Office of the Registrar
West Chester University
Kershner Student Service Center
25 University Avenue
West Chester, PA, 19383
What does "domicile" mean?
"Domicile" is a legal term that is defined as the place where an individual intends to remain and live permanently or indefinitely. It is the place where a person intends to return to after any absence. A person may live in a place for temporary purposes, such as a vacation or attending college. Once the goal of the temporary purpose is accomplished, however, the person does not intend to remain in that place. Since the person's presence is only for temporary reasons, the individual cannot be considered an in-state resident for tuition purposes. (See Residency Regulations for more details)
Please submit copies of the following (as well as other pertinent information) to assist in determination of domicile:
NOTE: Your completed Data Collection Form and supporting evidence of domicile must be submitted to the Registrar's Office NO LATER THAN THE END OF THE DROP/ADD PERIOD in order to be processed for that semester.
Please forward to: West Chester University, Office of the Registrar, 25 University Avenue, West Chester, PA 19383. Your request for reclassification will be reviewed and a decision mailed to you within 30 days of the receipt of your request. Each case is judged independently based on student circumstances and information provided.
Joseph H. Santivasci