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I am on a work visa (H1B), and am residing in the same state for over 5 years. My wife is on H4 and wants to pursue MS either as H4 or F1. I understand that F1 will always get enrolled with "International" tuition rate or out-of state tuition rate.
But if she wants to pursue as H4, the university(University of Minnesota), still holds her as an international. I find this unfair. If I have paid taxes for over 5 years, and am considered "resident" per taxation, my wife should get benefits of being a resident. Is this even right to be charged full international tuition?
There are other state colleges in MN which don't. Its only the University of Minnesota. Can I do something about this?
Well, I am residing in the state for more than 5 years, but currently, my wife is residing only for 8 months. Although, by the time she joins her program she would have been here more than a year.
Ok..so, if by the time she starts her degree, she is more than a year in MN, she "should" qualify for the in-state tuition, right?
Does this rule depend on what type of school it is? University of Minnesota is a public university.
Ok- I understand it will not be automatic , and it has to be requested.
In the link that you provided (http://www.mnscu.edu/governance/campuses/index.html) , University of Minnesota (http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/index.html) is not listed. I am not sure why . Does that mean this rule does not apply to UMN?
May be there is a difference between a state vs public school/college?
(I understand the answer rating necessity. Will be doing it soon)
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