At the University of North Texas, people who do not currently hold U.S. citizenship
or have a U.S. permanent resident card (green card) are considered international students.
If you have any questions about residency as an applicant, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Eagle Student Services Center, Room 305, 940-565-2681, email UnderGrad.Admissions@unt.edu, or the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies, Eagle Student Services Center, Room 354, 940-565-2383, email email@example.com. Other detailed information may be found on the Office of the Registrar's residency information page.
Currently enrolled students should contact a Residency Counselor in the Registrar's Office, Eagle Student Services Center, Room 209, 940-565-2748.
Please note that the International Student and Scholar Services office does not process any residency applications and is unable to answer questions about residency qualifications.
International students can qualify for in-state, resident tuition in many ways:
Undocumented students fall into two different categories at the University of North Texas:
Undocumented students who have attended 3 years of Texas high school, graduated from Texas high school, and lived in Texas for the 12 months prior to enrollment may still meet state requirements for in-state, resident tuition on the basis of SB 1528 even though they do not have an immigration status.
Any person who: 1) Graduated from a Texas public or accredited private high school, AND 2) Continuously resided in Texas the 36 months immediately preceding the date of graduation or receipt of the diploma equivalent, AND 3) Resided in Texas the 12 consecutive months preceding the census date of the academic semester in which the person enrolls in an institution is entitled to classification as a resident for tuition purposes.
* Students on F and J visas in high school are not eligible for residency because they are in Texas to attend school, do not continuously reside in Texas, and have maintained their residence in their home country.
International Students transferring from a Texas college or university who were classified as Texas residents for tuition purposes should submit the following item:
If we cannot confirm your prior residency status with your former institution, we will ask you for additional documents or information
* Please note that Community Colleges in Texas are eligible to award resident tuition on the basis of county requirements, rather than Texas state requirements. As a result, many students currently who receive in-county tuition rates at community colleges might not necessarily receive in-state tuition at a university.
See the Texas residency guidelines. Students basing residency on immigration status must submit the following items:
See the Texas residency guidelines. Students basing residency on parent's immigration status must submit the following items:
All documents are due to your respective admissions office no later than 2 weeks before the start date of the semester for which you are applying. We cannot guarantee that residency documents received after that deadline will be processed before tuition payments are due.
All former/continuing UNT international students should submit residency paperwork to the Registrar's Office, Eagle Student Services Center, room 209.
Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Eagle Student Services Center, Room 305, 940-565-2681, email UnderGrad.Admissions@unt.edu, or the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies, Eagle Student Services Center, Room 354, 940-565-2636, email firstname.lastname@example.org .