Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

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

Postby kellbell » Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:41 am

I guess I'll worry about it when I get in there!

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

Postby hopeforthebest » Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:03 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


Anyone know why you can't get in-state tuition in Indiana?

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

Postby worldtraveler » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:42 am

You cannot in Minnesota (although Wisconsin residents count as Minnesotans).
And did Iowa change their requirements? It is impossible to get in-state tuition for their undergrad schools.

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

Postby waker57 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:21 am

paul1454 wrote:
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?


It bears mention that non-resident students who intend to reside indefinitely in the state of Tennessee after graduation generally should be able to establish residency after their first years at the law school.


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

Postby 2009 Prospective » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:25 am

So what's the final verdict on getting in-state in Pennsylvania for Temple and Pitt?

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

Postby Dick Whitman » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:38 am

waker57 wrote:
paul1454 wrote:
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?


It bears mention that non-resident students who intend to reside indefinitely in the state of Tennessee after graduation generally should be able to establish residency after their first years at the law school.


-From TLS profile on UTK


My understanding regarding Tennessee is that, absent a spouse or prior residence, the only way to obtain in-state status is to accept a job offer in Tennessee (and that is only for 3L).

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

Postby orangeswarm » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:19 pm

Fairly sure you are correct.

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Postby waker57 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:31 pm

Makes sense, "first years" at the school. So 3L would have done 2 summers in TN, accepts a job offer, has a license/voter reg. possibly. Shows they've established themselves in TN. I guess 1 year is better than none?

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

Postby pomona » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:42 pm

worldtraveler wrote:You cannot in Minnesota (although Wisconsin residents count as Minnesotans).
And did Iowa change their requirements? It is impossible to get in-state tuition for their undergrad schools.


For Iowa, I was told that if you held a part-time job your first year (presumably meaning that you paid state taxes your first year) it's possible to qualify for in-state tuition for 2L and 3L. It was also suggested to me to apply for a job at the law school as a research assistant to a professor, but I don't know if that specific type of job would help someone qualify over other types of jobs within the state.

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

Postby mattyboy7we » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:47 pm

CANNOT in North Carolina... My parents have lived there for 4 years and I couldn't get instate.

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

Postby coolkatz321 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:03 pm

2009 Prospective wrote:So what's the final verdict on getting in-state in Pennsylvania for Temple and Pitt?


From what I understand, becoming a PA resident is fairly easy... your 'primary' residence must be in the state and for 12 months. So... you should be able to get in-state tuition after the first year.

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

Postby orangeswarm » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:06 pm

mattyboy7we wrote:CANNOT in North Carolina... My parents have lived there for 4 years and I couldn't get instate.


WOW. That is ridiculous.

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

Postby Action Jackson » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:25 pm

You guys really should double check with these schools, because I believe some schools will not qualify you for in-state tuition if your only reason for being there is school. That is, you have to do the 12 months before you begin classes.

I vaguely recall this from my application to Berkeley undergrad.

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

Postby orangeswarm » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:35 pm

Action Jackson wrote:You guys really should double check with these schools, because I believe some schools will not qualify you for in-state tuition if your only reason for being there is school. That is, you have to do the 12 months before you begin classes.

I vaguely recall this from my application to Berkeley undergrad.


You applied to Berkely? Like OMG!!!! :roll:

In other news, this thread is supposed to be a way to bypass contacting every school. I'm pretty sure the OP wanted people who had done the research to post the various requirements by school/state.

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

Postby Action Jackson » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:42 pm

paul1454 wrote:
Action Jackson wrote:You guys really should double check with these schools, because I believe some schools will not qualify you for in-state tuition if your only reason for being there is school. That is, you have to do the 12 months before you begin classes.

I vaguely recall this from my application to Berkeley undergrad.


You applied to Berkely? Like OMG!!!! :roll:


Huh?

paul1454 wrote:In other news, this thread is supposed to be a way to bypass contacting every school. I'm pretty sure the OP wanted people who had done the research to post the various requirements by school/state.

Yeah, that's great, but what it looks like is people are just posting publicly available "residency requirements" without double checking if the fine print is there that excludes students. People just need to confirm that they did check if being a student still qualified them to get residency, otherwise someone is could get majorly screwed if they're counting on seeing their tuition drop and it doesn't.

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

Postby steindle » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:45 pm

worldtraveler wrote:You cannot in Minnesota (although Wisconsin residents count as Minnesotans).


Can someone confirm this? Someone in another thread said that the admissions peeps at UMN told them they COULD get residency after a year.

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

Postby Dick Whitman » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:46 pm

mattyboy7we wrote:CANNOT in North Carolina... My parents have lived there for 4 years and I couldn't get instate.


Damn. I'm glad I moved there 26 years ago. [crosses fingers]

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

Postby belligerentfuture » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:45 pm

100% positive you can *never* achieve MN state residency for purposes of educational discount if you start school before living in the state for another reason than education for 1 year. I know this because I checked with them since it's where I live now (minneapolis), but i will have only lived there for 10 months prior to start of school, and that means no residency ever, apartment lease and job regardless. sorry.

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

Postby worldtraveler » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:59 am

belligerentfuture wrote:100% positive you can *never* achieve MN state residency for purposes of educational discount if you start school before living in the state for another reason than education for 1 year. I know this because I checked with them since it's where I live now (minneapolis), but i will have only lived there for 10 months prior to start of school, and that means no residency ever, apartment lease and job regardless. sorry.


You would be correct.

And as to the question about Berkeley, you CAN get resident tuition at CA schools for your 2L and 3L years but look at the information carefully. I believe you have to be in residence a full 12 months, so that may mean you have to stay in CA for your summer after 1L to qualify for your 2L year.

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

Postby AR75 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:29 pm

KS

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

Postby Wakefield0644 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:16 pm

You can gain residency in Connecticut after one year as long as you are filed as independent.

I know its only a mid-40s school but it has good prospects in Hartford, Providence and in the Boston area (considering only BC, BU and Harvard are ranked above it in the region).

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

Postby franfair » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:23 pm

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

Postby AR75 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:31 pm

I was just looking at pics of UConn's campus the other day. Completely gorgeous.

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

Postby jms31 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:40 am

Anyone know about South Carolina?

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

Postby redsox8105 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:17 pm

2009 Prospective wrote:So what's the final verdict on getting in-state in Pennsylvania for Temple and Pitt?

Here's Pitt's requirements for establishing residency: http://www.bc.pitt.edu/students/tuitionguide.php

Couldn't find anything on Temple though! Those are two of my top schools, so I'm also very interested.




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