Student Athlete Handbook

    Section 15: In-State Residency



    Each public university in Illinois is allowed to grant a given number of tuition waivers; a waiver means that a student may attend a university without actual money being paid to the school for tuition. Intercollegiate Athletics is one of the units granted permission to make use of such waivers. We may provide tuition for 2 Illinois residents for the same cost as for one out-of-state student because the dollar value of a tuition waiver for an out-of-state student is double that of an in-state student. Since we want to be able to attract as many quality athletes as possible to our program and to provide each of these athletes with as much financial aid as possible, we encourage each out-of- state student-athlete to become an Illinois resident at the earliest possible time. The requirements are:

    • Complete an Application to be classified as an Illinois resident within 30 school days from the first day of school.

    • Register to vote at the Driver's License Facility at least six months prior to the term in which you apply for residency.

    • Obtain an Illinois Driver's License at least six months prior to the term in which you apply for residency.

      If you have a valid out-of-state license, you must surrender it and present two other forms of identification. If your out-of-state license is expired or lost, you must also present your birth certificate or a certified copy of your birth certificate.

    • If you have a car on campus, the car may be registered in another state only if the car is registered in your parents'/guardians' names. If the car is registered in your name or in your and your parents'/guardians' names, you must register the car in Illinois.

    • Reside in Illinois for six consecutive months immediately preceding the start of the term in which you apply for residency. First-year students at SIUC cannot obtain residence during their first two semester on campus unless they reside in Carbondale during the summer preceding their first year

     

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