CyLaw wrote: thepcv wrote:
martin024 wrote:In today via email. happy. Does anyone know if it's possible to apply for residency by the second year?
From what I've researched, residency is pretty easy to get @ UI by the second year.
not sure what you found in your research but the only ways I know of to get in state res while a student in Iowa is to be half time or less for 12 months or to get a RA position. This is based on Iowa law.
If you did find out something else please share as it would help a lot of people
Wow, I stand corrected. I know I read something re: gaining residency by the 2nd year, but now I can't find it... here's what TLS says about Iowa for residency:
IOWA: Iowa is another state where it is difficult to petition for residency. In addition to "domiciling" for 12 months in the Hawkeye State, the University of Iowa's website states that "certain things have probative value" (in other words, no guarantees) to substantiate a claim to residency: Reliance upon Iowa resources for financial support, acceptance of an offer of permanent employment in Iowa. The website goes out of its way to explain that things which often pass for a commitment to residency in other states--paying state income taxes, voting in Iowa elections, registering one's vehicle in Iowa--will not be sufficient for purposes of gaining in-state tuition. Thus, it might be possible for an incoming 3L who has accepted a position with an Iowa-based firm to get residency for their final year, but that seems to be about it.
Sorry to get our hopes up there (I'll still look around a bit more to see if I can find what I thought I originally saw--but I'm guessing I probably mixed up Iowa with another school I was researching).