If born outside the United States*, graduated from a high school outside Mississippi, attended a college outside Mississippi or report an out-of-state address you must prove Mississippi residency.
* Green card holders are eligible for in-state tuition (must provide a copy of green card along with approved documentation below)
* Visa holders are not eligible to for in-state tuition (Holmes accepts H-4 and R-2 visa holders only)
Residency Documentation Deadlines
Two of the following items must be provided showing the name and address of the student, parent, and/or spouse proving residency. These items must be received in the Admissions Office by the following deadlines to avoid out-of-state fees:
List of Approved Residency Documentation
PLEASE NOTE: All documentation must PRE-DATE the first day of the term and be current. For example, a utility bill must be for the month prior to the beginning month of the term.
Any documentation in the name of a spouse must include the marriage license to tie the student to the spouse. If documentation is in the name of a parent, a birth certificate or court order of general guardianship must be used to tie the student to the parent.
PLEASE NOTE: Both documents must be for the same person (i.e. same parent, or both documents for the spouse).
The following common documents are not approved for residency purposes: warranty deed, bank statements, insurance statements/proof of insurance, property taxes, credit card statements, and federal tax returns.
If you are unable to prove residency above, there are a few special cases listed below. Please contact your admissions representative concerning one of the special cases below, if applicable:
Special Cases include, but are not limited to: MPACT beneficiary, military, military dependents, veterans
If you have valid documentation to prove Mississippi residency, you may send it to the representative listed at the "Contact Us" link at the upper right by: