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Residency Requirements

Students enrolling at Iowa Lakes Community College are classified as residents or non-residents for admission, tuition and fee purposes.

If you have been classified as non-resident and believe you should be eligible for resident tuition, you may apply for reconsideration of your case.

The Director of Records and Registration may require written documents, affidavits, and other evidence considered necessary to establish your residency. This may include rent receipts, voter registration information, drivers license, motor vehicle registration, or other documents. Residence for college enrollment and fee purposes may be different from residence for other purposes.

The burden of establishing exemption from non-resident status is with the student.  Further information on residency classification is available from the Records and Registration office: 712-362-7922.

RECIPROCITY
A reciprocity agreement exists between Minnesota and Iowa Lakes Community College. Under this agreement persons who qualify as residents of Minnesota for purposes of higher education may be eligible to attend Iowa Lakes and receive waiver of non-residency tuition.

Conversely, persons who qualify as residents of the Iowa Lakes Community College district, merged Area III, may be eligible to attend Minnesota West campuses at Jackson and Pipestone and receive a waiver of non-resident tuition.

International students:  See international student page for admission requirements.
 

Contact Admissions:

Emmetsburg:  800-346-6018
Estherville:  800-521-5054
Algona:  877-807-9583
Spencer:  877-807-9585
Spirit Lake:  877-807-9584

Questions or comments? Please email us at info@iowalakes.edu or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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