maelia8 Posted May 17, 2014 Share Posted May 17, 2014 As I'll be attending a state school in California next year, I'm required to establish residency by the end of my first year to get in-state tuition by the beginning of my second year at the university. I was reading through the residency requirements and this passage jumped out at me: "If you are a nonresident student who is in the process of establishing California residency for tuition purposes and you leave California during nonacademic periods (for example, to return to your former or parent's home state), your presence in California will be presumed to be solely for educational purposes, and only convincing evidence to the contrary will rebut this presumption. Students who are in the state solely for educational purposes will NOT be classified as residents for tuition purposes, regardless of the length of stay. Your intent will be questioned if you return to your prior state of residence when the University is not in session." Does this really mean what I think it means, i.e. that I can't go home to visit my family for an entire year, even for Christmas or Thanksgiving (especially not at those times, because they are during "nonacademic periods")? Anybody have experience with California residency who can tell me to what extent this is true? And if so, how do they enforce it? My family is in Oregon just half a day's drive from my school - if I drove up there on a weekend, how would they know that I'd left the state (have the secret residency police question my friends)? Any clarification would be helpful. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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