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    Graduate Schools and Residency

    Hey everyone,

    Having received my financial aid offers from all three schools I applied to (UIC, Michigan, and Rutgers), I'm looking at the whole money issue now, with the aid. I'm pretty pleased with what I was offered from two of the schools, but I have one quick question: does anybody know if any of these three states (Illinois, Michigan, or New Jersey) will allow graduate students to pay in-state tuition after their first year? I've heard some states do this, but not sure about these three.

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    -Dave

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    I'm not sure about the other two schools but I know for Michigan you will not be able to get residency for the second, or even third year. If you're out of state then you will pay out-of-state tuition the entire time. Its' no fun.

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    When I was at RU it was a full year proven residency (I'm from NJ so I didn't have to go though this). You have a form to fill out to request NJ residency for Rutgers.

    From http://admissions.rutgers.edu/0208.asp#1

    "The university’s policy on legal residency is governed by New Jersey Administrative Code 9A:5, which requires that individuals be domiciled in the state for 12 months before becoming eligible for in-state tuition.

    Domicile is defined as the place where a person has his or her true, fixed, permanent home and principal establishment, and to which, whenever he or she is absent, he or she has the intention of returning. Individuals domiciled in New Jersey for a period of 12 months before first enrolling at Rutgers University are presumed to be legal residents of the state for tuition purposes. Dependent students under the age of 24 are presumed to be domiciled in the state in which their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are domiciled. Persons residing in New Jersey for less than 12 months before first enrolling at Rutgers University are presumed not to be domiciled in the state for tuition purposes.

    Individuals residing in New Jersey for less than 12 months, or who will become legal residents of New Jersey prior to enrollment at Rutgers and plan to establish a legal domicile in New Jersey, must complete the New Jersey Residency Petition. See the instructions below."
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    I think for a lot of schools, if you're admitted as an out-of-state resident, then you remain one until you graduate. I tried to get around it when I went to grad school, but I wasn't able to.

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    So... I guess that leaves second-year grad students (ages 25+) at Rutgers open to interpretation...

    Do they count "first enrollment" or "term of enrollments"?

    I don't think it makes a terrbile amount of difference for Bloustein... 5000/year-ish I thought.
    What luck! A random assemblage of words never sounded less intelligent.

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    Quote Originally posted by njm View post
    I don't think it makes a terrbile amount of difference for Bloustein... 5000/year-ish I thought.
    Also, the research and teaching assistant positions give free tuition.

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    The Ohio State is my first choice, but I am not a resident of Ohio. If I am accepted, I want to defer enrollment, get a job in Ohio and work for 1-2 years, and then enroll in their UP/LA program. I read through the grad handbook, but I want to know if anyone can help (Hink, any ideas?)

    Thanks-

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    Another question about out of state versus instate tuition: does anyone know if its at all common (or even possible) for schools to waive out of state tuition?

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