5ky wrote: Br3v wrote: albanach wrote:
Would filing taxes in VA and having a VA license help?
I'd think it unlikely. If you bought a house it might help. It would help a lot more if you were married and your spouse had a permanent job in the state or if you have a post-graduation job offer from an in-state employer.
Here's the code section http://leg1.state.va.us/000/cod/23-7.4.HTM
What do you mean by "help"? Is each person on a case by case basis and individually reviewed by someone?
Anyone can fill out an application for in-state tuition if they want, so sure, that would be reviewed.
But just about every UVA student who has responded telling you that it is not going to happen -- if it were as easy as paying taxes and getting a VA driver's license, nobody would pay the extra 10k for 2L and 3L combined.
You can read the code albanach posted, and also look here:
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.
Again, the problem is that (1) living in VA for educational purposes won't meet the requirement of living in Virginia for one year (you need to live in VA one year PRIOR to starting at school), and (2) it would be difficult to meet the intent to stay aspect.
As albanach says, might be possible if you have a permanent job offer letter in VA to show them, but you wouldn't have that until after your second year. It might be a little easier if you're married and your spouse has a job in Virginia, as others have pointed out. But that's really irrelevant to your owning a VA driver's license, etc.
I have a bit of a special situation. If anyone can shed any light on it whatsoever, I would be very grateful.
I grew up in Virginia and actually attended UVA for undergrad. Upon graduation, I stayed in Virginia and worked for some time. About a year ago, I moved to Georgia (got a Georgia drivers license, Georgia address, and file taxes here because it's where I receive my check). However, I still have a residence in Virginia and I live/work in there for roughly 2 months every year. Would I be considered an in-state student by UVA at this point?
Either way, I figure it won't hurt to at least apply. Nothing to lose, lots to gain.