Undergraduate Admissions

Residency Information

Would you be considered an in-state or out-of-state student? Please check the Bursar website for the official residency policy and the Frequently Asked Questions about Residency. Please note that if you have attended high school outside of Pennsylvania, your residency may initially be classified as out-of-state.

Information about how to prove Pennsylvania residency for tuition purposes

For residency appeals prior to enrollment, please send the following documentation to us at the Undergraduate Admissions Office using the mail or fax contact information at the bottom of this page, and be sure to include your full name and Penn State ID or MyPennState user ID.

Students 21 and under

  • Copy of your parents' lease, deed, or mortgage
  • Copy of the first page of their Federal and Pennsylvania income tax returns for the most recent year (you may block out financial information)
  • Copy of a current Pennsylvania driver's license or state-issued photo identification card

Adult students

  • Copy of your lease, deed or mortgage
  • Copy of the first page of your Federal and Pennsylvania income tax returns for the most recent year (you may block out financial information
  • Copy of a current Pennsylvania driver's license or state-issued photo identification card

Active military personnel or dependents

  • A copy of a recent Leave and Earnings statement showing Pennsylvania as the home of record, or a copy of orders posting you to Pennsylvania