WMU News

Trustees give nod to changes in residency policy

July 12, 2001

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Board of Trustees approved several changes to the University's residency policy at its July 6 meeting.

Michigan universities are required by the state to differentiate the rates charged to Michigan residents and nonresidents. Established in 1973, WMU's policy was last revised in June 1977.

The changes include clarification of the term "domicile" and adjustment of the age by which students are considered independent, from 18 to 24. Additionally, the approved changes expand the categories of international students who may be considered residents, in keeping with current law. The new policy also includes a provision for immigrants with refugee status.

Media contact: Jessica English, 616 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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