Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

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Globetrekker
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Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby Globetrekker » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:06 pm

I've been hunting around for a simple list of states whose residency policies are more generous in terms of allowing students to declare residency after a year... When it comes to two schools ranked closely with similar job prospects, achieving in-state status may be the deciding factor, at least for me, considering it can save you some big $$$.

What states CAN you typically achieve residency after the first year?

This is all I know so far:

CAN apply for in-state tuition after 1L
California
Ohio
Georgia
[u]

*I know already you can't in TX, IN, MI, WI, VA...

thanks as always

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby bcb1986 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:12 pm

CAN: Colorado

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby franfair » Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:02 pm

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby waker57 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:07 pm

i believe you CAN in ohio and tennessee

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby nvoight911 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:11 pm

Can: Florida

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby Ken » Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:28 pm

This is a great thread. I appreciate everyone adding their input and I will see if I can fill in any gaps that are missing on the states with the better public law schools.

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Postby LSATfromNC » Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:32 pm

Jersey, first year with 12 month lease.

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby lsb » Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:15 pm

cbarlet wrote:I've been hunting around for a simple list of states whose residency policies are more generous in terms of allowing students to declare residency after a year... When it comes to two schools ranked closely with similar job prospects, achieving in-state status may be the deciding factor, at least for me, considering it can save you some big $$$.

What states CAN you typically achieve residency after the first year?

This is all I know so far:

CAN apply for in-state tuition after 1L
California
Ohio
Georgia
[u]

*I know already you can't in TX, IN, MI, WI, VA...

thanks as always


I'm interested in schools in each of those states. Are you sure that there is no way to get in-state for all three years? Thanks.

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby underdawg » Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:17 pm

well yeah if you live there and establish a residence there first

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby LSATfromNC » Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:26 pm

underdawg wrote:well yeah if you live there and establish a residence there first


touche my friend, touche

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby concernedlsattaker » Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:37 pm

I heard if you got a job in Texas you can claim residency...

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby jms31 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:38 pm

Anyone now about Florida?

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby vamedic03 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:15 pm

franfair wrote:You can in VA. You just have to have car registration, voter registration, etc. moved for at least one year and provide proof that you paid state income taxes (if you had income).


This is a bit misleading... For Virginia residency, you have to have achieved all of these things for the year prior to entering school. Once you are a student, it is essentially impossible to obtain Virginia residency.

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby kiwislug » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:17 pm

thank you for this thread =)

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby nvoight911 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:19 pm

jms31 wrote:Anyone now about Florida?



Based on what I've read about Florida State, you can get residency after the first year if you show that you plan to stay in Florida after graduation i.e. register to vote, register your car etc.

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby The Zeppelin » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:22 pm

Would obtaining residency status in Texas be easier since my wife will be working full time?

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby kellbell » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:29 pm

Is Penn St the only public law school in PA?

One of my best friends went to FSU, and he was able to get in state after his first year.
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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby pomona » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:34 pm

Can: Iowa

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby Gooner » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:45 pm

TN is very, VERY easy to establish residency in.

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Postby Clever username » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:19 pm

kellbell wrote:Is Penn St the only public law school in PA?

One of my best friends went to FSU, and he was able to get in state after his first year.


Penn State's law school isn't public, only the undergrad is. Temple and Pitt are, however, both state schools.

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby orangeswarm » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:02 am

Gooner wrote:TN is very, VERY easy to establish residency in.



Really? I go to a TN law school and out of staters cannot, short of marrying someone who lives and works in TN, obtain in state residency. Care to elaborate?

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby kellbell » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:06 am

Yikes, I had it completely wrong. Do you know about the likelihood of establishing residency in PA? I did apply to Temple, too. Thx

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby pdennis1000 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:24 am

Can't do it in Oregon. You have to attend school less than half-time for a year before you are granted residency for tuition purposes.

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby alibaba286 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:25 am

Penn State's law school (Dickinson) is in fact fully merged with PSU, and is basically as public as public gets at PSU. The university (the whole PSU system) is not exactly the same as public schools elsewhere--it's called 'state-related', and it has to do with how the university is administered and where it receives its funding. I think it's on wiki if you are looking for the details.

The school of law was formerly entirely private, as it was part of Dickinson College, which is a small private school. Due to budget issues or some such fuss, PSU 'purchased' the Dickinson law school in 2000, and in 2005 assumed full 'ownership'.

Moral of the story: Tuition is exactly the same for in-state and out-of-state at PSU Dickinson College of Law, as a result of the weirdness I discussed above. Something like 29K/year, I believe.

HTH, good luck!

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Postby Clever username » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:29 am

alibaba286 wrote:Penn State's law school (Dickinson) is in fact fully merged with PSU, and is basically as public as public gets at PSU. The university (the whole PSU system) is not exactly the same as public schools elsewhere--it's called 'state-related', and it has to do with how the university is administered and where it receives its funding. I think it's on wiki if you are looking for the details.

The school of law was formerly entirely private, as it was part of Dickinson College, which is a small private school. Due to budget issues or some such fuss, PSU 'purchased' the Dickinson law school in 2000, and in 2005 assumed full 'ownership'.

Moral of the story: Tuition is exactly the same for in-state and out-of-state at PSU Dickinson College of Law, as a result of the weirdness I discussed above. Something like 29K/year, I believe.

HTH, good luck!


That's all I was trying to say, that the tuition is the same for in or out of state. And it's 31k now.




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