:: Residency Appeal Procedures
Bases for Appeal
Students who have been denied in-state tuition status by the residency
officer may appeal this decision on one or more of the following bases:
The presence of new evidence or documentation that was not reasonably available at the time of the initial submission of the residency application.
- Change in status, personal circumstances, or situation.
- Clear abuse of discretion of the residency officer (e.g., failure to consider relevant information, or misinterpretation of documents or evidence provided in the initial residency application)
Submitting an Appeal
To appeal a residency decision, the applicant/student must submit in
the bases of appeal for each regulation cited by the residency
officer for denying the applicant in-state tuition status.This written appeal must be submitted within thirty (30) calendar days
of the date of the Residency Officer’s written decision letter.
Any additional evidence or documentation that is submitted for the appeal should contain an explanation/rationale for its relevance to the appeal for in-state status. Please note that the Residency Appellate Officer will have access to all materials submitted with the original residency application.
You can submit your written appeal as follows:
Mail: Chris Lucier, 85 South Prospect Street, 306 Waterman Building, Burlington, VT 05405
Consideration of the Appeal
Upon receipt of the written appeal, the Residency Appellate Officer or designee will review the appeal and may elect to contact and/or meet in person with the applicant to discuss the appeal. In-person meetings will happen at the sole discretion of the Residency Appellate Officer or designee.
Written Appeal Decision
Written decision letters will be sent to the applicant’s address of record with the University.