I filed for Texas residence status with my school in October. Jake and I have been here for over a year now, so I thought it would be no problem for me to get residence at school, and therefore get in-state tuition.
It would seem logical to a girl that if one possesses a Texas drivers license, a voter registration card and voted in Texas, has Texas plates on her car, and overall contributes to the Texas economy she would be consider a Texas resident. That girl would be wrong. All of these lovely examples only count as secondary proof that I am a resident. From the schools perspective in order to be consider a Texas resident, I would need to have held a job for 12 solid months, so my 10 month stint didn't count. Be married to a Texas resident, own a home in Texas, or be able to prove that I have spent the last 12 months as a homemaker doing jobs that would otherwise have been hired out.
Well after talking with the school registrar, the only category I fit into is the homemaker category. So I had to have Jake write a letter stating that I have not been working so that I could support him and run our home. So 1950's.
But whatever, we did it. The school now considers me a resident, I'll get lower tuition, and everyone will be happy.
Do you suppose this means I have to start doing the laundry now?