JDndMSW wrote:Why don't you think you will have in-state tuition. As a CA resident it has never been factored in that my father in MT claimed me on his taxes. If you have been going to UG at USC I am pretty sure you will qualify for in-state tuition regardless if you mom claimed you or not...
When I went to MT for UG for a year when I was 18 they granted me in state tuition because my dad claimed me on his taxes BUT when I went back to CA a year later they would NOT give me in state tuition since I had claimed residency in MT for school... it didn't matter that I was only 18 has lived in CA for 95% of my life and my mom claimed me on her taxes... From what I have heard from others it is relatively easy to get in state tuition in CA.
I am concerned about not qualifying for instate tuition because of the financial independence requirement that I must meet if my parents are not CA residents. --LinkRemoved-- It appears that I would have to meet three requirements to get instate tuition - 1) physical presence in CA for 366 days, 2) intent to remain permanently in CA, and 3) financial independence (http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/residence/establish.htm
). I don't meet any of the other requirements under the financial independence section. I will, however, be 24 by the end of 2012, so maybe I can meet the requirement for at least the spring semester if I can't meet it for the fall.
I'm kind of in a weird situation because I am a CA resident but may still not qualify for the instate tuition. I mean, I have had a CA driver's license since 2007, voted in CA since 2008, and been called for jury duty in CA, etc. and have stayed in CA EVERY summer of undergrad, but I might be screwed since my out-of-state mom claimed me as a dependent. Maybe UCLA will let it go and give me instate tuition, but w/the CA budget crisis, they are probably going to be really strict w/the instate tuition qualifications.