bluebird22 wrote: JoeMo wrote:
MiamiOxford wrote:Does anyone have experience or know anything about gaining Virginia residency/in-state tuition in the second and third years? Is this a fairly easy process, or what? It would certainly help the tuition debt if I could claim residency for two years. I am from Ohio fwiw.
It's not something you can do. You have to live in VA for a year PRIOR to enrolling in any state school to be considered for residency. So you could move now, wait until the 2013 entering class, and get in-state. Otherwise, you'll be considered OOS through your entire stay.
Not quite right. You do have to live in VA for a year before you can be considered for residency but after your 1L year, you can apply for in-state residency. Just make sure you change your driver's license, title on car, register to vote and file taxes in VA. I know quite a few people who have done this and received in state tuition their 2L and 3L years. Also, your scholarship may be dependent on being an out of state student so you may want to take that into consideration as well.
I'm a current 2L here at w&m so feel free to ask any questions. I'm studying for finals but I'll check back periodically! I hope to see all of you next fall!!
Q: Can I establish "in-state" status while I am a student?
A: If you are a dependent and your parent(s) or spouse moves to Virginia while you are in school and fulfills the requirements of domicile, you should petition for a change of status effective 12 months after the move. If you entered classified as an out-of-state student, you must present clear and convincing evidence to rebut the presumption that you are residing in the State primarily to attend school. Residence or physical presence in Virginia primarily to attend the University does not entitle you to in-state tuition rates.
So this is what I was referring to. If the only reason you're in the state is to go to school then the only way to establish residency would be to move a year prior.