Massachusetts Residency Reclassification
In general, if you are a dependent student and at least one parent or legal guardian has resided in Massachusetts for one year immediately preceding your enrollment, then you may qualify for in-state tuition. If you are a financially independent student, then the policy requires that you have lived in Massachusetts as a "traditional resident" (not a student) for twelve continuous months immediately preceding your enrollment or reenrollment at UMass. "Second residences" may not be used to qualify for Massachusetts residency.
For more information, please read the Massachusetts Residency Policy Found on the UMass Amherst Financial Aid Website at:
Please note that determining residency is a multi-faceted process and each case has unique components. After reading the full policy on the Financial Aid webpage, if you need further clarification, please email UMass's Residency Officer at, firstname.lastname@example.org
After reading the policy, if you believe you are eligible for In State Tuition, you can complete a Reclassification Appeal Form and return your application to the Dean of Students Office in Whitmore 227. The form can be downloaded from http://www.umass.edu/umfa/basics/residency/)