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The rules and regulations relating to PA residency for tuition purposes are defined by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors. These rules and regulations, along with types of evidence to submit as proof of residency, may be found on the PASSHE Board of Governors Student Domicile Regulations link. The rules clearly state that the student must convincingly prove that he/she is domiciled in Pennsylvania permanently or indefinitely, and is not in the state for the sole purpose of obtaining an education.
Students who want to change their residency status to Pennsylvania must apply through the Finance and Business Services Office. They will be required to fill out the Residency Classification Data Collection Form and submit it to: Danielle Peters, Bloomsburg University, WAB 19, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. This form must be notarized to be valid. Click here for a list of local notaries. Copies of all proof of PA residency should be attached to this form when it is submitted.
If you need to talk to someone about your particular residency situation, please schedule an appointment to make sure someone will be available to assist you.
NOTE: All students with non-PA high schools will be required to fill out the Residency Classification Data Collection Form if they are using a PA address on their Admissions application to prove they have permanantly established domicile in PA.
Please contact Danielle Peters at 570-389-4647 for more information.