In state/out of state tuition question

  1. I have just moved back to NC after being out of state for about 9 months. I am trying to go to college but the out of state tuition is outragous!! I applied for grants and got approved but it would only cover half of the tuition, plus I have to put my 2 kids in daycare ...$$ouch$$....anyways ....has anyone ever had any luck getting an advisor to let them attend school at an IN- STATE TUITION RATE ??? I can't talk to the advisor until the 7th but was just wondering what my chances are!! Thanks!!!
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  3. by   Ortho_RN
    So you are wanting to go back to school in North Carolina??? Most schools require you be in that area for at least 6-9months, then it is in-state.. That is at least how it was at my school.. Check what there policy is....
  4. by   2banurse
    Originally posted by ctyler98
    I have just moved back to NC after being out of state for about 9 months. I am trying to go to college but the out of state tuition is outragous!! I applied for grants and got approved but it would only cover half of the tuition, plus I have to put my 2 kids in daycare ...$$ouch$$....anyways ....has anyone ever had any luck getting an advisor to let them attend school at an IN- STATE TUITION RATE ??? I can't talk to the advisor until the 7th but was just wondering what my chances are!! Thanks!!!
    I think that you need to check this. Considering that 9 months ago you were living in NC, you might still be a resident of this state. When I moved down to Florida, I had to wait a year before I was a resident and could take advantage of the lower tuition costs. How long did you live in NC before? Where did you file your income taxes? Did you work when you were outside of NC? I'm only asking because unless you might major strides to claim residency in another state, you probably are still a resident of NC.

    Good luck!

    Kris
  5. by   ctyler98
    Thanks for the replies...I lived in NC for 1 1/2 years then moved to Texas for the 9 months...had to file taxes while there and since we were there for more than 1/2 the year had to claim residency there...I did not work while there. My husband did, but it's kind of a self employed situation. His father was killed in a car accident and we had to go to Texas to help my DH's mom file bankruptcy on her husbands company due to his death. This school's policy says 12 months of in state residency for the lower tuition....so I'm prob. out of luck.
  6. by   2banurse
    Do you have any records that say that you lived in NC for the 1 1/2 years? Something that you have written that says that you lived there...an income tax return possibly? How about your drivers license, did you change that to a Texas license or did you keep your NC? I would do whatever you can. Do you have any family or friends living in NC? I mean you did go there due to a family emergency, maybe this school in NC does need to know that it was for 9 months.

    Good luck!

    Let them know that you had a family emergency
  7. by   szccdw
    i am a nursing student but i also work in admissions at a local community college here in NC. If you have spent more than half of the year in another state you are no longer considered in state at OUR institution. You can appeal this decision with your dean of admissions (they have the power to yay or nay it). LOOK INTO THIS OPTION.............It could save you a ton of money.
  8. by   javamom
    I do know that my university waived my out of state tuition b/c we moved back to our state BECAUSE of his job. I had to get a letter from his employer and turned it into the school. They gave me in state tuition. Check the by laws with the admission department. They'll know Good luck to you!
  9. by   ctyler98
    Thank you all very much! I'm going up to the school as soon as they open back up from the holidays!!
  10. by   RNIAM
    I just wanted to say good luck and I hope you can get it waived.

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