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Old 11-07-2008, 11:48 AM
Location: Pennsylvania
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Hi, my fiancee is originally from the area and in the next few years we hope to be moving back here for him. I'm going to have to transfer my college when we move, so I was wondering: How long does it take to be considered an in-state resident for college tuition?


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Old 11-07-2008, 11:59 AM
Location: Beautiful East Tennessee
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This may help:


"Requirements for Resident Classification: Individuals having a domicile in Tennessee are classified as "in-state" and individuals with a domicile outside of Tennessee are classified as "out-of-state." To determine whether a student is domiciled in Tennessee all relevant information is considered by the institution. The student must provide supportive documentation to substantiate a domicile claim. Tennessee is the only state without a durational residency requirement, so that no set time period is determinative in establishing residence."
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:36 PM
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If he is a Tennessee resident and you two are married by the time you move back here you will be considered in-state for tuition paying purposes.
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:31 PM
Location: Pennsylvania
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Sweet, thanks everyone!!
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:21 AM
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Hello, I will be moving to Nashville in January. My boyfriend is currently in dental school their. Next school year I will be applying to Vanderbilt for graduate school. I will have been living in TN for about 6 months. Will I need to pay out of state tuition?
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:50 PM
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Vanderbilt is a private institution. There is no such thing as 'out-of-state' tuition at Vanderbilt -- or any other private institution, as far as I know.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:52 PM
Location: West Knoxville
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I would say after 5 years...but that's just me.

To the true locals (I moved here when I was 13), I would say never.
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Old 11-22-2008, 05:49 PM
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Your right, TN Engineer to the locals, never...my husband was born here in Jefferson County his parents moved to Michigan for work when he was 2 years old...he went to school in Michigan and spent his summers down here with grandparents...when his parents retired and moved back to Tennessee we followed shortly later...we have been down here 17 years now and are still considered outsiders...
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