Not necessarily; students must meet all eligibility requirements, submit a residency application, and be approved in order to be eligible for in-state tuition.
Students applying for independent residency will need to meet the other residency requirements in addition to owning property. For parents of dependent students, South Carolina must be the families’ primary state of residence. Living in a residence owned by parents does not, in and of itself, qualify a student as a resident of the state.
Students living in Coastal Carolina University housing (including University Place) are ineligible to claim South Carolina residency. On-campus housing is temporary in nature and therefore is ineligible as a residency qualifying domicile. Students must live in off campus, South Carolina, housing for twelve months prior to being considered eligible for South Carolina residency.
Not unless the relative was the students' legal guardian prior to the age of eighteen. South Carolina residency law states that if it appears that steps have been taken to obtain a resident tuition, the application will be disapproved.
A South Carolina driver’s license or identification card must be obtained within ninety days of claiming intent to become a South Carolina resident. All personal property, such as vehicles, must be registered within forty-five days from the day of intent. A delay in either will prolong the date of intent.
If a student provides more than fifty-one percent of his/her income and claimed himself/herself on the previous year's tax return, that student may be eligible to be an independent student. A student who is claimed on someone else's tax return and is financially dependent on another person(s) is considered to be a dependent student.
Students must be financially independent in order to be classified as an independent person.
Personal loans and gifts are considered to be money coming from elsewhere and do not count towards making the student independent; the support must come from sources listed in the requirements.
Parent (PLUS) loans are applied for and awarded to parents; therefore, it is the parents' money and is not viewed as a student contribution.
No, they are in the students' name. The parents contributed the money and receive the tax break; therefore it is considered from the parents.
Student contribution must come from one of the required sources; because the origin of money in savings and checking accounts is unknown, they may not be used to establish independence.