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State by State Rules

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I qualify for in-state tuition?

The main way to qualify is by establishing domicile in the state. This requires physically living in the state for 12 consecutive months prior to enrollment while demonstrating intent to remain permanently. Ties to show include getting a driver’s license, registering to vote, working, paying taxes, etc.

Are there other options besides establishing residency?

You must have graduated from a Texas secondary school or be in a military family. There are other options to establish residency though including establishing an LLC and being gainfully employed. We can guide you through both options without having to purchase property.

What is needed to apply for in-state status?

There are various documentation requirements and actions that must be taken and kept in force for 12 consecutive months.

What if I am denied in-state tuition?

You may appeal the decision but must know the law and specific requirements to make a compelling case.

What if I temporarily leave the state after establishing residency?

This does not affect your qualification for in-state tuition as you will be qualified for the remainder of your education.