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When are you classified as " in state "

55464615546461 Posts: 4Registered User New Member
I'm from new York, and I'm looking at a university in Illinois. How long do I have to be in the state to pay in state tuition.

Is it even possible to pay in state tuition even though I'm from new York?
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  • swimcatsmomswimcatsmom Posts: 14,877Registered User Senior Member
    No. You will remain out of state. Your state of residency for tuition purposes is generally based on your parent's state of residence. Generally it is very hard, impossible in most states, to attain residency while you are attending college.
  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Posts: 16,493Registered User Senior Member
    University of Illinois > University-Wide Student Programs > Residency Status Regulations
    From just the beginning of the rules:
    The following regulations are used to determine the resident classification of a person for admission and tuition assessment.

    A. A person's domicile is presumed to be that of his/her parent(s) or legal guardian unless the person is independent and establishes a separate domicile.

    A person who is dependent upon his/her parent(s) or other person in authority, other than spouse, for financial support shall not be considered independent for the purpose of these regulations. A person claiming independence may be requested to present satisfactory evidence that his/her parent(s) or legal guardian have not contributed significantly to his/her support nor claimed him/her as a dependent for federal or state income tax purposes during the period in which the person attempts to establish and/or maintain residency. Filing and payment of Illinois income tax is necessary to establish residency.

    B. In order to be classified as a resident for purposes of admission, an independent person shall be domiciled in Illinois and a bona fide resident of the state for at least one calendar year immediately preceding the date of receipt of the application for admission. To be considered a resident for purposes of assessment of tuition, an independent person must be a bona fide resident of the state for at least one calendar year immediately preceding the first scheduled day of classes for the term for which residency is sought.

    C. During the one-year period in which a person attempts to establish residency, a person must be financially independent. He/she must rely upon gainful employment in Illinois or prove reliance upon resources in Illinois for more than fifty percent of the income sufficient to provide for tuition, fees, and normal living expenses, e.g., food, clothing, housing, and transportation. Income earned as a result of University enrollment, such as educational loans, graduate assistantships, or student employment, is not considered evidence of intent to establish residency. During the one-year period in which a person attempts to establish Illinois residency, a person must reside in the state primarily for other than educational purposes.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 57,845Registered User Senior Member
    I'm from new York, and I'm looking at a university in Illinois. How long do I have to be in the state to pay in state tuition.

    If you're trying to get instate at UIUC, then it would be very hard to do so.

    If it was easy to do, all people would do it.

    Do you have any affordable choices?
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 57,845Registered User Senior Member
    GPA: 1.9

    I have had a eye disorder which sometimes made me not able to read text clearly, and had around 12 surgeries to fix my vision. This threw me off a lot on my academics.

    SAT: 2150



    What college in Illinois are you trying to get into with your stats?

    Since you've had your surgeries, what has your GPA been? Have you gone from C/Ds to A/Bs???
  • SLUMOMSLUMOM Posts: 3,610Registered User Senior Member
    "We are also located in Mass." (from another one of your posts)

    So where DO you live in NY or MA?
  • 55464615546461 Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    Yes, my grades a much better this year and nothing less then 85 (B)

    and we just moved from MA to NY just literally a couple days ago, and still settling in, my parents downsized our house
  • artloversplusartloversplus Posts: 4,459Registered User Senior Member
    here is how my friend from cal. do it. his wife quit her job took dd moved to TX before the HS Sr. year started in August, rented an apartment, applied for transfer of HS in TX while he stayed behind. They will file a TX state return, reporting the house in CA as second home. The wife and DD will remain in TX for the whole year before college starts. They are determind to go to UT Austin and that is where they are staying.
  • OlymomOlymom Posts: 1,686Registered User Senior Member
    Take heart. NEVER lie. Those two things are what is most important.

    Take heart: there are many paths and already with your struggling GPA and strong test scores, you are on a different path than many teens. Work hard from here to show you are on a strong upward trajectory. Don't be shy about asking for and seeking out accomodations for your eye situation. There are times when a school will waive out of state fees for an out of state student if the student is someone they really want on campus (like a terrific kid who will boost their SAT score average). Explore when and how the college waives out of state tuition.

    I do know one kid who got instate tuition by working until he was 24 and then starting college. Not everyone's preferred path, but it worked for him.

    Never lie. Don't be tempted to get a PO Box or a summer cabin or a summer job and think you can spin that into an instate label. Your high school transcript alone will send out signals of who you are and where you are from.

    The standard advice for any high school senior is to NOT fall in love with just one school or just one path. By all means, do apply to the Illinois college and find out what it takes to get a tuition fee waiver. Do, also, look around NY and find some back up plans.

    Alas, a lot of weight is placed on GPA. Please move heaven and earth this semester to get your grades up as far as you can. Now is a great time to be on time, ernest and hard working (with your GPA you cannot afford even a whiff of senioritis). Since the GPA is a mess, your test scores and your letters of reference are going to have to carry more freight. You want teachers/coaches to be able to write about how mature and hard working you are.

    We also have one friend with strong test scores and a sad GPA go directly to the math department of a small college and talk his way into a "trial" admission of one semester. So far, so good. The math department took a bet on him and he's holding in there.

    Take heart. Keep after it. Good luck.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 57,845Registered User Senior Member
    Having the family move is what changed residency. Seems rather extreme just to go to UT.....
  • artloversplusartloversplus Posts: 4,459Registered User Senior Member
    mom2ck

    yes, it was an extreme measure. There are other reasons to make this transition which I don't want to make public. But, just to show it can be done.
  • kidme112kidme112 Posts: 38Registered User Junior Member
    You'd probably pay in-state tuition if you moved to Illinois before/while applying
  • thumper1thumper1 Posts: 32,633Registered User Senior Member
    You'd probably pay in-state tuition if you moved to Illinois before/while applying

    You would probably be paying instate tuition for Illinois if YOUR FAMILY moves to Illinois a full year BEFORE you plan to enroll in college classes.This means your whole family would need to relocate to Illinois by August prior to your senior year in high school.
  • artloversplusartloversplus Posts: 4,459Registered User Senior Member
    yes.
    or you can get married in August and moved to Illinois, and the spouse get a job and start work there for a year while you attending the HS there.... a bit to late now...
  • thumper1thumper1 Posts: 32,633Registered User Senior Member
    To the OP...I have to ask...what is wrong with the SUNY schools? You would be instate for them, and they are well priced for instate students.
  • artloversplusartloversplus Posts: 4,459Registered User Senior Member
    Moving to NY on Oct. 20th will not qualify for NY instate, its not a year to school starts. Could NY make an exception?
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