Residency & Reciprocity
There are special agreements reached between various states allowing you to pay tuition rates which are less than the non-resident rates. These arrangements are called reciprocity agreements.
An undergraduate non-degree seeking student in non-resident status will pay non-resident tuition unless reciprocity is approved for you by your home state. It is important to apply for reciprocity early to avoid charges for late payment of tuition bills. You are responsible for the entire non-resident tuition until reciprocity has been approved.
There are currently reciprocity agreements between Minnesota and…
All Manitoba students receive automatic reciprocity if you indicated you are a Manitoba resident on your admission application.
All transfer students (or students who graduated from high school more than 12 months prior to attendance at MSUM) must apply to the state of North Dakota for reciprocity. You may apply online or use the paper application.
Freshmen students entering directly from high school (within 12 months after graduation) for fall or spring terms, need NOT apply for reciprocity.
All South Dakota students receive automatic reciprocity if you indicated you are a South Dakota resident on your admission application. Verification of graduation from a South Dakota high school and/or permanent residency status may be requested if you did not graduate from a South Dakota high school within the last year.
It is important that you select the correct academic year when applying for reciprocity and follow the instructions on the respective state websites. Once you have become eligible for reciprocity, you remain so unless you change schools or do not earn at least one credit during reciprocity year. In either of these cases, you must reapply for reciprocity.
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