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:
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 operator's 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.
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)