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.

Contact the Mizzou Residency Office

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