Residency Criteria

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Dirk Lang
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Residency Criteria

Postby Dirk Lang » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:34 pm

Does anyone have any idea about what the residency requirements are in certain states, and which states you can declare residency for after a year?

Particularly California, Washington, Colorado, Virginia, Michigan...

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2014
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Re: Residency Criteria

Postby 2014 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:37 pm

Virginia you can after a year if you show intent to stay there after graduation, namely re-title your car, get a VA driver's license, pay VA income taxes (not possible as a 1L I suppose) and register to vote in VA.

It's the only one I know off the top of my head, but VA is also consider one of the harder ones, so those same steps will probably suffice or be more than enough elsewhere.

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Re: Residency Criteria

Postby mnolen » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:45 pm

CA is similar, to my knowledge.

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Re: Residency Criteria

Postby 2011Law » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:58 pm

mnolen wrote:CA is similar, to my knowledge.


This is also my understanding, I think I found the info while looking into USoCal. My guess is that you can find the info you're looking for by looking on schools' websites or by using the power of Google.

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Re: Residency Criteria

Postby OGR3 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:16 pm

Washington is a no-go.

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Fred_McGriff
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Re: Residency Criteria

Postby Fred_McGriff » Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:58 pm

Paying in state tuition is going to be tough at UVA if you started as an out of state applicant. William & Mary might be different.

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Re: Residency Criteria

Postby bdubs » Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:04 pm

OGR3 wrote:Washington is a no-go.


Washington is strict. You have to:

1) Prove conclusively that they have not come to Washington State primarily for educational purposes.
2) Live in the state for at least 12 consecutive months as legal residents.
3) Establish legal ties to the state (drivers license, car registration, voter registration, bank account, utility bills, etc..)
4) Establish financial independence.

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Re: Residency Criteria

Postby mnolen » Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:13 pm

2011Law wrote:
mnolen wrote:CA is similar, to my knowledge.


This is also my understanding, I think I found the info while looking into USoCal. My guess is that you can find the info you're looking for by looking on schools' websites or by using the power of Google.


I haven't heard of anyone having trouble gaining residency after their first year of school here, if that helps.




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