State residency

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sportsstar5
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State residency

Postby sportsstar5 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:59 pm

If I establish state residency in a new state, can my parents still claim me as a dependent? Can I still remain on their health insurance? Is there any negative to doing this, because the big positive would be paying state law school tuition. Thanks.

sportsstar5
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Re: State residency

Postby sportsstar5 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:22 pm

Anyone have any info? Thanks so much.

bmili
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Re: State residency

Postby bmili » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:07 am

sportsstar5 wrote:If I establish state residency in a new state, can my parents still claim me as a dependent? Can I still remain on their health insurance? Is there any negative to doing this, because the big positive would be paying state law school tuition. Thanks.


Unlikely your parents can claim you as a dependent. Not sure about health insurance. Check the schools requirements and talk to the registrar.

CanadianWolf
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Re: State residency

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:16 am

Typically, the answer is "no" to both questions, but some states may vary. Check with the particular law school & state in question.

P.S. It would be helpful if you specified the state.

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soitgoes9
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Re: State residency

Postby soitgoes9 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:19 am

For fun lets say California.

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Bert
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Re: State residency

Postby Bert » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:42 am

California is one of the stricter states with establishing residency. I looked into it about a year ago, and if I am not mistaken, to establish residence in California so as to take advantage of in-state tuition you need to be (i) physically present in the state for 366 days (although there wasn't an "uniterrupted" requirement), (ii) able to prove that you intend to make California your permanent home, and (3) be financially independent of residents of the other 49 states.
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Re: State residency

Postby reverendt » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:59 am

In PA I don't think you can remain a dependent. You have to show an intent to remain indefinitely in the state.




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