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Home » Catalog » Definition of a Vermont Resident

Definition of a Vermont Resident

The following criteria must be met by a student prior to being granted resident status for the purpose of admission, tuition, and other Vermont Tech charges:
  • The applicant shall be domiciled in Vermont, said domicile having been continuous for one year immediately prior to the date of application unless the student has been in the armed services, Peace Corps, or other recognized national service organization and has retained Vermont as his/her permanent address during the period of absence and has returned to Vermont immediately following discharge from these services. Changes in residency status shall become effective for the semester following the date of reclassification.
  • Domicile shall mean a personís true, fixed, and permanent home, to which he or she intends to return when absent. A residence established for the purpose of attending an educational institution or qualifying for resident status for tuition purposes shall not of itself constitute domicile. Domicile shall not be dependent upon the applicantís marital status.
  • The applicant must demonstrate such attachment to the community as would be typical of a permanent resident of his or her age and education.
  • Receipt of significant financial support from the applicantís family will create a 
  • rebuttable presumption that the applicantís domicile is with his or her family
  • An applicant becoming a student at an institution of higher learning in Vermont within one year of first moving to the state shall have created a rebuttable presumption of residence in Vermont for the purpose of attending an educational institution.
  • A student eligible for tuition purposes to enroll as a resident student in another state shall not be enrolled as a Vermont resident.
  • A student enrolled at Vermont Technical College shall be classified by the collegeís Office of Admissions as a resident or non-resident for tuition purposes. The decision by the officer shall be based upon information furnished by the student and other relevant information. The officer is authorized to require such written documents, affidavits, verifications, or other evidence that he or she deems necessary.
  • The burden of proof shall, in all cases, rest upon the student claiming to be a Vermont resident and shall be met upon a presentation of clear and concurring evidence.
  • A student with resident status will lose that status if he or she fails to meet the above requirements at any time. In this event, resident tuition and other charges shall continue in effect only until the end of the academic year.
  • The decision of the Office of Admissions on the classification of a student as a resident or non-resident may be appealed in writing to the collegeís Dean of Administration.
Further appeal of a studentís residency classification may be made in writing to the Chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges. The decision of the Chancellor shall be final.

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