In State

Can a Gap Year in NY Give me In-State Student Status?

Question: I just finished my sophomore year in Florida. I want to move to New York and take a gap year so I can save money and then apply to a college there as an in-state student. How do I apply? “The Dean” is assuming that: a) you’re under 21 b) your parents don’t live ...

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Out-of-State Community College for Employee’s Daughter?

Question: If my daughter’s father works at a community college in another state can, can she still go there if she has not been a dependent of his? It’s always possible for your daughter (or anyone) to attend a community college in another state, whether there are ties to employees at the school or not. ...

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California In-State Tuition for TX Resident with Mom in CA?

Question: I am a resident of California. My daughter, now a high school sophomore, currently resides in Texas with her father, but we have joint custody. Does she qualify for in-state tuition in California? “The Dean” gets residency-requirement questions all the time but was flummoxed by this one. It seems that one needs an advanced ...

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Why Do Females Choose Colleges Close to Home?

Question: Why do females tend to stay closer to home than males do when picking a college? Do females stay closer to home than males? Maybe so, but that’s a stat I’ve never seen. In fact, when I do a mental inventory of my own high school classmates and their college choices, harking back nearly ...

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