Residency for tuition purposes is based upon standards set forth in Wisconsin Statutes 36.27(2), which govern resident status for tuition purposes. These standards are different from other standards used to determine residency for voting, paying taxes, and other purposes. Therefore, it is important that you understand the Wisconsin statute governing resident status for tuition purposes and how it may apply to you.
In general, to be eligible for resident tuition, you must be a bona fide resident of Wisconsin during the 12 months prior to enrollment. Individuals who enter and remain in Wisconsin primarily for educational purposes do NOT qualify as bona fide residents for tuition purposes even after living in Wisconsin a year or more.
If you believe your residence classification is incorrect, you will need to go through the reconsideration process to have your residency classification reviewed. To initiate the process, you will need to complete a Residency Reconsideration Form supplying information about your circumstances and explain in writing why you believe you should be reclassified as a resident for tuition purposes.
Submit the Residency Reconsideration Form and supporting documentation to the Admissions Office. Once received, the campus residency reconsideration committee will review the materials and notify you of a decision.
You may submit materials through the form link above or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
212 Sorensen Hall
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751