The page uses Browser Access Keys to help with keyboard navigation. Click to learn moreSkip to Navigation

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate accesskey shortcuts. Please reference the following list to use access keys on your system.

Alt and the accesskey, for Internet Explorer on Windows
Shift and Alt and the accesskey, for Firefox on Windows
Shift and Esc and the accesskey, for Windows or Mac
Ctrl and the accesskey, for the following browsers on a Mac: Internet Explorer 5.2, Safari 1.2, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape 6+.

We use the following access keys on our gateway

n Skip to Navigation
k Accesskeys description
h Help

inside NKU

2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
Northern Kentucky University
  Feb 23, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Kentucky Residency

Below are examples of what affects the determination of a student’s residency status at NKU. This information does not substitute for the regulations that govern the determination of Kentucky residency. The regulations can be found online (

The state of Kentucky will assume you are NOT a resident if:

  • You had an out-of-state address on your application for admission.
  • You moved into Kentucky primarily to enroll in the university.
  • You moved into Kentucky and within 12 months of that move you enrolled at a Kentucky institution for more than the number of hours considered half-time.
  • You have been in continuous absence from the state for one year.

You can challenge your status designation by submitting a residency affidavit and presenting at least two of the following documents proving that you have:

  • Accepted a full-time job or transfer to an employer in Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati, or nearby Indiana while moving your domicile into the state of Kentucky.
  • Lived in Kentucky continuously as a non-student for 12 months before the semester in which you plan to enroll.
  • Prepared an income tax form that shows the payment of Kentucky withholding taxes for the most recent calendar year.
  • Been employed full-time for one year while living in Kentucky.
  • Obtained a professional license or certification in Kentucky.
  • Paid real property taxes in Kentucky.
  • Owned real property that was used by you as a resident before the date of application for determining residency.
  • Married a Kentucky resident.
  • Had a continued presence in Kentucky during academic breaks.
  • Not relied on student financial aid in order to provide basic sustenance.

Residency affidavits can be picked up in the registrar’s office or downloaded from the residency section of the registrar’s website (

Deadlines for residency appeals:

Fall and spring semesters: 30 days after the first day of classes.
Summer: 10 days after the first day of classes (in the first session in which the student is enrolled).