out-of-state tuition decreasing to state tuition after applying for resident status

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  1. basha

    basha Senior Member

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    Does anyone know if this is true - If you go to a state school outside of your state (my state being NY), you don't need to pay out-of-state tuition for more than a year (cuz in a year you can apply for resident status). I think only a few certain state schools do this, and if they do, they do it for financially disadvantaged students only. Can someone tell me their thoughts on this.
     
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    Not all states will allow you to consider time spent in the state as a student for residency status. In other words, you can only become a resident if you've lived and worked in the state for the minimum required time (usually 1yr before the school year starts).

    Having said that, some schools will consider time spent studying as fulfilling residency requirements but I don't think there are too many of those. U Wash is one of them. I wasn't aware that they made distinctions based on financial status when it came to residency.
     
  4. I think Ohio State is another school that lets you become a resident after the first year.

    Other than that, I have heard that the only way that you can become a resident while in medical school is to marry someone that is a resident.
     
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    New Jersey med school does that. The nice thing is that you all you have to do is move there a little bit before first year begins. I'm not sure if its a week or someting like a mongh earlier, but it's definitely not a year. Then you get in-state tuition
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by E'01:
    <strong>New Jersey med school does that. The nice thing is that you all you have to do is move there a little bit before first year begins. I'm not sure if its a week or someting like a mongh earlier, but it's definitely not a year. Then you get in-state tuition</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I second that emotion! All you need is a 12 month lease, a NJ driver's license and car registration and your can receive the instate tuition.
     
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    You need all that??? I wasn't aware of the car registration and driver's licence. That makes sense though.
     
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    U Cincinnati is another. It takes a year, although if you have a spouse living there you can file early. The tuition break works out to be about $40,000 after you grad.
     
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    UConn does this as well. I was told that 99% of people are approved for in-state after 1 year.
     
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    California also.
     
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    Having a condo in Texas for a year is good enough for residency there.
     
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    For information on New Jersey, see this link:

    <a href="http://admissions.rutgers.edu/pdfs/Residency_Instruction.pdf" target="_blank">http://admissions.rutgers.edu/pdfs/Residency_Instruction.pdf</a>
     
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    University of Maryland, Ohio State, and Baylor will all give you in-state after a year. I am pretty certain that Oregon and Illinois (well, at least UIC) will not.
     
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    I think for Virginia you have to have been there at least one year prior to matriculating, otherwise no go on in-state tuition.
     
  15. Colorado lets you do that.
    Texas does not.
     
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  17. basha

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    whatever schools allow you to get resident status after one year, can you specify if that means a year of medical school, or a year before you enter medical school. I suppose if you apply after a year of medical school, they might know your true intentions and might reject your appeal. Are there any schools, aside from nj, that you just need a month to apply for status.
     
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    edmadison,
    The info on NJ you posted is for Rutgers students.

    As a UMDNJ student E'01 is right--you get residency status immediately upon entering the first year of medical school. There is some loophole in the law that they can do this.
     
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    Ok,

    Here's the link for UMDNJ -- sorry for the confusion. I thought New Jersey would have uniform rules for all their Universities. I should know better, NJ has the most inconsistant laws in the country.

    <a href="http://www.umdnj.edu/oppmweb/Policies/HTML/StudentServices/00-01-25-15_05.html" target="_blank">http://www.umdnj.edu/oppmweb/Policies/HTML/StudentServices/00-01-25-15_05.html</a>

    If you look at the rules, you must register your car in NJ -- insurance in New Jersey may be more expensive than the out of state tuition. :D

    Ed
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by basha:
    <strong>whatever schools allow you to get resident status after one year, can you specify if that means a year of medical school, or a year before you enter medical school. I suppose if you apply after a year of medical school, they might know your true intentions and might reject your appeal. Are there any schools, aside from nj, that you just need a month to apply for status.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">i would think that if you lived in a state, any state, for at least a year PRIOR to applying and paid taxes there (i.e. were employed in that state for a long-term period), then you would be a state resident. that's how it works in illinois, anyway. i'm pretty sure that if you live, work, and pay taxes in illinois for at least a year BEFORE you apply (that's the key), then you're considered an illinois resident. but you can't just move to IL the summer you apply and expect to be considered a resident, because it doesn't work that way.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by edmadison:
    <strong> insurance in New Jersey may be more expensive than the out of state tuition. :D

    Ed</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">God, I hope you're kidding!
     
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    I forgot to ask, do nj schools accept a lot of non-residents, since they have such non-resident friendly rules.
     
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    i heard ohio works this way but wisconsin does not. in wisconsin, you would have to have lived there for one year, without going to school to become a resident.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by ussdfiant:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by edmadison:
    <strong> insurance in New Jersey may be more expensive than the out of state tuition. :D

    Ed</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">God, I hope you're kidding!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yes, I'm kidding; but only a little bit. New Jersey has some of the most expensive insurance in the country. Lots of lawyers and lots of people who see getting in an accident like winning the lottery. Here's one good story:

    My wife is driving in Newark about two blocks away from the medical center (beautiful neighborhood <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> ). She's turning left and this idiot tries to pass her on the left, from behind, crossing the double yellow line. He T-bones her. Everone walks away from the accident except my wife who goes to the trauma center (she was ok). Every person in this idiot's car, including the idiot, sue her!!! My wife, not being litigious won't sue. Rather than fight, the insurance company settled the suit - ugh!!!

    Be careful too, you have a future income stream to protect and should max out you liability insurance.

    Good luck,

    Ed
     
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    To correct information on Texas: only Baylor University will allow in-state status if you own a condo for a year. The other Texas schools will not do this.
     

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