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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 05:41 PM

1. Yeah, it's a scam.

U. Calif. schools back in the '90s cracked down on the requirements to declare oneself "in state" for tuition purposes. It was hard, cutting ties with your old state and setting up shop in California, and doing that after arriving in the state but before the first day of school.

I managed to do it--dotted the last i and crossed the last t the day before the first day of classes, and until then dealt with banks, living accommodations, storage facilities, changing addresses on things like credit cards and insurance, getting phone service, drivers license, and making sure that the old license was official disposed of. Pain in the butt. Then I completed the paperwork and had it all submitted by 5 pm the day before classes. They tried to disallow the application, but there was no connection.

The flip side of the scam are institutions that are so suspicious of family wealth and parents' helping their scions that they don't have an ageist policy that says, "if you're under 21 you have to submit your parents' or guardians tax returns," but require those of *all* applicants (tax return or death certificate). I was 31, had been self-supporting for many a year, applied to this school, and then had to ask my parents for a copy of their prior year's tax return.

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