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Old 05-08-2009, 11:57 AM
 
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If I was to move to Maine and enroll for college is the tuition higher because I do not have residency there or itís the same price if I was new and lived there all my life?
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:03 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport Maine
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Most states have a higher tuition for out of state students then instate students.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:29 PM
 
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well if I am living / working there... will my tuition still be high if I enroll in school right away?
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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Basically you must live in Maine one year before registering to qualify for in-state tuition in the University system. You might get around it, but the burden of proof is on you to prove that you moved to Maine, not to attend school, but to establish your domicile. Here's a link.
The University of Maine - Bursar's Office - Residency Guidelines (http://www.umaine.edu/Bursar/ResDtails.htm - broken link)

Here's a link to show the difference between in-state and out-of-state in the Maine system. Private schools are probably close to the same regulations.
University of Maine System | Tuition Rates
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:47 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport Maine
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Residents get lower tuition rates because they live, work and pay taxes in their state. If you have done none of those things, then you must establish residency in order to get the resident tuition rate and that takes one year in Maine as as long as 2 years in some other states. You can't just move to Maine and get lower tuition just because you are going to college here.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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Ok, I thought so, but wanted to ask to make sure.
My state is the same way.
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:07 PM
 
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Private schools are probably close to the same regulations.
Actually, private colleges do not typically offer separate tuitions based upon residency. Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, for example have the same tuition fees regardless of residency.
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:13 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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What I saw for the University of Maine system is that if you moved into the State FOR school you pay the out of State rate, if you moved into the State because of work, or family and school is a secondary issue, then they will usually give you in state rates. But as was said before, it is up to you to prove you did NOT move to the state just to go to school. (Unless of course you are an American Indian, then there are special offerings that make residency a moot point.)
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:53 AM
 
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Actually, private colleges do not typically offer separate tuitions based upon residency. Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, for example have the same tuition fees regardless of residency.
In other words everyone pays a rate equal to out of state tuition.
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:01 AM
 
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In other words everyone pays a rate equal to out of state tuition.
Huh? There is no separate out-of-state tuition rate at private colleges -- they're not "equal" to anything. There are several private colleges in this country with tuition schedules actually lower than the in-state fees of nearby public universities.

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