Residency Requirement

A student’s residency classification is established when admitted to Gogebic Community College.

DISTRICT RESIDENT (Gogebic County, Michigan)

A district resident is a legal resident of Gogebic County. A legal resident is one whose permanent, primary residence or domicile is where s/he intends to return whenever absent from college. A dormitory/suite, apartment, or house rented only during college enrollment is not a permanent primary residence.

Applicants meeting one or more of the following conditions at the time of admission will be classified with in-district residence:

1. The applicant is a minor who lives with his/her parent or legal guardian provided that the parent or legal guardian has resided within Gogebic County for at least four (4) consecutive months immediately prior to the first day of the semester in which the applicant plans to enroll.

2.  The applicant is at least 18 years of age at the time of registration in the institution and has resided in Gogebic County at least (4) consecutive months immediately prior to the first day of the semester without being registered at a college or university during that period.

3. The applicant is an employee of a business or industrial firm within Gogebic County, and the employer, by written agreement, agrees to pay directly to the college all tuition and/or fees of the sponsored student for employer-approved classes.

4.  The applicant is an alien who has filed Declaration of Intention to become a citizen of the United States and who otherwise meets the residence requirements of the district.

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MICHIGAN RESIDENT (NON-DISTRICT)

Applicants who fail to qualify as in-district residents but meet one or more of the following conditions at the time of admission will be classified with out-of-district residency.

1.  The applicant is a minor who lives with his/her parent or

legal guardian, provided that the parent or legal guardian has resided within the State of Michigan for at least four (4) consecutive months immediately prior to the first day of the semester in which the applicant plans to enroll.

2.  The applicant is at least 18 years of age at the time of registration in the institution and has resided in the State of Michigan at  least four (4)  consecutive months immediately prior to the first day of the semester without being registered at the college during that period.

3.   The applicant is an employee of a business or industrial firm  within  the  State  of  Michigan  and  the  employer,  by written agreement, agrees to pay directly to the college all  tuition and/or fees of the sponsored student for employer- approved classes.

4.  The applicant is an alien who has filed Declaration of Intention to become a citizen of the United States and who otherwise meets the residence requirements of the State of Michigan.

It is the student’s responsibility prior to registration to inform the Dean of Student’s Office of any change in residence or status that would affect his/her classification as a resident.

OUT-OF-STATE (Wisconsin Reciprocity Area) 

Residents of Northern Wisconsin are eligible for special reduced out-of-state tuition rates. A listing of specific counties is available in the Dean of Students Office.

OUT-OF-STATE

Applicants who do not qualify as district or Michigan residents will be classified as out-of-state.

1.  No person is deemed to have gained or lost residence in the state while a student at any educational institution, public or private.

2.  Under no circumstances may a non-immigrant alien qualify as a Michigan resident.

INTERNATIONAL 

Students who are not citizens of the United States of America will be classified as international.