Once the Office of the Registrar receives your completed Appeal for Exemption from Nonresident Tuition Form, your enrollment for the term of your appeal will be verified, and then you will be scheduled for a hearing on a first come, first served basis. A “Notice of Hearing” letter will be mailed to you ten days prior to the hearing date.
The Nonresident Tuition Appeals Committee is the hearing body which considers the appeals for exemption from nonresident tuition. The Committee meets on call of the chair to hear and deliberate the appeals submitted in accordance with the provisions of Ch. 20 UWS Administrative Code. The evidentiary portions of the hearings are open to the public unless the appellant requests a closed session. Deliberations of the Committee are always in closed session. Notice to the appellant will be in accordance with Chapter 227, Wisconsin Statutes. Students who appeal may rely on the written appeal affidavit and appropriate supporting documents as the basis for the Committee’s review. However, you are encouraged to appear in person. If you choose to have a personal appearance before the Committee, you may, if you wish, be accompanied by personal and/or legal counsel. They, however, may not appear in your place.
Tuition and fees are due in full by the due date shown in the upper right hand portion of your Student Account Invoice. This amount must be paid by the due date in order to avoid a late payment fee. Then, if your appeal is successful, the nonresident tuition will be refunded to you or the outside source of payment if your fees were paid by a source such as financial aid, third party, or scholarship. If the Committee denies your appeal and grants you no relief, you may withdraw from the University without incurring any fees or fee penalties for that term by contacting the Office of the Registrar by Friday of the week following your hearing. If you withdraw from University of Wisconsin-Madison prior to the hearing of your appeal, you are subject to the same withdrawal fee policies. Please refer to the current Timetable or web page for key deadlines.
At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Nonresident Tuition Appeals Committee is the final hearing agent for appeals for exemption from nonresident tuition. Cases will not be reheard following the Committee’s decision unless there is a material error of fact or law, or significant evidence which could not have been discovered by due diligence on your part prior to the hearing and which could change the Committee’s decision. Any further appeals will have to be filed in Circuit Court within 30 days after mailing of the findings of fact and conclusions of law letter from the Office of the Registrar setting forth the basis for the Committee’s decision. You can, however, contact the Office of the Registrar to request a redetermination of your tuition status for any subsequent school term for which you register at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.