Unless you had family here, or stayed here over the summer after attending school here. Then, you could say you have residency here and get in-state tuition.
Shay...the above is somewhat inaccurate. A student cannot establish residency by just staying there in the summers...and they cannot establish residency by staying with a family member UNLESS that family member happens to be their parents.
This student is inquiring about becoming an instate resident in Iowa after attending school there for a year or two. The student's parents do NOT live in Iowa at this time. This student is NOT a resident of Iowa and is not likely to be able to establish instate residency in Iowa.
The best way...and the only certain way...to get instate tuition rates is for the WHOLE FAMILY to move to the state in which you wish to have instate tuition. In most other cases, the place of residency for undergrad students is the place of residence of the parents.
Think of what the OP is saying...she/he wants instate tuition after a year or two attending school in Iowa. If that's all it took...there would be NO ONE paying out of state tuition...and that simply is NOT the case.
I'm sorry to put the kabosh on this OP's hopes...but the reality is..he/she is NOT a resident of Iowa. The likelihood of getting instate tuition in Iowa is very very very very small.