I am a flight attendant. My husband and family live in Colorado. I have relocated to AZ and registered to vote, registered my car, and have an AZ drivers license. My son is a new freshman at Univ of AZ, and we applied for in-state tuition based on my domicile
. My son got an AZ drivers license and registered to vote prior to the "deadline" for these things (Sept 3). He just received a rejection for our application with the generic reason: "Your evidence and actions taken are not consistent with the Board of Regents Policy
regarding tuition classification." I called the guy whose name was on the rejection letter and was told that domicile means that I have to have cut ALL ties to Colorado (residential real estate ownership
, bank accounts, etc). So my question is: beyond a lease
agreement (which I provided and he said looked "suspicious"), HOW does a flight attendant (who is rarely NOT away) prove "permanent home and place of habitation"? And how is it determined where I intend to remain or return? This just seems like a blanket "no" that is given regardless of evidence/documentation provided. (I provided a lease agreement, letter of employment---which he said also looked "suspicious"?, AZ drivers license, voters registration, library card). Note: I am Denver-based crew; however, MOST crew members commute. Is there some way to seriously dispute this? The rejection notice said that you may appeal by providing a written statement of all the facts relative to the matter----but I've already done this and have no idea HOW to "prove" my "intentions". Is there someone who "specializes" in this? The difference between in-state and out-of-state is pretty significant!