Aawaldrop wrote:katch wrote:Aawaldrop wrote:
Using those numbers and published tuitions I'm getting a difference of less than 10k
Many seem to be unaware that you become a CA resident after the first year. Add 12k to the difference
To establish California residence, an adult student at least 18 years of age must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, other immigrant, or eligible alien who meets all of the following requirements:
has been physically present in the state for 366 days prior to the residence determination date (RDD) of the term for which he or she wishes to be considered a resident
has the intent to make California his or her home (as opposed to coming to California for the purpose of attending school)
is financially independent (see note) if his or her parents are not California residents as defined by UC.
Note: The financial independence requirement makes it extremely difficult for most undergraduate students whose parents are not California residents, including students from community colleges and other post-secondary institutions within California, to qualify for classification as a resident at the University of California. Transfer students who were classified as residents of California at their previous school should not assume that they will be classified as residents at UCLA.
Not an undergrad. All grad schools in CA are quite adamant that you get residency. Every single person Ive talked to at a CA graduate school has confirmed to me that its a relatively painless process. At admitted students day, UCLA gave a presentation on it and basically said they would handle the paperwork and guide us through it.