In Oregon, as in all other states, tuition at publicly supported four-year universities is higher for nonresident students than for resident students. The rules used in determining residency seek to ensure that only bona fide Oregon residents are assessed the resident fee. The Residency Standards used to assess residence classification may be found at www.pdx.edu/registration/residency.
Only duly authorized residency officers have authority to apply and interpret these rules and procedures. No other indication or determination of residency by any other institutional office, department, program, or staff represents the official institutional determination of residency.
Residency Classification Appeals
Any person may appeal an institutional residency classification decision within ten (10) days of the date of mailing or other notification of the decision. The appeal to the Interinstitutional Residency Committee (IRC) must be in writing and filed with the PSU residency officer.
The decision of the IRC may be appealed to the President of Portland State or his designee in writing within ten (10) days of notification of the IRC decision. The decision of the Persident is final.