Residency Policy

The governing body at each university in Michigan has the authority to determine residency classification guidelines for admission and tuition purposes. Therefore, residency guidelines may vary from school to school and are independent of guidelines used by other state authorities to determine residency for purposes such as income and property tax liability, driving, and voting.

A resident student is defined as a student domiciled in the State of Michigan. Dependent students must have the same residency as their parents. Independent students must have a physical presence in Michigan. Students who enroll in the University as non-residents shall be so classified throughout their attendance as students unless residency reclassification is granted. Continuously enrolled non-resident students are not eligible for reclassification.

Residency Status of Immigrants and Aliens

Only persons who are entitled to reside permanently in the United States may be eligible for resident classification at the University. These individuals, like U.S. citizens, must still prove that they have established a Michigan domicile as defined in the Michigan Technological University Residency Guidelines. Having the privilege of remaining permanently in the United States, in itself, does not entitle a person to resident classification for University purposes. The Admissions Office will review the circumstances of the following classes of immigrants:

  • Permanent Resident Aliens who have been fully processed and possess a permanent resident alien card or stamp in their passport verifying final approval, or
  • Refugees (I-94 card must designate "Refugee").

Residency Reevaluation

Students who believe their residency status has changed since their first enrollment, may seek evaluation of their status by emailing the Registrar’s Office or calling 906-487-2319.