2.2 State Residency Requirements

Responsible Position

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs


Minnesota State Board Policy

Minnesota State System Procedure

Minnesota Statute 135A.043, Resident Tuition


Students shall be eligible to pay in-state tuition if they meet the following criteria as outlined in Minnesota Statute 135A.043:

  1. High school attendance within the state for three or more years; and
  2. Graduation from a state high school or attainment within the state of the equivalent of high school graduation; and
  3. In the case of a student without lawful immigrations status: (i) documentation that the student has complied with selective service registration requirements; and (ii) if a federal process exists for the student to obtain lawful immigration status, the student must present the higher education institution with documentation from federal immigration authorities that the student has filed an application to obtain lawful immigration status.

Alexandria Technical & Community College has adopted and follows the Minnesota State Board Policy, 2.2 State Residency Requirements, in its entirety. Students who meet one or more of the following conditions on the date they apply for admission to ATCC must be classified as residents of Minnesota:

  1. They resided in the state for at least one calendar year immediately prior to applying for admission, or dependent students have a parent or legal guardian residing in Minnesota on the date the student applies. Residency in the state during this period must not have been solely or primarily for the purpose of attending a college or university.
  2. They are Minnesota residents who can demonstrate that they were temporarily absent from the state without establishing residency elsewhere.
  3. They moved to the state for employment purposes and, before moving and before applying for admission to a public post-secondary institution, accepted a full-time job in the state; or they are students who are spouses or dependents of such persons.

Approved by: Leadership Council

Effective Date: 5/5/2021

Next Review Date: May 2024

Archive: 3.6 State Residency Requirements