Right after my daughter graduates from high school, she and I are permanently moving to Maryland. My family is in Maryland and I can now telecommute out of state with my job so I want to be back home and stay there.
I told my daughter that she should look for her in-state colleges in Maryland and not where we live now because, after I move out of our current state, she loses her in-state residency in a year (unless she’s over 24 years old). She would be looking at UMD College Park among other schools.
I know the first year we live in Maryland she will be out of state if she goes to a public university. But after a year, I see we can petition to change status. But how hard is it to do? I will live in Maryland and she will share my address, we will both have Maryland licenses, registered to vote in Maryland, I will pay taxes to Maryland, etc. I know a lot of people try to get in-state status for educational purposes only, so I assume the process is detailed. But for someone who is legitimately relocating permanently for reasons not related to education, what’s it like?