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State resident tuition through high school graduation within state

ucbalumnusucbalumnus 83474 replies741 threads Senior Member
Some states have provisions where traditional age college students may get state resident tuition or a discount from non-resident tuition due to high school graduation within the state, even if their parents moving out of state would lose residency otherwise, although there are typically other conditions like the length of time residing or enrolled in school in the state prior to high school graduation that vary between different states.

Inclusion or exclusion of students on non-immigrant visas and/or undocumented or DACA status varies by state.

Here is a list of some policies:

Alaska: http://catalog.uas.alaska.edu/fees-expenses/resident-non-resident-tuition/

Arizona: https://students.asu.edu/non-resident-tuition-rate-arizona-high-school-graduates (150% of resident tuition)

California: http://ab540.com/What_Is_AB540_.html

Colorado: https://highered.colorado.gov/finance/residency/faq.html

Idaho: https://www.uidaho.edu/registrar/registration/residency

Illinois: https://www.uaps.uillinois.edu/student_programs/residency_information/illinois_law_on_in-state_tuition/

Kansas: https://registrar.ku.edu/kansas-high-school-graduates-application

Maryland: http://registrar.umd.edu/Residency/resreclassmddreamact.html

Michigan: https://ro.umich.edu/tuition-residency/residency (may apply only to some public universities)

Minnesota: https://admissions.tc.umn.edu/PDFs/ResidencyReciprocity.pdf

Missouri: https://registrar.missouri.edu/residency/fees-rules.php

Montana: http://www.montana.edu/registrar/Residency.html

Nebraska: https://nebraska.edu/docs/students/residency.pdf (3.h.)

Nevada: https://www.unr.edu/academic-central/academic-resources/becoming-a-nevada-resident

New Jersey: https://admissions.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/media/Documents/NonResidentTuitionExemption.pdf

New Mexico: https://www.unm.edu/~unmreg/residency_faq.htm

New York: https://www.suny.edu/smarttrack/residency/

Ohio: https://registrar.osu.edu/residency/

Oklahoma: https://www.okhighered.org/state-system/policy-procedures/2013/Chapter 3- April 2013.pdf (3.17.3.E)

South Dakota: http://www.sdstate.edu/sites/default/files/2016-09/Residency Application.docx

Texas: https://admissions.utexas.edu/residency

Utah: https://admissions.utah.edu/apply/residency/hb144.php

Washington: https://registrar.washington.edu/students/residency/affidavit-of-residency/residency-affidavit-rev-2014/

Wisconsin: https://registrar.wisc.edu/residencefaq/
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  • International DadInternational Dad 344 replies10 threads Member
    Massachusetts too
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  • LeastComplicatedLeastComplicated 1096 replies40 threads Senior Member
    Some, like Idaho, have other favorable policies.

    "Student completed 6 years of elementary and/or secondary school in Idaho, is domiciled in Idaho, and matriculates within 8 years immediately following high school graduation."

    This would've applied to our kids and we no longer live in Idaho.
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  • AboutTheSameAboutTheSame 3181 replies48 threads Senior Member
    Be careful relying on this for California. UC is very, very good at finding exceptions to make that policy inapplicable.
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  • sybbie719sybbie719 20967 replies2052 threads Super Moderator
    In-state tuition, does not necessarily mean that you will get state aid to help pay the cost.
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