COVID-19 & Provisional Residency

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, consideration of various travel bans and shelter in place orders will be taken into account when determining residency applications. Allowances will be made for a reasonable lapse of time between the lifting of protective measures and gaining employment and a lease in Missouri. We want our students to stay safe, first and foremost.

For the Fall 2020 semester only, provisional residency can be obtained by students who meet one of the residency criteria before the start of the semester, so long as they aren’t claimed on their guardians’ 2019 Federal income tax returns as a dependent.

You must also have been enrolled at Mizzou for the entirety of the 2019-2020 academic year to qualify for this provisional residency status. You will need to have completed the remainder of the residency requirements prior to the Spring 2021 semester in order to qualify for Missouri state residency that semester and going forward.

Provisional residency affects your tuition assessment. If you have paid your tuition in full prior to your tuition’s reassessment by the Cashiers Office, you will be reimbursed for the difference in the event of an overpayment. You’ll be able to see this change reflected in myZou’s Student Service Center about 10 days after your provisional residency has been granted.

If you have not paid your tuition in full, you will need to be prepared to pay at least the minimum payment for a short period while your tuition is reassessed with your provisional residency in place. Please contact the Cashiers Office if you have questions about the reimbursement process.