Graduate or professional students who are initially classified as non-residents may petition to change their residency status once they feel that they've satisfied all three residency requirements.
Students must demonstrate:
Indicators of intent to remain in California include:
Acceptable proof of physical presence may include employment verification or school enrollment.
It is imperative that students begin obtaining indicators of intent as soon as they arrive in California. Students are expected to show a concurrence of intent and physical presence 366 days before they are considered residents.
Graduate students petitioning for California resident classification are exempt from the financial independence requirement if any of the following apply:
The rules which govern residency classification for tuition purposes, and certain exceptions to the rules explained above, are more fully explained here.
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