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How to avoid out of state tuition

  1. Mar 23, 2013 #1
    If I wanted to go to a school that's out of state, and I moved to that state to go to that school, I'd still have to pay out of state tuition, basically because I just got there and haven't paid any taxes for that state? What if I got a job there? Would I still have to live there a while to officially become a "resident" and not have to pay the out of state tuition? Anyone know?
     
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  3. Mar 23, 2013 #2

    eri

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    States require you live there and pay taxes there for between 6 months and 2 years (depending on the state) before you are considered a resident for tuition purposes. You must begin to establish residency as soon as you arrive - registering your car in the state, registering to vote, etc.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2013 #3
    When I applied for residency at the university I'm currently at: I was required to sign a statement that I did not move to the state specifically for school. (I qualified for residency because it was my wife's state of residence when we got married)

    There should be a policy on the school's website regarding residency requirements. Some only allow you to apply for residency IF you've lived there for a few years without actually going to school. (otherwise, nearly every upperclassmen could apply for residency ;) )
     
  5. Mar 23, 2013 #4

    jtbell

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  6. Mar 28, 2013 #5
    You can also do what I did, and marry a resident.

    Hey, it's not like I planned it that way.

    -Dave K
     
  7. Mar 28, 2013 #6

    MarneMath

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    Have you seen if you can obtain an out-of-state scholarship? When I was an undergrad, I got a scholarship from multiple schools waiving out-of-state tuition fees.
     
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