Policies and Procedures

B0200P Procedure for Out-of-State Applications


  1. Applicant applies for Admission and either 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:

a. To be considered a resident of Wisconsin (establish residency); or

b. An out-of-state tuition Waiver; or

c. Pay out of state tuition

RESIDENCY DETERMINATION

Refer to Manager, Admissions, Registration & Student Records

Applicants who are moving to Wisconsin and are requesting to establish that Wisconsin be considered their resident for tuition purposes may request a residency determination. The College requests proof that the person is working and paying taxes in Wisconsin (which helps support the Wisconsin Technical College system). The College also asks for one other item for documentation and that could be registered to vote, driver's license, and vehicle registration. If someone is not employed, he/she could still be considered, but would need to speak with the manager. The criteria for determining residency is based upon "intent" -- the "intent" to become a Wisconsin resident.

  1. Complete a Residency Determination Form and submit supporting documentation
  2. Applicant will be considered a resident if he/she meets one or more the following requirements:
  3. a. Employed in Wisconsin

    b. Registered to vote in Wisconsin-

    c. Wisconsin Driver's License

    d. Vehicle registered in Wisconsin

  4. Applicant is notified by mail if residency status is approved/denied. If approved:

a. Residency status is changed on Admissions screen – in state tuition is charged

b. Financial aid is notified of residency status.

OUT OF STATE TUITION WAIVERS

Refer to Manager, Admissions, Registration & Student Records

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 the State Board:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 "Student Annual Request for Waiver of Out-of-State Tuition 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.
  3. Applicant does not displace a District resident (determined by applying after January 1 for fall semester, or May 1 for spring semester)

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 "Student Annual Request for Waiver of Out-of-State Tuition forms
  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 TOEFL results and college readiness analysis
  3. Applicant obtains sponsorship or provides security deposit
  4. Western has space available in quota for waivers
  5. Applicant does not displace a District resident (determined by applying after January 1 for fall semester, or May 1 for the spring semester)

Continuing students: Must maintain a 2.0 GPA and continue to meet financial requirements


Revised February 8, 2005
Approved November 16, 2004

Reference Policy: B0200 Resident Status