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RachyThere's a western sort of reciprocity program I would look into. I can't recall what it's called, but most U of (state) universities are part of it. It's 150% of state tuition I believe and requires it's own application.
Other than that, I took this route but in California. I looked around a lot and for the programs I was applying to, the University of Minnesota was actually one of the most expensive and the Minnesota/Wisconsin/Iowa and whatever reciprocity meant a student from Wisconsin could go to the UofM cheaper than I could. Anyway, I decided to avoid all that and look elsewhere. Generally the requirements are mostly the same, but final call will be what your University says.
General things to note: Usually a campus address isn't counted in establishing residency, but there are other things you can do.
Bring car to state and register it in that state as soon as possible, as well as getting your Drivers license and insurance there. Pay state income tax. Register to vote there. Get a library card locally. If you are living off campus, get all of the utilities in your name. Change your phone number to a local number.
They generally look at the first major step you take in which the easiest is registering to vote/getting your drivers license. For me, they didn't consider this valid since I didn't even have a car, so they started my 1 year 7 months after I had moved to CA when I actually purchased a car in state and had it insured there. A few months later I moved to what was considered "off campus" although still student housing. So it took 1 year and 7 months for me to get residency since I lived in the dorms my first year. If I had lived outside of the dorms, it would have taken exactly 1 year.
I would just expect that you will pay out of state tuition for your first year and then the following fall when you're working out your finances.
K-Dot.WUE won't let you get in state. If you crunch the numbers for a place like u of u it can be lots cheaper to take a big hit the first year and get residency and make it cheaper for the next few. If you can get a decent scholarship for your freshman year do it. Utahs much easier than most but I'd recommend taking summer classes while getting residency because 1. It costs instate and 2. It makes the process much easier
.lenconYeah I've looked into the WUE and thats why I want residency.
So im a senior in HS this year, if I take summer classes at whatever college i plan on attending out of state it will be in state or are you saying i should take some classes in my hometown before going out of state?
brotoi got my residency reclassification for tuition purposes in utah about 2 months ago. shoot me any questions you'd like. it's really easy.
you basically have to prove you lived in the state for 12 continuous months (really easy to do via transcripts if you're going to school). you can also use credit card statements or pay stubs from an employer in utah if you plan on working. this also means staying the next summer (i took a small summer course load and worked). they allow you to spend like 29 or 30 (can't remember exactly) days out of state. note that while this seems like a very fixed number, it's not a huge deal if you go over. i went home for xmas break (about 20 days), the break in between spring and summer semester (about 18 days), and the break between summer semester and this fall semester (another 18 days or so). if you can show them that you're taking on-campus courses fall, spring, and summer, you generally won't have a problem.
you also need to obtain a utah driver's license and register to vote in utah. you can knock out both of those at one day at the DMV, just make sure you do everything before the deadline to establish domiciliary ties (May 1?).
last thing is your parents can't claim you as dependents on their tax returns that year. while it might cost them a couple thousand bucks on their tax returns, it will be minuscule compared to the money you save on tuition in the following 3-4 years.
do all that, fill out the application with all of your documented proof, and get it in by the July 1st deadline, and you should have no problems getting residency in utah.
.lenconThank you so much
Another thing I just remembered is a friend of mine used a family members adress when they applied. Does this actually work or do they crack down on you?
brotoWhat do you mean? When you apply to school or for residency?
brotonote that while this seems like a very fixed number, it's not a huge deal if you go over. i went home for xmas break (about 20 days), the break in between spring and summer semester (about 18 days), and the break between summer semester and this fall semester (another 18 days or so). if you can show them that you're taking on-campus courses fall, spring, and summer, you generally won't have a problem.
K-Dot.Ben is right as the 29 days are not a big deal IF you take summer classes. However I didn't and it was a shit show of me having to appeal. Although I was there the whole summer they literally nit-picked every single day that they could against me. It was a frustrating process of me being guilty until proven innocent. I strongly recommend taking summer classes to avoid what I had to put up with.
As for using another address, I wouldn't try it. They know where you went to high school for the last four years. I don't see them just letting it slide.
.lenconTrue. I think if I do go to Utah ill go to Weber State or USU my first year because I can get some good deals from where I live in Idaho. So that might be a good way to get residency too.
Im still wondering how MSU will work out tho.
K-Dot.I have a friend who went to SLCC for two semesters to get residency, definitely an option I'd suggest if you wanna live in Salt Lake and eventually go to the U.
As for MSU, it's a great school but its a smaller town obviously. Dope people and great skiing. That was my number 2 but coming from Idaho Falls I just wanted a bigger atmosphere and good skiing, hence the U.