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Student Handbook - Section F: College Costs and Finances

Definition of Residency for Tuition and Financial Aid

Resident status is determined at the time of application according to the permanent residence of parents or guardians of students under 18 years of age and according to permanent residence of students over 18 years of age. For tuition and financial aid purposes, Minnesota resident status will be granted to:

  • Students who resided in the state for at least one calendar year prior to applying for admission or dependent students whose parent or legal guardian resides in Minnesota at the time the student applies.
  • Minnesota residents who can demonstrate that they were temporarily absent from the state without establishing residency elsewhere.
  • Residents of other states who are attending a Minnesota institution under a tuition reciprocity agreement.
  • Students who have been in Minnesota as migrant farm workers, as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 20, section 633.104, over a period of at least two years immediately before admission or re-admission to a Minnesota public higher education institution, or student who are dependents of such migrant farm workers.
  • Persons who either (1) were employed full time and were relocated to the state by the person's current employer, or (2) moved to the state for employment purposes and, before moving and before applying for admission to a public post-secondary institution, accepted a job in the state, or students who are dependents of such migrant farm workers.
  • Persons who either (1) were employed full time and were relocated to the state by the person's current employer, or (2) moved to the state for employment purposes and, before moving and before applying for admission to a public post-secondary institution, accepted a job in the state, or students who are spouses or dependents of such persons
  • Students may establish Minnesota residency by demonstrating domicile in Minnesota before the beginning of any term. Students have the burden of proving domicile for purposes of in-state tuition. Domicile is defined as an individual's true, fixed and permanent living place. Please contact Student Services for a full policy.
  • Questions concerning residency will be resolved at the time of registration and/or application for financial aid. The President or designee will make final determination in all cases of disagreement over residency.
  • U.S. military personnel serving on active duty assignment in Minnesota, and their spouses and dependent children.


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