OTC classifies the residency status into the three separate taxing districts below. Your residency status affects your tuition rate at OTC. Click here for tuition and fee information.
In-district students have lived in the state of Missouri for at least one year and in one of the Missouri school districts (see below) for the past three months. These students or their parents pay personal property taxes to OTC and are entitled to the lowest tuition rate.
Out-of-district students do not live within the taxed districts but have lived within Missouri or select Arkansas counties (see below) for the past year.
Out-of-state students maintain permanent residency outside of the state of Missouri or selected Arkansas counties (see below).
*Students under the age of 21 and claimed on their parent’s tax returns are subject to the residency of their parents.
OTC gives residency status at the time of application to the college. Students requesting their residency status to be reviewed while attending OTC must submit a completed Residency Change Form and all required documentation to Student Services prior to the end of the 100% tuition refund period for full semester classes for the term. Requests submitted and approved after the first week of class will not go into effect until the following term of enrollment. Students can view the Student Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines. Reclassification of residency is not retroactive to any prior terms of enrollment. Questions regarding residency should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.