readyforUVA wrote:Does anyone know the process of becoming a VA resident? Seems to be worth it to lower tuition $15K
There's an FAQ about the requirements here:
To answer your question: yes, it is worth it for the tuition break and slightly advantaged admissions treatment, BUT you need to work in the state (while doing the normal things like changing voter registration/drivers license to VA) for at least a year before becoming a student or have a working spouse (domiciled in VA) provide more than 50% of your income for more than a year.
Anecdotally, I've heard it's hard to gain residency after enrollment even if you fulfill the spousal requirement.