lawlzschool wrote:brinicolec wrote:Rigo wrote:It's super easy for Berkeley and UCLA and California in general. Just get a new driver's license and sign a lease and you'll be good.
I've heard it's impossible in Texas unless you pretty much buy property.
Even a lease just renting?! That's pretty awesome, though I guess it forces you to get off-campus housing if that wasn't your original plan.
North Carolina was like that too (the property thing). I think a lot of places are.
It's pretty awesome that you can end up with in-state tuition; saves like $6k/yr (assuming tuition doesn't increase much). I'll have to keep that in mind.
Thanks for the info!
wait this is so far from true its borderline dangerous... i used to run residency appeals as an undergrad [at berkeley, hi adcomms, but happy to out myself for the cause] and it is an unbelievably arduous process wherein you have to keep records of all spend, you have to be physically present in the state of california for 365+1 days (and be able to prove it), you have to register to vote, drive, and live [by register i mean prove that you have a lease or own property] here, you can't be a dependent in anther state, and generally you have to write a letter pleading your case as well. even with all of that they will often not grant residency. be really really careful with this misinformation because it could cost you literally hundreds of thousands of dollars here... unless something has changed in the last two years [it hasn't] i can promise you that there is almost no chance you'll qualify for residency in law school at a uc--if you are oos expect to pay oos tuition for three years
tl;dr http://registrar.berkeley.edu/tuition-f ... e-students and http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/Fees-Resi ... a-Resident
The thing about undergrad though is that nearly everyone is under the age of 24, so it's harder to prove the independence part.
Also the difference is not hundreds of thousands of dollars. The difference between resident tuition and nonresident tuition is relatively minimal (like $5k a year).