KY Residency

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Thunder Jones

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KY Residency

Postby Thunder Jones » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:24 pm

Any one have experience getting residency in KY? I'm in a Louisville and am really considering it. My wife can get a full-time job in KY and we may even buy a house depending on affordability.


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Re: KY Residency

Postby brandynbeavers » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:36 pm

Live in KY for 6 months and have proof (either lease, or that you bought a house) get your licenses and car tags switched over to KY and the fact that your wife would be working in state should make the process super easy.


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Re: KY Residency

Postby AsylumPB » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:53 pm

You will want to call the admissions office for an official answer, but I am pretty sure that you have to be a KY resident for at least three years to qualify for in-state at UofL.

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Re: KY Residency

Postby DCPI23 » Tue May 04, 2010 1:41 pm

As someone who attends U of L and who went through this process, I feel like I can answer your question. Typically you need to have lived in the state for a year for a non-school reason, before you can become a resident for tuition purposes. I moved here from out of state, but my wife was a life-long resident of KY before leaving for college. I was able to get in-state tuition after my first year, but I had done all of the little things (registered to vote, got a driver's license, etc.) and we purchased a house.

The university will not give you a clear answer to this question. All of the forms that you fill out to switch from out-of-state to in-state will be very vague about what you must have done in order to become a resident. Basically the forms tell you what they look at and that they look at the application as a whole, not like you must accomplish x, y and z in order to become a resident.

I was told by numerous faculty that had I not been married to a life-long resident and owned property, then I would not have qualified for in-state tuition.

PM me if you have any questions.

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