Your residency is defined by Madison College as your official location of residence. Your residency can have an effect on your admission into a program of study as well as your tuition. Residency is declared when you complete your initial admission application or when you first create your student account. If your residency has since changed, you will need to complete the official Residency Re-Determination process.
This process should only be completed in the following scenarios: 1) Your program choice requires district residency and you have established district residency; or 2) You are currently paying out-of-state tuition and have established in-state residency.
Residency is usually determined by one of the following criteria:
- Filing a Wisconsin income tax return. If you are under 25 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.
You can view a map and description of all 16 technical college districts or see a list of the cities, towns and villages within the Madison College district borders. Residency requirements are described in detail on the state's Administrative Code Chapter TCS 10 website.
To determine how residency impacts program admissions, review the Admission tab on your program web page.
Types of Residency Statuses
If you believe your residency status is not accurate or has changed, you may complete the Residency Re-Determination Form (PDF, 884 KB). Required documentation and submission instructions are included on the form. Any approved residency changes will be made effective for the current term and cannot be retroactively applied.