Obtaining In-state tuition

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  1. mjrabbitvet

    mjrabbitvet UF CVM c/o 2013!!! 2+ Year Member

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    I'm wondering how easy it is to switch to being an in-state resident for tuition purposes at an out of state school after a year or so. I found some information regarding this topic by doing a search on the forum, but most of the schools I've applied to weren't listed. I'm particularly interested in NC state, Michigan State, University of Tennessee, and University of Florida. Does anyone know if these schools allow you to switch to in-state status and how difficult that process would be?
     
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  3. Electrophile

    Electrophile Working Dog Doc 7+ Year Member

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    Missouri does for sure and I *think* Florida does. For Missouri, you basically need to make $2,000 of taxable income, change your driver's license/registration, voter registration, show proof that you've lived in state for a year (copy of your lease/mortgage), etc. Not too difficult and Missouri even has a summer program for research that pays $4000 for 6 weeks of research, so there's your $2000. Many people have part time jobs of less than 15 hours a week that add up to $2000 by the end of the year too.
     
  4. david594

    david594 The-OSU CVM c/o 2013 7+ Year Member

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    Tack Ohio on to that list. Should we get a running list going for schools?

    Schools that will allow you to get in-state tuition after 1 year there as a student.

    Definite yes:
    Ohio
    Missouri
    Florida

    Definite no's:
     
  5. feadog

    feadog 5+ Year Member

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    Schools that will allow you to get in-state tuition after 1 year there as a student.

    Definite yes:
    Ohio
    Missouri
    Florida

    Definite no's:
    Mississippi State


    I also think UIllinois and Washington State allow people to gain in-state tuition after 1 year, but I'm not 100% sure on either of those so I haven't added them to the "Yes" list.
     
  6. Angie09

    Angie09 Penn c/o 2012 5+ Year Member

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    Schools that will allow you to get in-state tuition after 1 year there as a student.

    Definite yes:
    Ohio
    Missouri
    Florida

    Definite no's:
    Mississippi State
    Penn

    However, Penn will allow you to defer for a year, move to PA and establish residency during that year, and then start school as a resident. But once you start school, you're stuck with whatever residency you have right then. I took that option and am glad I did, but with the current economic situation resulting in our state grant being slashed for next year, the tuition difference between IS and OOS is only about $7-8K now. I guess over the lifetime of a loan that's still a big difference, but it was more like $10K when decided to defer.
     
  7. sofficat

    sofficat AU CVM c/o 11 2+ Year Member

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    Auburn is a kind of a 'no'

    You sign something that says you will be out of state all four years when you start school, but there are a few exceptions.
    You can marry a resident, or in my case be married to someone who becomes a resident. We both moved up here from Florida and when my husband became a resident (after one year) I filed paperwork that proved he was and that I had done everything I could to become one (voted here, driver's license, car tag, filed taxes here (well, my husband did)). So they approved me and I started the new year with over 10k less per semester. woohoo! :love:
    I think the other exception has to do with being in the military or something. Sorry- I only paid attention to the marriage one :oops:
     
  8. twelvetigers

    twelvetigers damn 7+ Year Member

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    Oklahoma is the same as Auburn.
     
  9. gone2dogs

    gone2dogs 2+ Year Member

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    Schools that will allow you to get in-state tuition after 1 year there as a student.

    Definite yes:
    Ohio
    Missouri
    Florida

    Definite no's:
    Colorado State
    Mississippi State
    Penn
    Auburn (sort of)
    Oklahoma (sort of)

    Colorado specifically states this on their website. I was amazed to hear at their application workshop last fall that they even have some in state students that were accepted into an unsubsidized (or whatever word I should use) slot and are attending, under the knowledge that they will pay OOS tuition all 4 years! Yikes... even though I checked the box to be considered for this situation, I'd have to think hard about declining and trying again the next year for an IS spot!

    I'd love for people to keep adding to this list! Now that I am contemplating round two, this info could play into my list of schools on some level.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2009
  10. VAgirl

    VAgirl UC Davis SVM c/o 2012 2+ Year Member

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    Schools that will allow you to get in-state tuition after 1 year there as a student.

    Definite yes:
    Ohio
    Missouri
    Florida
    UC Davis

    Definite no's:
    Colorado State
    Mississippi State
    Penn
    Kansas State
    Auburn (sort of)
    Oklahoma (sort of)
    Iowa State (sort of)

    Iowa State is the same thing as Auburn and Oklahoma...you can marry a resident and get IS tuition. At least, you could as of when the class of 2012 entered.
     
