Reciprocity is a benefit for which you must apply through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (OHE). It allows students who are residents of Minnesota, attending a Wisconsin school, to pay tuition and fees comparable to those of in-state students.
The online reciprocity application is found at: www.ohe.state.mn.us. Under Paying for College, select Online Applications and then select Tuition Reciprocity. Be sure to select the correct academic year and provide your correct Social Security Number. You should receive a response shortly after your application is submitted, either by email or post mail.
The application deadline for UW-Eau Claire is the last day of classes (excluding finals week) for the term benefits are requested. However, if there are extenuating circumstances, the student may submit a request for review to the Registrar. The Registrar's Office and the Bursar's Office will determine if reciprocity can be granted for the term. The Minnesota Office of Higher Education (MN OHE) application deadline is the end of the academic year, but leaves the determination of the semester deadline up to individual institutions. MN OHE will not process applications retroactively.
If you have questions about reciprocity or want to check on the status of your application you can call 1-800-657-3866.
Applications for reciprocity are not processed by UW-Eau Claire. The Office of Higher Education electronically notifies UW-Eau Claire periodically (about once a month) throughout the academic year, of students who are awarded reciprocity benefits. Your tuition and fees are then adjusted to reflect this benefit. Apply early so that your tuition bills will reflect an accurate balance.
Once applied for, reciprocity renews annually and automatically until graduation. However, if you change schools, you must notify OHE so that your reciprocity benefits can transfer to the new school if applicable (private colleges do not participate in reciprocity). Additionally, if you take more than one semester off from school, you must reapply.