Resident Status for Tuition Purposes

Regulations determining residency status for University of Wisconsin admission and tuition are in the Wisconsin Statutes. Students are classified as a resident or non-resident when they are admitted to the University of Wisconsin System.

Students who do not qualify as a Wisconsin resident must pay non-resident tuition in addition to student fees. Residency regulations for tuition purposes differ from those established for voting or paying taxes.

Minnesota residents may qualify for Minnesota's resident tuition by applying to the:

Minnesota Higher Education Services Office  
1450 Energy Park Drive
Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
(651) 642-0567 or 1-800-657-3866

Students who have been residents of Menominee County, Michigan, for at least one year prior to their enrollment date may enroll at University of Wisconsin-Marinette County as Michigan-Wisconsin compact students. This compact agreement permits students to pay the resident tuition rate at University of Wisconsin-Marinette County only.

Students who are classified as a non-resident for tuition purposes and believe their classification is incorrect should contact the campus Student Affairs Office.