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Contract2008

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« on: August 15, 2005, 05:01:05 PM »
Is it true that one can get instate tuition after the 1st year at a public school such as Boalt, UCLA, etc?   What does one have to do to qualify for instate tuition the following year? 


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Re: California Schools
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2005, 05:17:25 PM »
Is it true that one can get instate tuition after the 1st year at a public school such as Boalt, UCLA, etc?   What does one have to do to qualify for instate tuition the following year? 



I believe so.  Although this is a undergraduate thing I heard the same from washington state. 

A friend of mine that went to UW said after his first year he paid normal tuition and it was REALLY REALLY cheap. 

A frind of mine that went to CAL for Undergrad had the same thing.  He said something about he had to get a job so that in a year they would accept him as a tax-paying citizen .  Then the grants and tuition was both for his favor. 

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Re: California Schools
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2005, 05:18:28 PM »
The UW guy was a lawschool guy.  He went to lawschool there.

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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2005, 07:41:00 PM »
Its true you can be a resident after one year. Just to let you know though, the UC regents approved another hike in tuition for the spring semester of an additional 1500 dollars.

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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2005, 08:32:16 PM »
I established residency for my master's degree at UCSD (coming from GA) and it wasn't difficult.  The in-state tuition for UC law schools has been going up steadily, it's not as much of a steal as it used to be, but still a pretty good bargain (about $10K less per year). 

You have to convince them that school is not the only reason you are in California, i.e. that you want to become a permanent resident of the state.  This includes getting a CA driver's license, registering your car in CA, registering to vote in CA, paying CA state taxes, making your CA address your 'permanent address', opening bank accounts in CA, etc. It was a pain in the ass and required a lot of documentation but my department actually required me to become a CA resident since they were paying my tuition and fees so there was not much I could do.  Glad now that I have it though. 

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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2005, 09:35:01 PM »
Is it true that one can get instate tuition after the 1st year at a public school such as Boalt, UCLA, etc?   What does one have to do to qualify for instate tuition the following year? 



Typically yes. You will have to establish residency in california (voter registration/drivers licence) and stay/work in California over your 1L summer.
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