Massachusetts College of Art and Design Policy And Regulations for In-State and Out-of-State Residency Classification for Admission, Tuition, and Other Charge-Differential Purposes
Classification: Determination of Residency
Each case will be decided on the basis of all facts submitted with qualitative rather than quantitative emphasis. A number of factors are required for residency to determine the intention of the person to maintain permanent residence in Massachusetts or in the case of a student receiving New England classification to maintain permanent residence in one of the other New England states. Determination of New England state status shall use the same standards of proof as instate residency status. No single index is decisive. While students may apply for reclassification of their residency status, generally speaking the initial residency classification is likely to remain with the student throughout the student's career at MassArt. The burden of proof rests on the student seeking classification as a Massachusetts resident. All documents submitted become the property of the college.