I’ve just been accepted to UM. When can I make an application for
That depends. Y you cannot make an application until your 20th
birthday unless you are a minor of a dependent parent employed in the
state. Remember, that you cannot be reclassified if your purpose here is to
be a student.
My dad lives in another state but he pays taxes in Alabama because he runs a
business there. Would I qualify for instate reclassification?
As the policy outlines, if your supporting parent pays Alabama income taxes
and claims you as a dependent then you would qualify for reclassification.
My parents are divorced and I have one that lives in Alabama and one that
lives in Georgia. Can I get instate tuition?
That depends on who is claiming you on their taxes as their dependent.
My parents live out of state, claim me as their dependent and help pay my
school tuition. Do I qualify to be reclassified?
Under Alabama law you would not meet the qualifications to be reclassified
I’m moving to Montevallo to begin school in the fall. I have purchased a
house in the area, can I qualify for reclassification?
Maybe. The law states that you must be in Alabama for other reasons other
than attending a school. Proof of a residence to remain indefinitely is
taken into consideration but is not the only consideration made. More ties
must be made with the state of Alabama than any other state.
I am a member of the National Guard here in Alabama but am from North
Carolina. Can I qualify under the military exception?
No, National Guard is not recognized under Alabama law as active military
for tuition purposes.
I move home in the summer for a lucrative job that I need to help pay my
tuition. I know it says 12 consecutive months but is there an exception?
Unfortunately, we cannot break Alabama law to allow that exception.
Residents must live for at least 12 consecutive months within Alabama to be
eligible to be reclassified.
I am from Tennessee and went to school in Arkansas and was classified as in
state there, will that negatively affect my reclassification application?
It may. We would look at the other institutions that you have attended and
inquire about your status there.