The best place to look is the Ohio Board of Regents guidelines. They tried to make me a non-resident because i have been in DC for (what will be) about a year. All I had to do to get that amended is tell them in writing that i have been living in Ohio for at least 12 months and that i will not be gone for more than a year. I sent the letter and it was changed without any questions.
heres the link to the residency guidelines along with what they say about residency...In general, a student must demonstrate that they meet all of the following criteria:
(1)The student is expected to live in Ohio for a full, 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the quarter for which they are applying for residency. The expectation is that the student should not be absent from the state any longer than breaks between quarters and 3 weeks during the summer.
(2)The student should demonstrate their intent to become an Ohio resident by transferring any items of registration to Ohio such as a driver's license, automobile registration, and voter registration (if applicable).
(3)The student must demonstrate that during the 12-month period while establishing residency, that they have had sufficient income to meet all expenses without the need of money from outside the State of Ohio. Documentation of income sources used during the 12-month period is required. In submitting the Request for Resident Classification, what are some examples of acceptable income documentation?
The following are examples of some of the income documents you may submit with your Request for Resident Classification: W-2 forms, pay stubs, financial aid award letters
, notarized letters of support from Ohio residents, bank statements, and statements showing receipt of government benefits.
So, i guess your rents can help you out as long as you are getting finacial aid (loans, scholarships) from someone in Ohiohttp://www.ureg.ohio-state.edu/ourweb/more/Content/Residency/main.htm