Residency Policy

In determining a student’s residency for tuition and fee purposes, the University adheres to the policy for determination of student residency established and approved by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE). The University also complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations with respect to the classification of veterans and their dependents

The initial determination of a student’s residency is made by the Office of Admissions. Students classified as non-residents who wish to apply for reclassification to resident status may do so by submitting a residency application to the Office of Admissions for review by the Residency Appeal Committee. Decisions of that committee will be final.

Downloadable PDF of Application for Classification as a Missouri Resident (375KB)

Approved by Chancellor, West Plains on December 3, 2019