5 Ways You May Be Able to Get Around Out-of-State Tuition
When it was time for me to go to college I made my college wish list and showed it to my parents. That’s when I learned a few terms, like in-state and out-of-state tuition. Of course I didn’t have one college on my list within the state limits. It was then that my parents informed me: cross off all of the out-of-state colleges and go back and add all of the in-state ones. Huh? What?My parents had planned to pay for me and my sister’s college tuition. That meant college tuition on their budget and their budget said in-state tuition only. Well, when it’s time for the kiddos to choose a college I hope I don’t have to chop their list in half because certain schools aren't within the state border. And before I do I will check out a few of these ways to possibly get around the costly out-of-state tuition. They are not guaranteed but well worth a try! Do you work for the state or federal government? Are you in the military, but your teen wants to attend a school out of state? Or perhaps you are a police wo (men), fire wo(men) or teacher? Sometimes schools they will waive residency requirements for you. Check it out. Can you obtain residency? Purchase a home or lease an apartment for a year in the state of the college your child plans to attend. But don’t just stop there. The next steps?
- Pay state income taxes
- get a library card
- Register a car
- Obtain a driver’s license
- register to vote
- Be a resident of one of the 15 SREB states.
- Select a program eligible for residents of your home state.
- Complete the admission process at the institution offering the eligible Academic Common Market program.
- Be certified as a resident of your home state