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Residency for Students

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If you attend school full-time or part-time in another state, you remain a permanent resident of your home state. However, some exceptions may apply. For more information, see the table below.

If you are Then
​Taking steps to establish residency in the state where you attend school You may be considered a resident of that state. 
For more information, see Domicile.
A Michigan or North Dakota resident attending school in Minnesota You may not need to pay Minnesota income tax. 
For more information, see Reciprocity.
​A resident of another state attending school in Minnesota You may be considered a Minnesota resident if you meet the 183-day rule.
Working and attending school in Minnesota on a foreign visa You may be required to file a Minnesota return. 
For more information, see Aliens.
Attending school in Minnesota on a student visa You’re considered a nonresident alien for the first five years you stay in the United States.  

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