  11. LabLover

    LabLover 2+ Year Member

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    Schools that will allow you to get in-state tuition after 1 year there as a student.

    Definite yes:
    Ohio
    Missouri
    Florida
    UC Davis
    North Carolina

    Definite no's:
    Colorado State
    Mississippi State
    Penn
    Kansas State
    Auburn (sort of)
    Oklahoma (sort of)
    Iowa State (sort of)

    When I spoke to an admissions person at North Carolina she said it is possible to get in-state tuition after 1 year. You have to be careful though. You must be registered to vote, get a driver's license in the state, get new license plates, etc. by the end of July 2009. If you don't get all of that stuff done on time, tough luck...
     
  12. twelvetigers

    twelvetigers damn 7+ Year Member

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    I should add that I actually know someone who got married mostly for IS tuition. Then she was cheated on the following summer... then she had an affair the summer after that. Still married though. 'Course she hasn't graduated yet...
     
  13. Klhughes

    Klhughes Tennessee Class of 2011 2+ Year Member

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    Tennessee is another sort of. The only way they will really let you do it is if you marry a TN resident otherwise you're stuck as out-of-state.

    Definite yes:
    Ohio
    Missouri
    Florida
    UC Davis
    North Carolina

    Definite no's:
    Colorado State
    Mississippi State
    Penn
    Kansas State
    Auburn (sort of)
    Oklahoma (sort of)
    Iowa State (sort of)
    Tennessee (sort of)
     
  14. DVMorBust

    DVMorBust UW SVM Class of 2013 2+ Year Member

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    ...sorry, the 'definitely no' having the same number of exceptions was irking me...

    Definite yes:
    Ohio
    Missouri
    Florida
    UC Davis
    North Carolina

    Definite no's:
    Colorado State
    Mississippi State
    Penn
    Kansas State

    Very difficult, but with exceptions
    Auburn - marriage to resident; possibly military
    Oklahoma - marriage to resident
    Iowa State - marriage to resident
    Tennessee - marriage to resident
     
  15. EqSci

    EqSci 5+ Year Member

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    :thumbup::thumbup: :)
     
  16. sofficat

    sofficat AU CVM c/o 11 2+ Year Member

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    remember- marriage to resident doesn't necessarily mean you have to get married in that state.... your spouse can become a resident then you can say 'I'm married to a resident.'

    after one year in alabama my husband and i both became residents, then i submitted a letter saying i was married to a resident.
     
  17. canis13

    canis13 Tufts V'15 5+ Year Member

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    Actually, it is possible to get IS tuition for Colorado State if you do the DVM/MPH dual degree program (and possibly their other dual degree programs but I haven't looked into them).
    They say this "Non-Colorado resident students enrolled in the MPH Program may be eligible to convert their tuition classification to Colorado prior to matriculating into the
    August 25, 2008 DVM program."
     
  18. Ninnerfish

    Ninnerfish UIUC CVM 2013!!! 2+ Year Member

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    Illinois lets you apply for in-state, but there are a lot of hoops to jump through. You have to be able to prove that you haven't received any money from out of state for a whole year. If your parents or grandparents send you checks for birthdays/holidays/etc., you can't be considered in-state. You have to be able to support your claim with bank statements and account for every check you deposit. Seems a bit extreme to me, and I'm wondering if there are limits (I mean, if you get $50 from gramps, is that enough to disqualify you?)
     
  19. elefante7

    elefante7 UW Madison SVM c/o 2013! 7+ Year Member

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    Anyone know about Wisconsin?
     
  20. VAgirl

    VAgirl UC Davis SVM c/o 2012 2+ Year Member

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    When I was talking to Lynn Maki last year, it sounded like it wasn't possible. She wasn't able to give me a definitive no because it was more in the lane of the financial aide office or whoever, but it seemed unlikely. I'd ask her about it further, though, and see if she can direct you to the right people to give you a definitive answer.
     
  21. sambone

    sambone Cornell 2013 5+ Year Member

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    Dont know about Wisconsin, but their out of state tuition is already really low compared to most others. Last year was 24K I think...not bad at all.
     
  22. c0bester

    c0bester 2+ Year Member

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    What about Tufts?
     
  23. smm482

    smm482 5+ Year Member

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    Anyone know anything about Minnesota?
     
  24. nyanko

    nyanko 360noscope squidkid 10+ Year Member

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    It is for the DVM/PhD, too.

