Becoming a north carolina resident

<p>I was wondering is there any way to become a north carolina resident while your a student at UNC.(For example changing residency your freshman year and living at Granville?)</p>

<p>You have to live off-campus for a year i think...and maybe work? I'm not sure if living in granville will give you residency but it is a really good idea. You should definitely do it if you can. The difference in price is huge.</p>

<p>You will not get in-state residency as long as you are dependent on your parents' financial support. Even if you were independent you would have to prove that you were not in North Carolina primarily for educational purposes. Living at Granville would be no different than living on campus.</p>

<p>wait i have a question. If I attend UNC as an undergraduate. Then, I apply to UNC school of pharmacy, will I be considered instate or OOS.</p>

<p>so essentially i would probably have to work a significant amount(like 15 hours a week), pay the bills myself, and change my residency to north carolina, get a north carolina drivers license, and a few other stuff to be considered an in state resident?</p>

<p>or could my parents just buy a small condo down there, stay in it over the summer, then become a resident? And then once i graduate sell the condo?</p>

<p>if your parents can afford a condo that they can live in over the summer you aren't going to be starving by having to pay for OOS residency. It isn't fair that you should try to game the system and try to get in-state residency when you aren't even a resident. Do the right thing.</p>

<p>no im not starving for OOS residency, and compared to many colleges(cornell, vanderbilt) OOS tuition at UNC is 10k+ a year cheaper. I wqas just wondering if there were any tricks to the trade because it would be a 60,000 dollar a year savings to be considered IS for 3 years. I'm just curious if there were ways it could be done.</p>

<p>I know someone whose parents own a (vacation) home in North Carolina and who was denied residency for tuition purposes. She even has a NC driver's license.</p>

<p>Why was she denied? Biggest factor is that she did not graduate form a North Carolina high school, additional factors including that her parents didn't live in the home year-round, they hadn't always voted in NC and hadn't declared it as their primary residence until recently, and had payroll taxes withheld in another state.</p>

<p>ahhhhhhhhhh - If you attended UNC-Chapel Hill as an undergraduate and went directly to grad school here, you would likely be denied residency in terms of tuition because you were here primarily for educational purposes. If you took a year off in between and worked full-time and voted here, etc. etc. you might have a chance.</p>