Savage13 wrote:Getting in-state tuition in Alabama is pretty difficult. You have to prove that you are in Alabama for a reason other than attending school.
I haven't applied personally, so I don't want to give anyone false hope and I wouldn't *count* on it.. But I wouldn't say it's "pretty difficult." Some states guarantee that you can't change your residency after you begin school unless there are truly extraordinary circumstances.
Alabama has a more holistic policy. You do have to "prove" that you are in Alabama for a reason other than attending school, but they take a lot of things into consideration. Ties to Alabama, if you've registered your car/gotten an AL driver's license, if you own property/went to HS in the state, if you paid taxes in AL, if you've relinquished ties to your former state.... And you get to write an essay arguing your case.
I'm truly not sure how easy or not it is, I know many people who established in-state residency for UG, but.. there policy seems much easier than a lot of other places I looked at.
If anyone wants to PM for more info about it, feel free.