When this web site talks about aspects of Alternate Tuition Rate qualification – as well as residency status review – that require the student to submit materials or complete other process steps in a "timely" way, what that means is that there is a particular deadline for getting those things done. That deadline is defined as within 30 school days of the official start of the appropriately-defined term.
Specifically, such deadlines for upcoming terms are as follows:
Any application and supporting documents that need to be submitted by the above deadlines must all be received in the appropriate University office by no later than 4:30 PM Central Time on the deadline date. Failure to submit everything requested by the deadline will be treated by the University as missing the deadline and becoming ineligible for the tuition benefit being sought.