    Yeah, UC Davis IS is only $1k less than TAMU or Wisconsin OOS. I find that...amusing. :laugh:
     
  25. kittenj

    kittenj Mizzou c/o 2014! 2+ Year Member

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    anyone know where I could find a list of OOS cost of living estimates for different schools? I am IS for Iowa, but I realized recently there are a couple schools (ex Wisconsin) where I would end up paying a little less even with OOS tuition

    I have always joked that Iowa is the only place I could afford to go because I couldn't afford OOS tuition (not that it would stop me if I was accepted OOS)

    I guess one of the benefits of not getting in the first go round is that I'm now really researching my other options for schools, since next cycle I will be applying OOS as well.
     
  26. Angelo84

    Angelo84 Tufts Class of 2011 7+ Year Member

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    No. The only way to gain residency would be to move to MA before you go to vet school and live here for a year. Although with the state budget cuts the instate funding got dropped for next year. They are working on getting it reinstated....
     
  27. GellaBella

    GellaBella Penn Vet V'14 7+ Year Member

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    whoops nevermind, I see Angelo84 knows more about the situation that I do...
     
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  28. pressmom

    pressmom Third year! 2+ Year Member

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    This is pretty typical for obtaining residency. When I was in conversations with Ohio State after my acceptance, I found that with my particular situation, it would be difficult to obtain residency. (I planned to keep an OOS job and OOS insurance, which they said, as of 2 years ago, would keep me from obtaining in state residency.)

    Also, for Auburn, it is much easier to become a KY resident than an AL resident and apply KY contract. (There are 34 seats KY contract, which is only a few less than for AL residents.) Basically all they asked me on the KY resident form is whether my parents lived there (which they did) and whether I had a job there (which I did). I had only moved back there for about a month when I was able to get residency and apply to Auburn KY contract. I don't know if the rules have changed in the intervening two years as the budget crisis has made many states crack down on residency requirements to bring in more cash.
     
  29. jenk

    jenk 2+ Year Member

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    does anyone know about VMRCVM?
     
  30. Intel to DVM

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    Definite yes:
    Ohio
    Missouri
    Florida
    UC Davis
    North Carolina

    Definite no's:
    Colorado State
    Mississippi State
    Penn
    Kansas State
    Oregon State

    Very difficult, but with exceptions
    Auburn - marriage to resident; possibly military
    Oklahoma - marriage to resident
    Iowa State - marriage to resident
    Tennessee - marriage to resident
     
  31. kef148

    kef148 KSU c/o 2013!!! 2+ Year Member

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    Definite yes:
    Ohio
    Missouri
    Florida
    UC Davis
    North Carolina
    Minnesota

    Definite no's:
    Colorado State
    Mississippi State
    Penn
    Kansas State
    Oregon State

    Very difficult, but with exceptions
    Auburn - marriage to resident; possibly military
    Oklahoma - marriage to resident
    Iowa State - marriage to resident
    Tennessee - marriage to resident

    When I interviewed there last year they said that you could gain residency after one year. I'm sure it's not that easy though. :D
     
  32. prevet09

    prevet09 TCSVM Class of 2013! 2+ Year Member

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    cornell's policy is that whatever you were admitted under (OOS or IS) is what you stay at, and keep paying tuition at. so that'd be a no.
     
  33. EqSci

    EqSci 5+ Year Member

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    Does anyone know if, in order to be considered for IS tuition, you have to have lived in that state for a year prior to the application deadline or prior to the date you'd be starting classes?
     
  34. david594

    david594 The-OSU CVM c/o 2013 7+ Year Member

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    This list is based on schools who will allow you get in state tuition as a student after you have been admitted.


    I would generally assume that if you fully move to any state for a full year before you apply without being a student then you would then be considered in-state at that point
     
  35. EqSci

    EqSci 5+ Year Member

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    I understand that, I guess I should've made it clear that I was half-hijacking the thread and asking a new (but relevant) question.

    I agree that if you've lived in a state for a full year before the application deadline you'd be considered in-state; I was wondering if you could be considered in-state if you were not there for a full year before the application deadline (October) but had lived there for a full year by the time classes started (the next August).

    On other words, do you have to be a resident at the time of application or just by the time tuition is due?
     
  36. VAgirl

    VAgirl UC Davis SVM c/o 2012 2+ Year Member

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    It appears from info people have posted elsewhere on this board that the answer to your question varies from school to school, there is no one uniform answer (like most things in vet school admissions).
     
