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Old 12-08-2016, 01:32 PM
 
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Hi!

I'm considering different states to move to. I am interested in going to university but I am wondering if athere is anyone who is not from N.Y. who went through the process of attaining residency. If you know someone, that would be great too. Is it hard to get state residency for tuition purposes? I would make N.Y. my permanent home.


Thanks!
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Old 12-08-2016, 01:40 PM
 
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From what I understand, the process of obtaining residency in a different state when going to college is rather onerous, with no guarantees, and some states are much harder to become a resident of than others. There is actually a company, I can't remember the name of it, but they are in the business of helping students to obtain residency. The states with the strongest public university system of course would be the hardest to become a resident of. The first question you need to ask yourself is whether your parents are claiming you as a dependent on their tax return. If the answer is yes, it will be next to impossible to prove that you are a resident of another state. If, however, you can become independent, than it's an easier case, you just need an off campus address, driver license or other form of a state ID and state tax return.
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Old 12-08-2016, 03:00 PM
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I'm pretty sure I remember that SUNY required you to be able to verify that you have lived in NYS for at least a year in order to get state tuition. I paid out-of-state tuition for my dd to attend UAlbany, but it was still much less expensive than Fordham (her first year) and only minimally more than Rutgers, my lovely expensive state university.

Now that she has lived up there for a while as an adult, she is in graduate school at the resident rate.
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Old 12-08-2016, 06:13 PM
 
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my partner did this... she had to prove she lived here a year. They requested a copy of my lease and letter from me to verify she was not an out-of-state fraud trying to leech off our cheaper instate tuition.
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Old 12-08-2016, 06:26 PM
 
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You should be able to find residency requirements on the schools' websites. For example, these are the guidelines SUNY follows: https://www.suny.edu/smarttrack/residency/

Hunter (CUNY) guidelines are here NYS Residency Determination — Hunter College
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Old 12-08-2016, 06:45 PM
 
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only minimally more than Rutgers, my lovely expensive state university.


I'm afraid to see what Rutgers costs now.. I graduated from there in 2000 (in state tuition, and it wasn't that bad..)
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Old 12-08-2016, 08:39 PM
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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Tuition, Costs and Financial Aid - CollegeData College Profile
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Old 12-08-2016, 08:49 PM
 
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ooooooooof!

Cost of Attendance In-state: $31,733
Out-of-state: $47,384
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,372
Out-of-state: $30,023
Room and Board
$12,260
Books and Supplies
$1,350
Other Expenses
$3,751


Perhaps the little snowflakes these days aren't complaining about nothing... that has gotten crazy expensive!

(i swear I think tuition when I went there was like 4K a semester?) SO it's basically almost doubled in 15 years. I only went there because it was in state and I was raised by my grandparents and had no other option.
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:03 PM
 
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The state schools are so expensive because the states have consistently reduced their support.
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Old 12-09-2016, 01:18 AM
 
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Thank you all for your responses. I will reply soon...(not N.Y. soon lol) my bed is calling me. Hope you all sleep well.
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