Undergraduate Bulletin

RESIDENCY REGULATIONS

Applicants who are adults and who have been bona fide residents of the State of Wisconsin for one full year prior to the beginning of the term of enrollment or minor students whose parents have been bona fide residents of the state for 12 months prior to the beginning of the semester of enrollment are exempt from payment of nonresident tuition. Also, applicants who have been continuously employed full time in this state, and were relocated to Wisconsin by their current employer; or applicants who moved to Wisconsin for employment purposes and accepted current employment before applying for admission to UW- Whitewater, may, along with their spouse and dependents, be exempt from the payment of nonresident fees provided the person making application demonstrates an intent to establish and maintain a permanent home in Wisconsin.

In addition, persons may qualify as bona fide residents if they meet any of the following criteria:

nonresident members of the armed forces (family included) stationed in the state, or members of the armed forces who reside in Wisconsin and are stationed at a federal military installation located within 90 miles of the borders of Wisconsin;

graduates of a Wisconsin high school whose parents have been bona fide residents of the state 12 months prior to the beginning of the semester of enrollment, or whose last surviving parent was a bona fide resident of the state 12 months preceding his/her death;

minor students who are orphans and have resided substantially in the state during the years of minority and at least 12 months preceding the beginning of the semester of enrollment;

minor students under guardianship in the state during the years of minority and at least 12 months preceding the beginning of the semester of enrollment;

adult students who have been employed as migrant workers in the state for at least 2 months each year for 3 of the 5 years next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which they register at a university or center, or for at least 3 months each year for 2 of the 5 years preceding the beginning of the semester of enrollment;

official refugees who moved to the state immediately upon arrival in the United States and who have resided in the state continuously; or minors or dependent adult students provided one or both parents have been bona fide residents of the state for at least 12 months preceding the beginning of the semester of enrollment.

Intent to become a bona fide resident may be demonstrated or disproved by factors including, but not limited to, filing of Wisconsin income tax returns, eligibility to vote in Wisconsin, motor vehicle registration in Wisconsin, possession of a Wisconsin operatorÆs license, employment in the state, and self- support.

However, applicants who enter and remain in this state principally to obtain an education are presumed to continue to reside outside this state, and such presumption continues in effect until rebutted by clear and convincing evidence of bona fide residence.

MINNESOTA- WISCONSIN RECIPROCITY AGREEMENT: This agreement allows Minnesota residents to pay a reduced non- resident fee to attend a Wisconsin university.

Arrangements to participate in this program may be made by filing an application with the Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board, Suite 400, Capitol Square, 550 Cedar Street, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55101. (Subject to yearly approval by Minnesota- Wisconsin state governments.) (Telephone 612- 296- 3974 or 1- 800- 657- 3866)
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