A student is responsible for registering under the proper residency classification. A student classified as an out-of-state resident for tuition purposes but who believes that he/she qualifies as in-state must file a Petition for Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes with the campus Enrollment and Registration Services office. Residence status for tuition purposes is not changed automatically. The burden of proof rests with the student to demonstrate that he/she qualifies for in-state tuition under the regulations of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The completed petition and all supporting documentation must be submitted prior to the semester in which the student is to be considered for reclassification. If the petition is approved, classification for in-state tuition is not retroactive to prior terms.