Proof of Residency
A student must be domiciled in New Jersey to be considered a resident of New Jersey. Those students that are not domiciled in the state must pay out of state fees. For the purpose of determining residence. Domicile means:The place where a person has his/her true,fixed, permanent home and principal living establishment, and to which,whenever he/she is absent,he/she has the intention of returning.
Residence established solely for the purpose of attending a particular college or university cannot be considered as fulfilling the definition of domicile.
A student must present evidence of his/her Domicile to the institution to qualify for resident tuition rates. Such evidence must include all of the following:
- A copy of his/her New Jersey Income Tax Return
- Rent/Mortgage receipts
- Utility Receipts
- Any proof of employment in the state
If a student has completed a FAFSA for the academic year it should reflect the fact that they are a new jersey resident. In addition, if the student is listed as a dependent of someone such as their parents and the person is not a resident of New Jersey then the student cannot be considered a new Jersey Resident.
**Please Note: Students MUST be either a U.S. citizen or have a permanent resident card to be considered for In state residency.
This proof must be submitted to the Director of Registration Services, and a decision will be made as to the students' residence status. If you have any further questions, you may e-mail: Treliskyn@wpunj.edu.