Policies and Procedures

B0200P Procedure for Out-of-State Applications


  1. Applicant applies for admission and lists current address or high school attended as out-of-state.
  2. Admissions sends out-of-state letter notifying student of out-of-state costs.
  3. An applicant may request:
    1. to be considered a resident of Wisconsin (establish residency); or
    2. an out-of-state tuition waiver; or
    3. to pay out of state tuition

RESIDENCY DETERMINATION

Refer to Registrar

Applicants who are moving to Wisconsin and are requesting to establish Wisconsin as their state of residence for tuition purposes may request a residency determination. 

Complete a Residency Determination Form and submit supporting documentation

  1. Applicant will be considered a resident if he/she meets one or more the following requirements:
    1. Employed in Wisconsin
    2. Registered to vote in Wisconsin
    3. Wisconsin Driver's License
    4. Vehicle registered in Wisconsin
  2. Applicant is notified by mail if residency status is approved/denied. If approved:
    1. Residency status is changed on admissions screen and in-state-tuition is charged
    2. Financial aid is notified of residency status.

OUT OF STATE TUITION WAIVERS

Refer to Registrar

Approved names are submitted to District Board for information approval.

Applicants who will be retaining their home state as their official residence may request a waiver of the out-of-state tuition rate. The determining factor will be if the applicant meets the statute requirement of "needy and worthy" as defined by Wisconsin State Statute 38.24 (3):

Needy: In the case of a U.S. citizen, a student who has financial need under 20 U.S.C. 1087kk. In the case of a non-U.S. citizen, a student who lacks the financial means to pay out-of-state tuition as determined by a district board based on documentation that available assets and income are insufficient to fund educational expenses, including out-of-state tuition.

Worthy: A student who meets the normal admissions requirements of a district board for enrollment and who maintains satisfactory academic progress according to the district's standards.

To request an Out-of-State Tuition Waiver:

  1. Applicant completes the Out-of-State Tuition Waiver form.
  2. Applicant must apply for financial aid.
  3. Applicant must be accepted into a program.   

Applicant will be considered for an Out of State Tuition Waiver if:

  1. Applicant qualifies for PELL Grant under financial aid
  2. Western has space available in quota for waivers.

OUT OF STATE TUITION WAIVERS - INTERNATIONAL        
Refer to Counselor for International Students
Approved names are submitted to District Board for information approval.

  1. Applicant makes an appointment to meet with the International Student Advisor
  2. Applicant completes the Out-of-State Tuition Waiver form
  3. Applicant must be accepted into a program      

Applicant will be considered for an Out of State Tuition Waiver if:

  1. Applicant provides financial information indication inability to pay out-of-state tuition
  2. Applicant demonstrates ability to benefit by Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results and college readiness analysis
  3. Applicant obtains sponsorship or provides security deposit
  4. Western has space available in quota for waivers      

Continuing international students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and continue to meet financial requirements


Revised April 18, 2019
Revised February 8, 2005
Approved November 16, 2004