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Old 12-13-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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This is the answer the OP needs to read.

When filling out the form to change your residency statues, there is a question that asks you exactly why you moved to North Carolina. You need to be able to provide a good solid reason as to why you moved here, and it can't just be because you wanted to go to school at UNCC. Even if you are planning on getting a job, and "relocating" here, you will need to tell them your reason for moving here in order to get in state tuition during your second year, a reason other then going to school.
Ditto this and OP. I was denied in-state tuition, appealed and won. I later found out they have a crazy high denial rate the first time around. You must follow the directions to a T on the form, have very, very solid proof, then be ready for an uphill battle from there... mine included a hearing.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Steele Creek, Charlotte, NC
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It's always been my understanding that person would have to be a resident AND a non-student for a year in order to qualify for in state tuition. Otherwise, as has been stated before, any incoming freshman would qualify as a sophmore. I had a friend whose parents moved to NC while he was a student but he still didn't qualify because he hadn't lived in NC during the year before he first enrolled.

However, each case is different. I would think the best place to go to get a definitive answer would be the UNCC admissions office.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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OK so I am not justifying people insulting or being rude but... I think the frustration is two-fold. First as an adult who is evidently going to college we would expect you understand the "in-state" tuition would be designated to people who live "in-state". UNCC is in North Carolina and Fort Mill is in South Carolina. Also the reason for "in-state" tuition being so low for our residents is because the parents of college aged kids have typically been paying income taxes in the state of NC for give or take a few years. Therefore those families have earned lower tuition by having paid to fund our state government and all they provide. In addition we do see a lot of out of state people come here and worm their way into paying the lower tuition that have not truly earned. I hope this CALM explanation helps you understand better why you may have ruffled a few feathers.
First of all my problem is. I NEVER EXPECTED to get in-state tuition my first year here. I KEEP saying this. Secondly, I WILL be paying my taxes thank you because like I also keep saying I have ALL intnetion to stay in the state of NC aka NOT just for college!! All I was wondering is if i'm in the state and pay OUT OF STATE my first year as long as I have intentions on staying do ya'll think I can get IN STATE THE SECOND YEAR! and as far as Fortmill or anywhere else in SC not being in NC, CANT A PERSON HAVE A DUH MOMENT WITHOUT BEING ATTACKED? I STILL dont get why everybody is soo quick to jump on me!? I'm tryin to be friendly with ya'll, but when provoked it's the complete opposite.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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To answer your direct question. NC asks that you prove you moved here for a reason other than to go to school. So you will have to explain why you came here and prove it. For instance did a company offer you a job? If so you will need to show UNCC the letter of the job offer dated before you applied & registered for school. I would assume finding a job waiting tables or something in retail after applying for school would not be good enough. Getting in state tuition is not an exact science. They look at the info you provide and decide on a case by case basis. I went to UNCC and know of people who's parents bought them a house they rented out to cover the mortgage just to get their daughter in state tuition. If you buy a home that would probably go a long way to getting in state tuition.

IF PROVEN, after my first year does anybody know if I can get my SECOND year at a IN STATE tuition rate. All I need is a lease for 12 months in the state, a job, register my vehicle, get my NC tags, register to vote... I know this stuff. I just dont know if by my second year in I can switch from OUT OF STATE TO INSTATE or if it is locked in at an out of state for both years if I start as an out of state resident...
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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This is a replay of your fireworks thread. You ask the question(s), people answer, but it isn't what you want to hear, so you keep asking.

You have already been told, & now accept, that living in SC doesn't qualify for instate tuition in NC.

You have also been told that the one sure-fire way to get instate tuition is to get a job & move here. After one year, you qualify. However, you keep saying that you don't like that answer & keep reasking.

We don't get paid to answer questions. We do this voluntarily. As you were told in the fireworks thread, reasking means you doubt that we're telling you the truth. That's when people get frustrated with you. Yelling at us doesn't make us read any better.

NO, I was NOT TOLD rather or not I could "figuratively" qualify for the IN-STATE tuition rate AFTER my first year. This is why I KEEP asking over and over and over because NOBODY has answerred THIS question yet! Look back on it. You will see nobody has. It aint about not beleiving. I wasn't told anything.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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This is the answer the OP needs to read.

When filling out the form to change your residency statues, there is a question that asks you exactly why you moved to North Carolina. You need to be able to provide a good solid reason as to why you moved here, and it can't just be because you wanted to go to school at UNCC. Even if you are planning on getting a job, and "relocating" here, you will need to tell them your reason for moving here in order to get in state tuition during your second year, a reason other then going to school.

So I gather from this posts that it is in fact POSSIBLE to get In state tuition the seccond year in....? All I wanted to know if rather or not this was possile. Even if I dont get instate the second year i'm still going to attend anyways and I'm still gonna stay here anyways. And on that form when they ask me why I relocated here i'm gonna say TO START A NEW LIFE! hopfully that is good enough because that is the reason. or most of it...
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Ditto this and OP. I was denied in-state tuition, appealed and won. I later found out they have a crazy high denial rate the first time around. You must follow the directions to a T on the form, have very, very solid proof, then be ready for an uphill battle from there... mine included a hearing.

This peice of information helped out. Thank You!! All I really want is to be helped without feeling like i'm being attacked.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:38 PM
 
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Why don't you just come and live here for a year to establish your residency before starting school? Btw, I don't know how it works in NC, in fact it may even be school-specific, but when I went to college in SC I had to be declared independent from my parents for 12 months before I could be considered a resident. I hadn't lived with them in two years, but they still claimed me on their taxes and I was not able to get student loans or change my residency status until I was legally independent.

I think you've gotten a good baseline of information here (really you could have found out by googling), and next you need to speak to an admissions counselor at UNCC.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Why don't you just come and live here for a year to establish your residency before starting school? Btw, I don't know how it works in NC, in fact it may even be school-specific, but when I went to college in SC I had to be declared independent from my parents for 12 months before I could be considered a resident. I hadn't lived with them in two years, but they still claimed me on their taxes and I was not able to get student loans or change my residency status until I was legally independent.

I think you've gotten a good baseline of information here (really you could have found out by googling), and next you need to speak to an admissions counselor at UNCC.
Well, I am over 25 years of age so I know that makes a difference as far as my parents responsbility over me or lack thereof. And reason I dont wait the 12 months first, (although I admit it *would* be easier), I dont want to waste valuable time I could be spending getting my degree. I figure the sooner I can get it the better. I waited long enough to even start, I wish I would have started years ago.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Why don't you just come and live here for a year to establish your residency before starting school? Btw, I don't know how it works in NC, in fact it may even be school-specific, but when I went to college in SC I had to be declared independent from my parents for 12 months before I could be considered a resident. I hadn't lived with them in two years, but they still claimed me on their taxes and I was not able to get student loans or change my residency status until I was legally independent.

I think you've gotten a good baseline of information here (really you could have found out by googling), and next you need to speak to an admissions counselor at UNCC.

I couldn't find anything anywhere about rather or not you can attend a college as soon as you get in the state (obviously paying Out-Of-State at this point), and be able to pay In-State your second year in or not...
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