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:
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.