Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes it relates to college
Old 06-28-2009, 09:00 AM   #1
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,287 it relates to college

Our current plans have us moving to Florida from Texas when we retire in a few years. We have a son will have just graduated when we make the move.

The plan will be for him to go to college in Florida (possibly a community college the first year or two).

I know in most states you have to be a resident for a year to get the in state tuition rates. Does that mean that we would get the lower rates from year 2 going forward even if he is at the same school as he was the first year? Or does he have to be an in state resident when he starts school to avoid out of state rates for the entire enrollment?

In other words, would he have to change schools after the first year to avoid the higher rates for the final 3 years if he stays at the same school?

utrecht is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-28-2009, 09:05 AM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 45,522
Florida Admissions Residency Guidelines


Numbers is hard

Charter resident of the lumpen slums of cyberspace

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2009, 09:31 AM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,287
Thanks alot for the link. The way I read it, we can apply for reclassification after we have lived there for one year but we have to prove we didnt move just so our son could go to college as an in state resident. I read all of the requirements to prove that and since we wont be working or buying a house, the only one that applies to us is that we do have many relatives there (hence the real reason we are moving there) so hopefully that is enough.
utrecht is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2009, 10:36 AM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 7,744
(oops - I didn't realize there was a category of "initial classification" items and a separate category for those reclassifying residency)

Looks like your best bets are showing the family connections, buying a house, and getting welfare benefits.

My guess is severing as many ties as possible with Texas (selling house, closing local bank accts if any, etc) would further evidence residency in FL.

My state has similar requirements. I have also heard of people retaining an attorney to appeal denials of residency. It could mean big bucks, so sometimes paying an attorney would be worth it. Good luck!
FUEGO is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
College Financial Scholarships For Later College Years yakers Other topics 1 05-18-2009 12:24 PM
State Residency and Taxes??? Orchidflower FIRE and Money 35 08-08-2007 09:45 AM
State residency for Armed Forces personnels for in-state college tuition. Sam Other topics 9 07-30-2007 05:06 PM
California Residency Interpretation OldAgePensioner Other topics 15 06-06-2006 04:07 PM
definiton of legal residency the_tucson_kid FIRE and Money 10 10-15-2003 12:42 PM

» Quick Links

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:09 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.