Establish Missouri Residency

Residency Requirements

Non-Missouri residents may petition for Missouri residency after their first year of law school. Paying in-state fees will considerably reduce your cost for obtaining your law degree. Keep in mind you have to meet certain eligibility requirements.

To qualify for in-state rates at Mizzou, you must meet the official residency requirements established by the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Please see our guide to establishing residency for a list of required documents and steps in the petitioning process.

To apply for in-state status, complete a Petition for Missouri Resident Status and submit it with photocopies of all required documentation. Each petition is reviewed individually.

Residency Office

230 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-882-7786
Email: residency@missouri.edu