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Old 10-30-2009, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by miamiman View Post
You will not qualify for residency, especially as an international student. Seeing as you will be on a student visa, it's clear that you are moving the United States for school and school only.

You would need to prove that you moved to whatever state you will move to for some other purpose than school. You will also need to prove that you don't plan to leave right after you graduate. With a student visa, you can't prove that.

Schools make it as difficult as possible to qualify as an in-state residents. If it is that difficult for American citizens, I would imagine it's next to impossible for non-citizens.

I would suggest trying to get an RA or TA job. Oftentimes you can receive in-state tuition with of those positions.

Good luck.
Yes, seems like it's pointless to look for the possibilities to become a resident. But I am still looking for schools that offer in-state tuition for international students. Since the whole N. Dakota and also one school in Minnesota do so I imagine there must be more schools.
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:28 PM
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In case you are still searching, Galveston College's non-resident tuition is only $1000 for 12 credits. It's the cheapest I could find for F1 student.

The climate is definitely not cold - a tropical (but industrial, unfortunately) island. The cost of living is also pretty low. Plus, it's possible to live in Galveston without a car, since it's so small.
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