cartercl wrote:thegor1987 wrote:cartercl wrote:thegor1987 wrote:+1
so many elitist douchebags on here it's nice to hear these kinds of rants now and again.
To the OP, since you are taking out a loan to pay for law school, a good option might be going to a regional state school where you could acquire instate tuition after one year. UF, Arizona State, for example. This is one of the best ways that you could minimize your debt. Good luck on your retake!
You know what, being an elitist is one thing. But giving poor advice is another. Why don't you also inform the OP of the barriers to acquiring in-state tuition. You can start by stating the obvious: It's a bitch.
Why is it 'a bitch'?
From UF's website:A legal resident or resident is a person who has maintained his or her residence in this state for the preceding year, has purchased a home which is occupied by him or her as his or her residence, or has established a domicile in this state pursuant to Florida State Statute, 222.17.
However, a resident for tuition purposes is a person who qualifies as provided in state statute, F.S. 1009.21, for the in-state tuition rate; a nonresident for tuition purposes is a person who does not qualify for the in-state tuition rate. It is possible to be both a legal resident of the state and a nonresident for tuition purposes concurrently.
The independent student who is claiming residency must show that their residency in the state was not merely temporary or incidental to enrolling at the institution of higher education. Living in or attending school in Florida will not, in itself, establish legal residence for tuition purposes.
Florida residency for tuition purposes is based solely on an independent claimant. If a student is dependent as per federal tax law, then the parent or legal guardian becomes the claimant, and residency for tuition purposes is based on that parent or legal guardian. If a student is independent as per federal tax law, the student is the claimant and residency for tuition purposes is based on the student. In most cases, copies of federal income tax returns are required to substantiate dependent or independent status. Further criteria for determining dependency can be found in section 3.0 of the Residency Guidelines.
Florida statute requires the claimant (the person claiming residency) to be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien or other legal alien granted indefinite stay by DHS. The claimant must establish and maintain a legal Florida residence for at least 12 months prior to the first day of classes in the semester for which in-state residency status is sought. The 12-month qualifying period requires documentary evidence of residence as requested by the appropriate university official. Examples of relevant documentation may be found on the residency reclassification request form. Further criteria on documentary evidence can be found in section 4.8 of the Residency Guidelines.
In addition to the claimant's requisite 12-month residency in the state of Florida, an independent student claiming residency for tuition purposes must also show that their presence in the state was not merely temporary or incidental to enrolling at the institution of higher education. Additional evidence or documentation will be required for meeting this requirement of reclassification. This requirement must be satisfied in order to obtain residency for tuition purposes. Such documentation is described in section 5.2 of the Residency Guidelines.
etc, etc... Ain't that a bitch?
Yeah, we're Nazi's down here in Florida.
Oh and forget about UF with that GPA/LSAT combo. You'd need at least 165 if not 168.
How does any of this change the advice given? RETAKE.
Hell, those stats are borderline FIU.