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Residency Classification Specialist Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Evaluates and determines student eligibility for residency classification for tuition purposes by reviewing applications and documentation, conducting interviews with applicants and interpreting state, Board of Regents and institutional guidelines for residency classification.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is first in a series of two classifications and typically reports to a Residency Classification Coordinator. Although incumbents may provide work direction to support staff, incumbents do not supervise professional classifications, as do Residency Classification Coordinators. Provides service to potential and current students.

Examples of Duties:

  • Evaluates applications of non-resident students to determine eligibility for residency status for tuition purposes according to state Board of Regents and institutional guidelines; reviews documentation, conducts interviews and verifies information provided on application.
  • Interprets Board of Regents guidelines and state laws regarding residency status to students, parents and subordinates.
  • Composes and prepares appropriate letter to send to applicants concerning application status.
  • Informs applicants and parents about classification procedures and policies regarding completeness of file, reasons for needing requested materials, timing of review process, justification needed for classification and final appeal process.
  • Arranges for appeals committee hearings by setting up room and date, distributing information and case history to committee members and distributing forms to students.
  • Briefs student on appeal procedures.
  • Makes recommendations regarding changes to residency classification policy and procedures to Residency Classification Coordinator.
  • Assists in composing forms and informational literature and in presenting orientation meetings for prospective students, parents or appeal committee members.
  • Enters data on automated student information system to update student residency status.
  • Compiles statistical reports to summarize program activities and goals for next year.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of residency qualification guidelines.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related field; OR, Four years of student affairs or business administration experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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