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Residency and reciprocity

Resident status is determined by the state of residence indicated by the student on the application for admission. Students must have resided in Minnesota for one calendar year immediately prior to the start of their term of application. Residency must not be primarily for the purpose of attending a college or university. Effective Fall 2021 resident and non-resident students will be assessed resident tuition rates based on the courses they enroll in. Students no longer need to be a Minnesota state resident for tuition purposes. However, if there is a need to verify residency, a student will need to prove that they have established domicile in Minnesota. A domicile is a person's true, fixed and permanent living place. Domicile is the place to which a person intends to return after temporary absences. A person may have only one domicile at a time. Please refer to Minnesota State Policy on Minnesota Residency Requirements for additional information. To change your residency from non-resident to resident, please complete and submit the Resident Classification Request form:


North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin residents

Students from North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin no longer need to apply for reciprocity with Metropolitan State University as, effective Fall 2021, all students will be assessed the resident tuition rate.