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What state will I be considered to come from?

SockerbitSockerbit 0 replies2 threads New Member
With colleges placing emphasis on geographic diversity, I know I'm at a disadvantage coming from NYC. Due to C19, my school will likely be virtual in the fall and my family has temporarily relocated to the midwest. I plan to do virtual at my NYC high school, but will be a resident in this state (not Chicago). Does anyone know if I will be considered coming from NYC or from where I am living now? Does it go by high school?
How were kids assessed who were homeschooling/on-line schooling doing before COVID?
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 10391 replies122 threads Senior Member
    It's usually based on where your parents pay their state taxes.

    Note that some states have a 2 year residency requirement before granting instate tuition.
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  • sgopal2sgopal2 3915 replies52 threads Senior Member
    It generally goes by high school. So if you're attending a virtual high school thats based in NYC, thats where you'll be listed as.

    It gets complicated with boarding school students - who often live outside of the state that their boarding school is. For this they generally consider all of the boarding school students together.
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 2442 replies39 threads Senior Member
    edited July 13
    From NY, temporarily relocated and still attending a school in NY? I suspect you’ll still be in the NY bucket. But I don’t think Midwest state vs. NY is going to meaningfully impact any admissions decisions. Maybe a tiny bit if you were from Wyoming or North Dakota.

    Fwiw, Chicago isn’t a state ;).
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  • Eeyore123Eeyore123 2064 replies25 threads Senior Member
    It sounds like you are not talking about instate vs OOS at a state school. Therefore, The chances of it mattering is so close to zero that it is zero worry about something else. You are not at a disadvantage because you are from NYC.
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  • austinmshauriaustinmshauri 9985 replies386 threads Senior Member
    Due to C19, my school will likely be virtual in the fall and my family has temporarily relocated to the midwest....I plan to do virtual at my NYC high school, but will be a resident in this state

    I'd you don't live in NYC, you have to pay tuition to enroll in one of their schools. See their Non-Resident Enrollment rules.
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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 30449 replies59 threads Senior Member
    There are separate issues here. 1) can you get in state tuition at an Illinois state public schools? 2) Can you get in state tuition in a NY State public school? 3) What will colleges that consider geographic diversity consider your home state?

    The answer to all three questions is that it will depend upon the college and program even within a college. I do know that the SUNYs consudsrcabtine graduating from a NY state high school a resident of the state as well as anyone whose parents have maintained a primary residence EC , been a state tax payer even if such a Student attended boarding school or other highschool outside of the state.

    This entire situation has created a number of questions. What about those living in one state for more than another due to Covid? What state gets first dibs on state taxes? A lot of NYC folks now living elsewhere. A friend’s daughter moved From Manhattan when her lease expired in late February and has been living with parents, working remotely since then in Delaware or Maryland. She will have lived 10 months out of NY unless she gets another place there before year end.
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  • austinmshauriaustinmshauri 9985 replies386 threads Senior Member
    @sybbie719 probably knows the NYS residency requirements. I bet she can answer OP's questions and the follow ups in post 6.
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  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone 24952 replies20 threads Senior Member
    Employers are starting to change the tax home for employees working from home, especially if they will be permanently WFH. Microsoft has changed some of their California employees to other states which may save or cost the employee more. I think they have a locality adjustment too. Federal employees can lose a lot of money because of the locality pay.
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  • sybbie719sybbie719 20985 replies2055 threads Super Moderator
    edited July 14
    The NYC DOE will be doing blended learning when school starts in the fall this is a combination of remote learning and in-school instruction. Depending on the principal set up, the approved models will have students attending school for live instruction 5 days during a 2/3 week period. Core 4 (ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science will most likely be blended). Starting September, all remote learning will go through the NYYC DOE servers. Students will be using their DOE credentials.

    In order for you to be eligible for NYS aid/tuition, you must have a physical presence in NYS.

    While your parents may have the option of doing 100% remote you cannot do 100% remote because you are living outside of NYC. The city will charge you non-resident tuition.
    edited July 14
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