The State of Ohio’s 2012-2013 budget establishes a new provision called “Forever Buckeye.” This provision extends the in-state tuition rate to Ohio high school graduates having the current legal status to remain permanently in the United States, who had left Ohio but who return to enroll in an Ohio public institution of higher education and who establish a primary residence in Ohio by the first day of classes of the requested term.

How to Apply: Forever Buckeye Ohio Residency For-Tuition-Purposes
Print and complete the Forever Buckeye Ohio Residency Application.

Attach all of the following documents to the application:

  • A copy of your Ohio high school transcript or a verification of your graduation on the high school’s letterhead stationery. (Note: a copy of your high school diploma is not sufficient proof of high school graduation)
  • A copy of a lease or deed establishing that you reside in Ohio
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must attach a copy of supporting documents establishing your current immigration or Visa status.

Submit this form and all supporting documentation to the Registrar’s Office, Room C106, or mail to:
Registrar’s Office
“Forever Buckeye” Residency
Northwest State Community College
22600 State Route 34
Archbold, OH 43502

The residency reclassification application and all supporting documentation must be received prior to or on the first day of class for the semester you are applying.

The Registrar’s Office may require additional documentation prior to making a determination regarding the Forever Buckeye Ohio residency for-tuition-purposes eligibility. The Registrar’s Office will not review the Forever Buckeye application until it has received all requested documents.

Northwest State Community College is required to follow Ohio Board of Regents guidelines in interpreting and applying “Forever Buckeye” and Ohio Administrative Code 3333-1-10.