Establishing Ohio Residency

Ohio residents receive a top-notch legal education for an excellent value. Whether one is an Ohio native returning to the Buckeye State or an out-of-state student, establishing Ohio residency is relatively easy.

Students relocating to Ohio for their legal education can be reclassified as Ohio residents and pay the in-state tuition rate after living in the state for 12 months and meeting other criteria. Nearly all of our students pay in-state tuition by the second and third years of law school.

The Moritz College of Law is not involved with establishing Ohio residency. Rather, students work directly with the Office of the University Registrar. Residency rules, deadlines, and related materials are available on the Registrar’s website.