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Initial residency for tuition purposes determinations at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside are made by the Office of Admissions in accordance with the Wisconsin State Statutes 36.27(2), which governs residency status for tuition purposes for all UW System institutions. Students must be a fully bona fide resident of Wisconsin for at least 12 consecutive months prior to enrollment at a UW System school for eligibility for in-state tuition.
If you have questions about your residency for tuition purposes status, after reading the below FAQ's, you may wish to contact the UW-Parkside residency coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is our goal to make students residents whenever possible in accordance with the State law. While every student has the right to file an appeal, a consultation with the Residency Coordinator may help you determine whether moving forward with an appeal is the best decision. The Coordinator will provide guidance and offer a professional opinion about the likelihood of a successful appeal based on the State law and the circumstances of your situation.
Please note that students must be enrolled in classes at UW-Parkside to submit an appeal.
Initial residency determinations for tuition purposes at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside are made by the Admissions Office, based on the provisions of Wisconsin Statutes 36.27(2) which governs residency status for tuition purposes. In general, you must be a bona fide resident of Wisconsin for at least 12 months prior to enrollment to be eligible for in-state tuition.
Please be aware that there has been a change to Wisconsin Statutes 36.27(2). Section (cr), the provision that provided an exemption from non-resident tuition for a "person who is a citizen of a country other than the United States," has been repealed, effective July 1, 2011. Therefore, the exemption from non-resident tuition based on Section (cr) is no longer available to any student.
If you do not qualify as a Wisconsin resident, you will be assessed non-resident tuition. In determining residency status for tuition purposes, different standards are used than those which may be used for voting, paying taxes, etc. Individuals who come to Wisconsin primarily for educational purposes do not automatically qualify as Wisconsin residents for tuition purposes, even after living in Wisconsin 12 months or more.
Please note: if you have been classified as a non-resident because you a) did not claim residency or b) did not submit all information requested by our office, your non-resident tuition status will remain in effect and you will be assessed the non-resident tuition fees. If the documentation necessary to re-evaluate your non-resident tuition status is not submitted to our office by the last class day of the term for which you are requesting exemption from non-resident tuition, your residency status will not be re-evaluated for that term. After the term in question is over, you cannot submit documentation to change your residency status for that term.
Further, if you are classified as a resident for tuition purposes and are notified that your resident tuition classification will NOT be finalized until our office receives additional information in the future (such as tax documentation), and if you do not submit the requested documentation by the given deadline, your status will be changed to non-resident, and you will be retroactively assessed the non-resident tuition rate for the term in question and for any subsequent terms.
Remember: it is your responsibility to read and respond to all official correspondence from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, whether it is sent electronically or hard copy.
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Initial residency determinations for tuition purposes at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside are made by the Admissions Office based on the provisions of Wisconsin Statutes 36.27(2) which governs residency status for tuition purposes. In general, you must be a bona fide resident of Wisconsin for at least 12 months prior to enrollment to be eligible for in-state tuition.
If you still have questions about your residency classification after reading the extract of Wisconsin Statutes 36.27(2), or you feel that your classification is incorrect or that you have important extenuating or mitigating factors, you may contact the Residency Coordinator and/or submit an Appeal from Non-Resident Classification for University Fee Purposes form prior to the start of the semester which you plan to enroll.
It is our goal to make students residents whenever possible in accordance with the Wisconsin state law. While every student hast eh right to submit an appeal, a consultation with the Residency Coordinator can help you determine whether moving forward with an appeal is a prudent decision. The Coordinator will provide guidance and will give a professional opinion about the likelihood of a successful appeal based on the circumstances of your situation. Having a clear understanding of the law and the appeals process could save you a good deal of time and energy.
Fall Appeal Deadline: August 1
Spring Appeal Deadline: January 1
A tuition reciprocity agreement exists between Wisconsin and Minnesota. This agreement stipulates that residents of Minnesota can attend Wisconsin institutions in approved programs and be assessed the approved reciprocity tuition rate, plus segregated fees assessed all students. Students in the professional programs of the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, however, are not covered under the reciprocity program.
Minnesota residents must apply to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (MOHE) for verification of their eligibility for reciprocity. The deadline for filing an application in Minnesota is the last day of classes at University of Wisconsin-Parkside in the term for which you wish to receive reciprocity status. A certification year runs from the beginning of the fall Term and extends through the end of the following summer term. Reciprocity will be automatically renewed for a subsequent academic year for students who met the following conditions during the spring term of the previous academic year: enrolled for credit courses at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, remained enrolled beyond the 100% adjustment period, and paid reciprocity tuition. Students need to reapply for reciprocity if they were not enrolled at all during an academic year, or were enrolled but did not take advantage of reciprocity tuition because of an assistantship or third party payment contract.
At University of Wisconsin-Parkside, students not certified prior to the date tuition is due must either pay at the nonresident rate and receive an appropriate refund upon certification by MOHE, or delay payment until certification is issued and pay an appropriate late payment fee.
Minnesota residents who wish to take advantage of the Minnesota-Wisconsin Tuition Reciprocity Agreement should apply for certification as a Minnesota resident to:
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
(651) 642-0567 or 1-800-657-3866
Wisconsin residents who wish to take advantage of the Minnesota-Wisconsin Tuition Reciprocity Agreement should apply for certification as a Wisconsin resident to:
Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board Reciprocity Program
P.O. Box 7885
Whitewater, WI 53707-7885