It doesn't happen. The only way is to get a scholarship or to own property for a year before starting school.[/quote]
He doesn't have to actually "own" property. He just has to live here for a year. Pretty sure it's the same in most states. Ohio and California are the same I know. http://www.utexas.edu/student/admissions/residency/
and http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/rea ... sch=B&rl=Y
You may want to ask the FinAid office when they make the residency determinations because you may be able to work your lease around the time frame for the 1 year[/quote]
You're partially correct, and I was partially incorrect. You need to not only reside in the state for a year prior to the census date of the starting semester, but also establish a domicile - which means you need to do one of the following: own real property, own a business, or work in non-student employment....or be married to someone domiciled in Texas.
Either way, they ain't getting resident tuition after the first year.[/quote]
I have to disagree with you. They can LIVE here for a year and establish residency. Once your eligible for a drivers license your considered a resident. I'm from Cleveland,Oh and was stationed in Abilene,TX. I CHANGED MY RESIDENCY AFTER 1YEAR AND 1 MONTH TO STOP PAYING STATE TAX. The own real estate property ( what i believe you mant by real property) is false also. This is from the UT catalog
Establishment of residence. Independent individuals eighteen years of age or over who move into the state and who are gainfully employed within the state for a period of twelve months prior to enrolling in an institution of higher education are entitled to classification as residents. An individual who is self-employed or employed as a homemaker within the home may be considered gainfully employed for tuition purposes. If such twelve months' residence, however, can be shown not to have been for the purpose of establishing legal residence in the state but to have been for some other purpose, the individuals are not entitled to be classified as residents. Students enrolling in an educational institution prior to having resided in the state for twelve months immediately preceding enrollment will be classified as nonresidents for tuition purposes.
If the parents or legal guardians of an individual eighteen years of age or older move out of state and continue to claim the individual as a dependent for tax purposes, the individual continues to have the residence of the parents or guardians. If the individual remains in Texas, he or she may claim residency for tuition purposes as an independent student after twelve months have passed from the end of the last calendar year in which the parents or guardians claimed the student as a dependent.http://www.utexas.edu/student/registrar ... ppa02.html