Idaho Residency Requirements

Idaho Residency Requirements for Fee Payment

In determining residency for fee assessment purposes, Idaho State University is governed by Idaho Statute 33-3717B and Idaho State Board of Education Rules.

Initial Determination of Residency Status

A student’s residency status is determined during the admissions process based upon the information provided on ISU’s admission application.

Changing Residency Status

If a student would like to request a change in residency status, the first step is to complete the Idaho Residency Determination Worksheet (IRDW). The IRDW can be downloaded from:

If the student is requesting that ISU certify the student’s Idaho residency for application to the University of Utah Medical School, the process is the same. However, please clearly note across the top of the IRDW, “For University of Utah Medical School.”

The IRDW and supporting documentation can then be personally delivered, mailed, or emailed to the Office of the Registrar:

921 S. 8th Ave
Mail Stop 8196
Pocatello, ID 83209-8196
Phone: (208) 282-2661
Email: Residency Officer

Non-Resident Tuition Waivers

There are Non-Resident Tuition Waivers available to undergraduate students from the Scholarship Office. Waivers are awarded based on current GPA, state of residency, and/or program of study. Contact the Scholarship Office at (208) 282-3315 for additional information. For information regarding Non-Resident Tuition Waivers for graduate students, please contact the Graduate School at (208) 282-2150.

Additional Information

For additional residency information, please contact the Office of the Registrar at (208) 282-2661 or Residency Officer. Residency information may also be found on the Office of the Registrar website at