I put the question of future residency to Lori A. Daniels, Temple University Assistant Registrar, the only response she gave was the following:
"Please visit our website at http://www.temple.edu/registrar/students/registration/residency/
, there you will find a copy of the guidelines and application."
(I am considering part-time so I was hoping moving early and working full-time would make me eligible for instate tuition, not sure that it will. It seems very difficult to get instate tuition after the fact)
I checked out that website, and they list "some or all of the factors" required to be considered for PA residency:
http://www.temple.edu/registrar/students/registration/residency/ wrote:1) Lease or purchase of a permanent, independent residence in Pennsylvania
2) Payment of applicable state and local taxes and the filing of appropriate returns for such taxes
3) Transfer of bank accounts, stock, automobile and other registered property to Pennsylvania
4) A Pennsylvania driver's license
5) Registration to vote in Pennsylvania
6) Acceptance of an offer of permanent full-time employment in Pennsylvania upon graduation
7) Continuous presence in Pennsylvania during significant periods while not enrolled as a student
8| Membership in Pennsylvania, social, athletic, civic, political and/or religious organizations
9) Affidavit of intention to reside permanently in Pennsylvania after completion of coursework
10) For minors or students claiming independence, evidence that the student is not a dependent. Such evidence may include copies of the tax returns of the student and/or his/her parent(s) or legal guardian(s) or sworn statements from the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) setting forth facts which establish the student's financial independence and separate residence.
And from the website it seems they have a process one can follow to challenge residency. So it seems like it might
be possible if you follow most/all of the procedures listed above. It does say, however, that if you switch residencies then you lose any financial aid/scholarships that might have been tied to maintaining an out of state residency..
^ I may or may not be completely wrong, however.