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What school would you pick.. UIC, Buffalo, or Pittsburgh?
In this webinar hosted by SDN with experts from BeMo Academic Consulting, you will learn a simple five-step process to help you translate your interview invitation into an acceptance.
1. What do I, an independent student, have to do to become an Illinois resident for tuition purposes?
The University of Illinois requires that you be a bona fide resident of Illinois for one calendar year prior to the term for which you are applying for resident status. The University's requirements to establish residency may be different than other Illinois institutions of higher education or government agencies. Bona fide residency involves being gainfully employed and actually living in the state for one year, and taking other specific actions which link you to the state of Illinois. It also requires that you reside in Illinois primarily for reasons that are not related to receiving an education. It's important that actions be completed before the beginning of the term in which you are attempting to establish residency.
1. What do I, a dependent student, have to do to become an Illinois resident for tuition purposes?
It is assumed that a dependent student's residency follows his/her parent's. If a family moves to Illinois because of an employment opportunity for the family breadwinner, the dependent student is eligible for resident tuition at the start of the next academic term.
2. How important is registering to vote and getting a driver's license/or an Illinois identification card?
These actions signify intent to reside in Illinois for other than educational purposes. If eligible, you would be expected to hold the voter's registration and the driver's license or identification card for at least one calendar year prior to the term for which you are seeking resident status.
3. What is meant by gainful employment?
Gainful employment means that you earn income and file and pay taxes in Illinois on income sufficient to meet one-half of tuition, fees and normal living expenses for a one-year period. Loans from parents or support from a relative in Illinois does not constitute self-sufficiency or gainful employment, for example. Employment during the summer terms alone does not fulfill either gainful employment or the one-year requirement.