Question re: in-state vs out of state currently on scholarship

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  1. WesternVA

    WesternVA New Member

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    Hi all,

    My son is a 2nd year, on scholarship at a state school in VA. If I relocate to a different state, how might this affect his scholarship with out of state tuition ? I currently live in VA but am considering a move to another state due to a career opportunity. I am trying to weigh my options and don’t want to jeopardize his scholarship. I am a single mother, and am the only wage earner, so it is a big decision.
    TIA for any insight!
     
  2. ProudDad17

    ProudDad17 Member

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    My best suggestion would be for your son to talk to his unit staff about this. That would be the best source of information. That said, my guess would be that your move would not affect your son's scholarship, especially if he were to maintain a VA address. As a 2nd year he is certainly an adult and he has been living in VA and continuing to live in VA. Again, this is just my guess and he should find out directly from someone with first hand knowledge.
     
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    +1 to ProudDad. I think another thing that contributes to his likelihood of keeping the scholarship is that it's not his fault you moved for business reasons.
     
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  4. NavyLady64

    NavyLady64 Member

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    Also - I work at a university and I would suggest you talk to the university about this. Each state has different residency rules and in many cases, when a student graduated from high school in that state and did not relocate to the state in order to attend college, he will qualify for in-state tuition, even if his parents move elsewhere (although sometimes this can require applying for a waiver or doing some other kind of thing). So I would look at the state of Virginia's residency requirements for public university or just call the school and ask. Good luck!
     
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    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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