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UVA in state status

Postby cjt123 » Wed May 26, 2010 2:10 pm

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holydonkey
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Re: UVA in state status

Postby holydonkey » Wed May 26, 2010 2:26 pm

Probably not. Review: http://www.schev.edu/students/VAdomicil ... equirement especially Section 05: Residence for educational purposes.
A. Mere physical presence or residence primarily for educational purposes will not confer domiciliary status. For example, a student who moves to Virginia for the primary purposes of becoming a full-time student is not a Virginia domiciliary, even if the student has been in Virginia for the required one-year period.
I would be extremely surprised if UVA didn't consider moving to VA while deferred as establishing "residence primarily for educational purposes". Can't hurt to try though.

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Re: UVA in state status

Postby berkeleykel06 » Wed May 26, 2010 2:42 pm

holydonkey wrote:Probably not. Review: http://www.schev.edu/students/VAdomicil ... equirement especially Section 05: Residence for educational purposes.
A. Mere physical presence or residence primarily for educational purposes will not confer domiciliary status. For example, a student who moves to Virginia for the primary purposes of becoming a full-time student is not a Virginia domiciliary, even if the student has been in Virginia for the required one-year period.
I would be extremely surprised if UVA didn't consider moving to VA while deferred as establishing "residence primarily for educational purposes". Can't hurt to try though.


Perhaps though, if OP has a job in DC and moved to N.Va within commuting distance, you could argue that its not primarily for educational purposes.

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Re: UVA in state status

Postby apper123 » Wed May 26, 2010 2:54 pm

I've lived in VA for 6 years now, attending school nearly all of those years. I want to apply as an in-state transfer student to UVA Law, but I have no idea if I'd qualify. In fact, I'd wager I don't qualify. Never changed my driver's license over or filed any tax returns here. :-(

6 years in the state and no domicile. lol.

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Re: UVA in state status

Postby holydonkey » Wed May 26, 2010 3:04 pm

apper123 wrote:I've lived in VA for 6 years now, attending school nearly all of those years. I want to apply as an in-state transfer student to UVA Law, but I have no idea if I'd qualify. In fact, I'd wager I don't qualify. Never changed my driver's license over or filed any tax returns here. :-(

6 years in the state and no domicile. lol.
I do know the answer to this. Unlike housing and taxes, there generally is not a 1-year requirement for changing over your driver's license/vehicle registration/voter's registration. As long as you have these documents changed to VA prior to applying, they should not impact your status and you should be classified in-state.

Edit: whoops, didn't see you said you didn't pay taxes. That's a no-no.

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Re: UVA in state status

Postby apper123 » Wed May 26, 2010 3:07 pm

Well I did pay taxes, but they were filed with my parents in my home state. :-( I've never had any employment in VA. I've been a student nearly the entire time I've been here. Any employment was over breaks in my home state. AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

The thing is I do want to remain here indefinitely. My goal is to live in NoVA and work in DC. What if I call and beg? Haha.




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