Out Of State

Out-of-State Exodus

The state of the nation’s economy is causing some rather odd decisions concerning college applications and enrollment. Up until now, traditional thinking has been that going to one of your home-state universities was a prudent move, both financially and educationally. That doesn’t seem to be the case any longer. These days, state universities are accepting ...

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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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A “Secret” Admissions Trend?

Can the competition for college admission get any crazier? Ha! There’s no need to ask that question since we already know the answer: Of course it can! The economic “collapse” of recent years has spawned some interesting trickle-down outcomes. One of the most telling from the halls of ivy is the shortfall in revenue, which ...

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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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