  37. EqSci

    EqSci 5+ Year Member

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    Thank you VAgirl! Ah yes, the infamous "it depends" answer when it comes to vet school. :laugh:
     
  38. VAgirl

    VAgirl UC Davis SVM c/o 2012 2+ Year Member

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    Doesn't it kinda just make you want to scream? ;)
     
  39. MonkeyVet2013

    MonkeyVet2013 University of Maryland CP 2+ Year Member

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    Definite yes:
    Ohio
    Missouri
    Florida
    UC Davis
    North Carolina
    Minnesota

    Definite no's:
    Colorado State
    Mississippi State
    Penn
    Kansas State
    Oregon State
    Virginia-Maryland

    Very difficult, but with exceptions
    Auburn - marriage to resident; possibly military
    Oklahoma - marriage to resident
    Iowa State - marriage to resident
    Tennessee - marriage to resident
     
  40. dreamvet

    dreamvet 2+ Year Member

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    does that mean, even if your spouse becomes a resident, you are required to pay OOS all 4 years?? :(
     
  41. Jochebed

    Jochebed Ye Must Be Born Again 5+ Year Member

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    Unless its one of those school's already mentioned with a "sort-of" way of becoming IS, yes. Otherwise, for the "definite no" list - if you start OOS, you're always OOS.
     
  42. feadog

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    Definite yes:
    Ohio
    Missouri
    Florida
    UC Davis
    North Carolina
    Minnesota
    Washington State

    Definite no's:
    Colorado State
    Mississippi State
    Penn
    Kansas State
    Oregon State
    Virginia-Maryland

    Very difficult, but with exceptions
    Auburn - marriage to resident; possibly military
    Oklahoma - marriage to resident
    Iowa State - marriage to resident
    Tennessee - marriage to resident
     
  43. MonkeyVet2013

    MonkeyVet2013 University of Maryland CP 2+ Year Member

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    Can anyone tell me about establishing in-state tuition at Wisconsin?
     
  44. mooturkey

    mooturkey 2+ Year Member

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    Wisconsin in-state: Must move and establish residency within 12 months of first class. Must own home or rent, and switch everything over and have filed taxes with Wisconsin. Cannot take ANY classes whatsoever within those 12 months, so you must have everything finished before then, or take them after your 12 months. Hope that helps.
     
  45. 1Vista1Grey

    1Vista1Grey OkSU-CVHS Class of 2013 2+ Year Member

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    "Very difficult, but with exceptions:
    Auburn - marriage to resident; possibly military
    Oklahoma - marriage to resident
    Iowa State - marriage to resident
    Tennessee - marriage to resident"

    So.. .heres what I am proposing.. two OOS single vet students (male and female obviously) get married with the intention of an easy divorce after vet school. Become residents. Then apply of instate tuition! FOOL PROOF!! haha.. Im totally kidding... kinda...
     
  46. DollyyLlama

    DollyyLlama 7+ Year Member

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    i've thought about that, but some of them need you to marry someone who's already a resident, and their income can affect your fin. aid eligibility, but hey, still something i'd look into. and not so quick on the "obviously male/female" bit.. those of us who may end up in Massachusetts are not so restricted!
     
  47. dreamvet

    dreamvet 2+ Year Member

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    what about michigan?
     
  48. cRose

    cRose OSU CVM c/o 2013 2+ Year Member

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    You should check out the michigan state thread...I asked the same question, and the general consensus is that you cannot declare residency (unless you married a michigan resident, etc) and would have to pay OOS tuition for the full 4 years. You might want to call MSU's vet admissions to double check, though.
     
  49. Optimistic 13

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    bump
    anyone have any other schools they can add here?

    Definite yes:
    Ohio
    Missouri
    Florida
    UC Davis
    North Carolina
    Minnesota
    Washington State

    Definite no's:
    Colorado State
    Mississippi State
    Penn
    Kansas State
    Oregon State
    Virginia-Maryland
    Cornell

    Very difficult, but with exceptions
    Auburn - marriage to resident; possibly military
    Oklahoma - marriage to resident
    Iowa State - marriage to resident
    Tennessee - marriage to resident
     
  50. bunnity

    bunnity Penn 2014 5+ Year Member

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    Isn't it usually by state rules? So what applies to Auburn should apply to Tuskegee, right?

    Also Western doesn't differentiate between in and out of state - maybe it needs its own category.
     
  51. hrtracy

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    Can anyone tell me more info on the Oklahoma tuition status change? I own a house here, pay taxes, have been a grad student at OSU for 2 years, have my car registered here, and am a voter...however I was told that I still had to apply as OOS because I did not 'work' for 40 hours a week for 365 days prior to submitting the application. The reason I'm wondering is because my fiance (OK resident) and I are waiting until I'm finished to make it legal...but if it saves us 60K, there might be a courthouse in our near future. Thanks for any help.
     

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