What is Nonresident Tuition/Fee Remission?
Nonresident Fee Remission is a waiver of the out-of-state tuition for qualifying students. Approved students do not have to pay the out-of-state portion of their tuition, but do pay for the resident, in-state tuition.
Who can apply for an out-of-state tuition waiver?
Individuals who are not residents of Wisconsin but who demonstrate financial need may apply for remission of the out-of-state fees.
Who can be approved?
- Students with “nonresident” status
- Students in good academic standing
- Students who demonstrate financial need as determined under 20 USC 1087kk
How do I apply?
- Complete the Financial Documentation for Non-resident Fee Remission Application form [link to form]
- Submit the completed form along with all of your financial documentation
When should I apply?
Applicants may apply for only one academic year at a time. Recommended remission application dates are:
Fall Semester Application deadline: July 15
Spring Semester Application deadline: December 15
Summer Semester Application deadline: April 15
How will I know if I am approved?
Applicants will be notified in writing as to the outcome of their application before the 1st day of class for each semester. Students are responsible for payment of out-of-state tuition if their application is denied.
Officials at Gateway Technical College will review your application to determine “need”. Eligibility will be determined by:
- Financial need
- Variations in the availability of funds and the number of applicants
The academic record of the student
- Remission will be granted to all first-time non-resident fee remission applicants if they demonstrate financial need.
- Determination of remission for subsequent semesters will be based on financial need and academic progress.
- Need is determined by each college. Determination at one college does not guarantee qualification at another.
- Au pairs in the U.S. on valid J-1 visas are, by Administrative Code, defined as “needy”. Au pairs must complete and submit the Tuition Remission application, along with written documentation of their au pair position (either by the employer or placement agency) and a copy of their visa. Gateway can remit up to a maximum of six credits based on “AuPair” status. Additional credits and/or course remissions are based on the student’s financial need.
What else do I need to know?
Students who modify their schedules through drop, add, or the withdrawal process are required to do so per the college’s policies and procedures. If the student is eligible for a refund, it will be processed according to Gateway’s refund policies and will be based on the rate the student was assessed.
Any credits and/or courses in addition to what is approved on this application will be at the out-of-state tuition rate unless approved prior to registration.