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General FAQs

  • Who makes the initial determination of a student's residency status?
    • An Official in the Admissions Office determines a student's residency status based on the information provided on each student's application.
  • What is domicile?
    • Domicile is the place where a person resides and intends to reside either permanently or indefinitely.
  • Are children of Temple University alumni considered Pennsylvania residents for tuition purposes?
    • The alumni status of a student's parents does not determine the student's residency status.
  • I'm really having a hard time paying out of state tuition - is there a financial hardship exception?
    • No. Financial hardship is not a factor that is considered in determining whether a student is a Pennsylvania resident for tuition purposes. Similarly, demonstration of financial hardship, in and of itself, will not entitle a student to in-state tuition rates.
  • My friend (cousin, neighbor, etc) is going to Temple (or another college or university in PA) and they received in-state tuition, why can't I?
    • Each student's circumstances and background is unique and will be evaluated on its own basis.
  • I'd really feel more comfortable speaking with someone before filling out the application. Is this possible?
    • Absolutely! Please feel free to contact the Residency Certification Officer at ANY time using the information here