My son wants to go to University of Colorado at Boulder. At $48K/yr the out-of-state costs are out of reach for us. How long does he have to attend before he gets the in-state break?
Establishing residency for the purposes of paying a lower public school tuition is not easy. The student residency decision is ultimately made by each college or university, however, there are some basic guidelines that are common across the board, including registering to vote in the state, filing a Declaration of Domicile form with the county clerk at the start of residency and filing income tax returns (state and federal) with an in-state residential address.
There are other activities that show intent to establish residency and obtaining these also help your cause such as obtaining a state driver's license, registering a vehicle in the state, and opening a local bank account.
On April 21, (Saturday) a presentation entitled ‘Why is it So Hard For a GOOD Student to Get Into a Top College’ will be given by Mr. Don Betterton from Princeton University. Don served as Director of Financial Aid and as a member of the Admissions Committee before retiring last summer after 32 years with the university. There is no charge, but reservations are required due to limited seating. If you have a high achiever that is considering ‘highly-selective schools’, you won’t want to miss Don’s presentation. Click HERE to register.