California Residence, Quick!
March 13, 2008 8:56 AM Subscribe
How to gain California Residence, for purposes of college tuition?
posted by anonymous to Education (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Daughter has been accepted to San Francisco State in the fall. As an out-of-state enrollee, we will pay 8K on top of the 3.5K in tuition. We can do this once, in order to get her into the program she wants, but it would be very hard to do it all the way through.
Does anyone have experience with this in California? I have been hearing, word-of-mouth, that she would need to live in CA for a year prior, working and paying taxes, etc. without being enrolled.
I AM from CA and the rest of my family still lives there, and once enrolled, daughter expects to have some kind of job, get a driver's license, register to vote, etc. I will also stop listing her as a depended on taxes.
Does anyone know that ins and outs of all of this? Or know of a "California Residence for Dummies" publication? Ironically, a co worker, whose kid graduated high school in my town, merely listed a CA address on his kid's application and was granted residency even though this kid graduated high school, the previous June, out of state. I have been more honest, and would like to continue doing this on the high road.