Applying for In-State Residency

Students who were originally classified as out-of-state but have moved to Indiana may apply for in-state status for tuition purposes.

When you are admitted to Purdue Northwest, you are classified by the Office of Admissions as either a resident or a nonresident of the State of Indiana for tuition purposes. If you think you are classified incorrectly, or if you have moved to Indiana after you were admitted and feel you now meet the criteria to be reclassified as in-state, you can apply for resident-student status for tuition purposes.

How Do I Apply for Residence Status?

Step 1 – Review

Start by reading this very important information which will help you understand what qualifies as in-state status and which documents you will need to provide.

Multiple factors are considered in residency determination beyond the applicant physically residing at an Indiana address. You are strongly encouraged to review the definitions listed at the bottom of the University Regulations web page regarding Residence Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes.

Step 2 – Complete

Complete and sign the Residence Classification form and make copies of supporting documents.

Step 3 – Submit

Submit the Residence Classification form and documents by mail or in person to the Office of the Registrar at Purdue University Northwest. Residence classification forms and documents are not accepted via email.

Do NOT send forms and documents to Purdue West Lafayette.  Your completed application must be sent to one of the following addresses based on your home campus.

Office of the Registrar
2200 169th Street
Lawshe Hall, Room 130
Hammond, IN 46323

Office of the Registrar
1401 South US 421
Schwarz Hall, Room 40
Westville, IN 46391

Residency Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2022 – Deadline has passed.
  • Summer 2022 – Friday, July 1, 2022 by 4:30 P.M.
  • Fall 2022 – Monday, September 12, 2022 by 4:30 P.M.

Helpful Hints

  • Unsigned forms and documents are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed until signed.
  • An email containing a decision or request for more information will be sent to the applicant’s PNW email address within 30 business days from time of application.