patfeeney wrote:Checking in. 3.54/174-. Hoping for as close to a full ride as possible.
Heard temple is mad stingy
Impossible. I'm in Jersey too, lived in PA for five years, moved back to NJ and still work in Philadelphia... and still not eligible for in-state tuition. You have to prove you have residency in the state for another purpose other than going to school. Renting or buying property doesn't qualify, a part-time job won't get your foot in. The real only way is to show you intend to remain residing in Pennsylvania after graduation, proven with a concrete job offer.
Do you think giving them a reason of caring for a sick family member would suffice? And how can you show proof of a job offer? Isnt that why were going to law school?
No, because your permanent residency was in Jersey (I'm assuming that you registered your car in Jersey, changed your address to Jersey, and filed taxes in Jersey). The state isn't going to be concerned with your reason why, just that you left.
The job status shows that you have intentions on staying in Pennsylvania, and it would be a letter of intent and I'm sure some forms from an employer stating that they're offering you a job upon graduation.
Pennsylvania is by far one of the hardest states to gain in-state tuition. It's why I didn't bother to apply to Temple, and because apparently they're stingy with scholarships anyways (judging by the stats here). I'm much happier attending a school like Penn State with a full scholarship or Rutgers on a better scholarship.