Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Post by BigA » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:27 am

pomona wrote:
For Iowa, I was told that if you held a part-time job your first year (presumably meaning that you paid state taxes your first year) it's possible to qualify for in-state tuition for 2L and 3L. It was also suggested to me to apply for a job at the law school as a research assistant to a professor, but I don't know if that specific type of job would help someone qualify over other types of jobs within the state.
Really? Because on Iowa's website I swore it said you cannot be enrolled more than half time during the year you're establishing residency. It seems pretty clear on that. So where did you hear this?

Also, i'd like to re-open this thread. It's something I'm interested in.
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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Post by ArmyVet07 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:31 am

worldtraveler wrote:You cannot in Minnesota (although Wisconsin residents count as Minnesotans).
And did Iowa change their requirements? It is impossible to get in-state tuition for their undergrad schools.
Wisconsin and Minnesota have a reciprocity agreement for tuition, so Minnesotans also pay in-state tuition at WI.

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Post by deadpanic » Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:20 pm

jms31 wrote:Anyone know about South Carolina?
Don't take my word on this, but I heard from a friend that you can't. He was headed to law school in Columbia and the admissions office told him he wouldn't be able to obtain residency for any of his 3 years, so he went to Tennessee.

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Post by lsatbdog » Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:44 am

BigA wrote:
pomona wrote:
For Iowa, I was told that if you held a part-time job your first year (presumably meaning that you paid state taxes your first year) it's possible to qualify for in-state tuition for 2L and 3L. It was also suggested to me to apply for a job at the law school as a research assistant to a professor, but I don't know if that specific type of job would help someone qualify over other types of jobs within the state.
Really? Because on Iowa's website I swore it said you cannot be enrolled more than half time during the year you're establishing residency. It seems pretty clear on that. So where did you hear this?

Also, i'd like to re-open this thread. It's something I'm interested in.
I spoke with a person from Iowa a few weeks back about this issue while I was visiting the school. It is tough to get in-state, and you will not get it your first year. By obtaining an RA position after 1L one could get residency for the 2L and 3L years, but I'm not sure how hard those are to get? I have a friend there who made it seem like he wants one and seemed to think they were pretty competitive (which would make sense). They did not really mention any other way this could be done, and made it seem like getting an RA position was the only way to get residency. Granted there could be something else one could do, but schools generally make this kind of info easily accesible. For this reason I suspect the person who thinks that working part-time while in school is mistaken. The could be refering to the fact that if you attend school part-time at Iowa for a year while working, you get in-state, but that does pertain to the law program (no part-time). Iowa is very expensive for out of state (40K or so in tuition), so if you are serious about going definetely look into how good a shot you would have at getting an RA position, because thats the only way the school will tell you you can get residency. If there is some other way, they didn't tell me (and I asked at length about it).

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Post by TTH » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:57 am

Anyone know about Maryland?

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Post by Panther7 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:43 pm

ArmyVet07 wrote:
worldtraveler wrote:You cannot in Minnesota (although Wisconsin residents count as Minnesotans).
And did Iowa change their requirements? It is impossible to get in-state tuition for their undergrad schools.
Wisconsin and Minnesota have a reciprocity agreement for tuition, so Minnesotans also pay in-state tuition at WI.
it's not instate, but it's cheaper than sticker.

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Post by brocklanders12 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:01 am

AR75 wrote:KS
Can or can't?

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Post by txelle » Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:20 pm

brocklanders12 wrote:
AR75 wrote:KS
Can or can't?
I'm curious about this as well.

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Post by donzoli » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:01 pm

Is there a comprehensive list somewhere out there that breaks this down?

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Post by memaha » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:29 pm

actually you CAN for Texas, after one year.

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Re: Where you can/cannot achieve in-state residency?

Post by Snowdrifter » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:07 am

donzoli wrote:Is there a comprehensive list somewhere out there that breaks this down?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/law-scho ... dency.html

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