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College Policy 5.16

Resident Tuition

Part 1. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for determining resident and non-resident rates of tuition at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

Part 2. Determining tuition rates

a) Students who have lived in Minnesota for one calendar year prior to admission to the college, are a U.S. citizen, or are lawfully present in the U.S. shall be eligible to pay in-state tuition.

b) Non-Resident students are defined as follows:

  1. Students who have not resided in Minnesota for one calendar year prior to admission to the college.
  2. Students not part of any of the recognized reciprocity agreement.
  3. Students not lawfully present in the U.S.

Part 3. Exceptions

Individuals in the following categories shall qualify for in-state tuition rates regardless of whether they meet the eligibility requirements set forth in Part 2(a) above:

  1. Students who are recognized as refugees by the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  2. Non-immigrant visa holders who have resided in Minnesota for one calendar year immediately prior to applying to the college, and have completed the International Admission process.
  3. U.S. military personnel serving on active duty assignment in Minnesota, and their spouses and dependent children.

Part 4. Petition and Appeal

  1. Students who do not meet the requirement for resident tuition as defined by Part 2(a) of this policy, and who have lived in Minnesota for one calendar year after admission to the college, are a U.S. citizen, or are lawfully present in the U.S. shall be eligible to pay in-state tuition. Petitions can be obtained at the Student Services Center, T.2200.
  2. Non U.S. citizens who can supply documentation that demonstrates their lawful presence in the U.S. and who have resided in Minnesota for one calendar year immediately prior to applying to the college can petition for resident status.
  3. Petitions must be received by the end of the second week of any term. Petitions received after the second week of the term will be considered for the following term.
  4. The following guidelines should be used as grounds for an appeal: new evidence not reasonably available at the time of the petition. Students seeking an exception to the petition decision may submit a written appeal to the Registrar.

Date effective: 5/3/2007
Date last amended: 5/3/2007