alexanderhamilton wrote:You can probably get it first year if you sign a 12 month lease.
That's relative (and generally untrue, if you mean the first year).
The tried and true rule is that you can get in state after 1 year here. You need to acquire a jersey license, address (i.e. lease), complete taxes in the state and then complete a form and drop it off with admissions. Every student at Rutgers can get in state after 1 year in school
Now, there are supposedly other ways to acquire in state. I've heard summer jump start students (and others who just moved up earlier...June/July) have gotten in state their first year because they could provide all (or most...many obviously did not file their taxes here) of the required information, but I can't personally attest to that.
You can also attempt (by special request to the Dean) to become in state after 1 semester, but that's contingent on her willing to waive the out of state tuition and bearing in mind the potential effects on your loan amount. As I understand it, they'll reduce your total loan amount you can withdraw the following year.
If that's confusing for anyone, shoot me a PM.