The appropriate required documentation as identified under each residence category must be provided with the completed Application for Residence Classification for Tuition Purposes. Original documents will not be accepted; please furnish only legible photocopies. Submitting appropriate documents in an organized and chronological order will aid in the decision-making process. The University reserves the right to request that the student provide additional documentation in support of an Application for Residency.
Documentation 1: To be completed by applicants in category A, B, C, D, E, H, I, or K. Applicants in categories B, C, H, I, or K must provide one of the following as proof of an established home in Nebraska. Applicants in categories A, D and E must provide proof of an established home in Nebraska for at least 12 months immediately preceding the last day of the registration Add Period of the term or semester for which residence status is sought. Documentation must be provided for each of the 12 months and a combination of the following may be accepted.
- Current lease agreements (covering the entire 12 months)
- Canceled checks or proof of payment for rent
- documentation showing residence in a home owned in Nebraska
- Other notarized documentation approved by UNO’s residence officer
Documentation 2: To be completed by applicants in category A, B, C, D, E, H, I, K, or L. Documentation for applicants in categories A, E, H, I, and L must be in the applicant’s name; documents for applicants in B, C, D, and K must be in the name of the parent/spouse. Documentation for all applicants in categories A, D, E, and L must have been in effect for at least one month. At least three of the following support documents must be obtained and kept current:
- Nebraska driver’s license
- Nebraska voter’s registration (voter’s registration card or certificate)
- Nebraska bank account (voided personal check or bank statement)
- Nebraska vehicle registration (pink slip, NOT title)
- employment showing Nebraska state income tax withheld (most recent pay stub showing name and Nebraska employer)
- Nebraska state income tax return for the most current year (or W-2 form with latest paycheck showing state income tax withheld.)
- The University Residency Office may require additional documentation for residency consideration.
Affidavit of Intent
Individuals requesting resident tuition status shall be required to complete a notarized affidavit outlining the reasons under which they believe that they qualify and attesting to the accuracy of their statements. Completion of a falsified affidavit shall subject the individual to possible University disciplinary action.
Proof of Dependent and/or Spouse Status
If an individual is trying to qualify for residency status based upon dependent or spouse status (sections B, C, D, F, G, or K), documentation proving this status must be provided. Dependents of a parent/guardian must provide a signed copy of the parent’s/guardian’s most recent federal income tax return as proof that the applicant is a dependent (qualifying child). If applying based upon spouse’s status, a copy of the marriage certificate must be provided. Dependents or spouses of active duty military should provide a copy of the military orders of the spouse, parent or guardian verifying dependent status.