties.

 

Kentucky County Metropolitan Rate

The Kentucky County metropolitan rate is applicable only to graduate-level programs at the College of Design, Architecture, Arts and Planning. 

Dependent students who move to Ohio must continue to be a dependent of a Kentucky resident who lives in an eligible county in order to continue receiving the Kentucky County Metropolitan rate. Independent students who move to Ohio are no longer eligible for Kentucky County Metropolitan rate and will have to meet the residency guidelines established by State of Ohio Law and Ohio Department of Education.

Kentucky County Metropolitan Rate Application
  • The graduate metropolitan rate equals Ohio in-state tuition plus $250 per semester for full-time students (up to 18 credit hours per semester);
  • The metropolitan rate for part-time students and overload credit hours is in-state tuition plus $25 per graduate credit hour.

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 Kentucky residency, these students are not eligible for the metropolitan rate. 

Residents of the Following Kentucky Counties Are Eligible for the County Metropolitan Rate

Bath

Campbell

Franklin

Henry

Nicholas

Rowan

Boone

Carroll

Gallatin

Jefferson

Oldham

Scott

Bourbon

Carter

Grant

Kenton

Owen

Shelby

Boyd

Fayette

Greenup

Lewis

Pendleton

Trimble

Bracken

Fleming

Harrison

Mason

Robertson  

Students approved for the metropolitan rate who relocate to a residence outside of Kentucky are subject to the assessment of out-of state tuition rates

 

Reciprocity for Maysville Community College Students from Selected Kentucky County Who Are Enrolled In UC Clermont College Degree Programs

A reciprocity agreement also exists between the State of Kentucky's Maysville Community College and University of Cincinnati-Clermont College.  Under this agreement, residents of the following Kentucky counties are eligible to enroll at University of Cincinnati-Clermont College for UC-Clermont College programs Ohio-resident tuition rates.

Eligible Kentucky Counties

Bracken

Lewis

Mason

Robertson

Currently no UC-Clermont College programs are excluded under this agreement.  The term "program" may mean a workshop, a certificate program or an associate degree, but the "program" must be a workshop, certificate or degree offered by UC-Clermont College. This agreement does not extend to any other programs offered at other campuses of the University of Cincinnati

Students residing in an eligible Kentucky county must initiate the reciprocity eligibility review process by submitting the Maysville Community College Reciprocity Agreement Application and supporting documentation verifying their residence in one of the eligible counties. 

The Maysville Community College Reciprocity Agreement application and supporting documentation may be submitted via: 

 

Where to Apply

Each application requires the additional submission of supporting documentation. The Registrar’s Office may require additional documentation prior to making a determination regarding your Kentucky Metropolitan or Kentucky Reciprocity eligibility.

The residency application and supporting documentation may be submitted to:

Email: resid@ucmail.uc.edu

Mail: University of Cincinnati
        Office of the Registrar – Attn: Residency Area
        P.O. Box 210060
        Cincinnati, Ohio 45206-0060