:: Residency Appeal Procedures
Basis for Appeal
Students who have been classified as out-of-state for tuition purposes by the Residency Officer may appeal the decision on the basis of one or more of the following:
- The presence of new evidence or documentation which was not reasonably available at the time of the initial submission of the Application for In-State Status;
- Change in status, personal circumstances, or situation which may justify reclassification; or
- Clear abuse of discretion of the Residency Officer, which may include 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 student must submit the basis for the appeal in writing, to the Residency Appellate Officer, citing each regulation which was deemed to have not been met in the Residency Officer's out-of-state classification. 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 provided as part of the student applicant's appeal should contain an explanation or rationale as to its relevance in the appeal. Please note that the Residency Appellate Officer will have access to all materials submitted with the original Application for In-State Status.
Please submit your written appeal either by mail or electronically to:
Mail: University Residency Appellate Officer, 85 South Prospect Street, 360 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 the applicant in writing to request additional information. In-person meetings are not needed to make a determination.
Written Appeal Decision
Written decision letters will be sent to the applicant's address of record with the University.