Registrar -- Residence Counselor's Office (Residency Tuition Questions)



(608) 262-1355 -- Residence for Tuition (Residence Counselors)
(608) 262-3811 -- Office of the Registrar/Tuition (Minnesota Compact, Tuition Assessment) *goes through phone tree

(608) 265-8946 -- Tuition (Minnesota Compact, Tuition Assessment)

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m

Office of the Registrar
Residence for Tuition Purposes
333 East Campus Mall #10101
Madison, WI 53715-1384

Initial residence determinations for tuition purposes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are made by the Office of the Registrar's Residence Counselors, based on the provisions of Wisconsin Statutes 36.27(2) which governs residence status for tuition purposes. In general, you must be a bona fide resident of Wisconsin for at least 12 months prior to enrollment to be eligible for in-state tuition.

Explains how statutes on residency for tuition purposes applies to students and helps determine whether an appeal of residency classification would be appropriate. Advises students on how to achieve residency, but does not show them any 'loopholes' to get around the system. Includes a link to the Wisconsin Statues 36.27(2).

Has information on the Minnesota-Wisconsin Reciprocity Compact.