Residency Determination

Residency as defined by Milwaukee Area Technical College is your official location of residence. Residency can have an effect on admission into a program of study as well as tuition. Residency is declared when you complete an admissions application or when you first create your student account through registration.

Residency is usually determined by one of the following:

  • Filing a Wisconsin income tax return. If you are under 24 and claimed as a dependent by either parent, the residency information on your parents' state tax return applies to you.
  • Eligibility to vote in the state.
  • Motor vehicle registration.
  • Issuing state and address on your driver's license.
  • Location of employment.

Wisconsin Technical College System residency requirements are described in detail in the state's Administrative Code Chapter TCS 10.


Definition: You are considered a non-resident if, through the criteria above, your permanent residence is outside Wisconsin state boundaries.

Tuition: Out-of-state residents pay out-of-state tuition rates for credit classes.


Minnesota Reciprocity

Definition: Your permanent residence must be in the state of Minnesota to qualify for reciprocity.

Admissions: Minnesota residents are considered non-district state residents for program admission purposes and follow the same guidelines.

Tuition: The reciprocity agreement allows Minnesota residents to pay in-state tuition rates for credit classes.


If you believe your residency status is not accurate or has changed, please visit the Welcome Center at any MATC Campus location with a valid

  • Wisconsin Driver’s License or Wisconsin State ID

And at least one of the following:

  • Utility Bill in your name
  • Rent/Lease Agreement
  • Mortgage Statement
  • Copy of your State of Wisconsin tax form (do not submit schedules). If you are under the age of 24, you must also submit a signed copy of your parent/guardian's State and Federal tax form.

Any approved residency changes will be made effective for the following term and cannot be retroactively applied.