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. Documentation must verify residency within the state of Iowa for at least 90 days prior to the term for which the student is enrolling.
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.
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.
DEGREES, DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES
Iowa Lakes Community College awards degrees, diplomas, and certificates to those individuals who successfully complete programs in arts and science, career option, vocational, technical or continuing education areas. The following degrees are awarded for college credit two-year programs: Associate of Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science. Diplomas are awarded for college credit vocational and technical programs of less than two years duration. To be eligible for a degree or diploma in a credit program, a student must complete the last 15 credits before graduation in courses taken at Iowa Lakes. Certificates are issued to students who complete program requirements.
See international student page for admission requirements.