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New Hampshire -- The "Live Free or Die" State => Moving & Housing => Topic started by: Summerlin on October 30, 2003, 08:43:36 pm

Title: New Hampshire residency in less than a year?
Post by: Summerlin on October 30, 2003, 08:43:36 pm
Does anybody here have any ideas for becomming a Resident in less than 1 year?

I'm a College student and -if I head to NH- would like to bypass the 1 year wait.
Title: Re:New Hampshire residency in less than a year?
Post by: jgmaynard on October 30, 2003, 08:52:43 pm
There is no residency clause for voting - Justin and Virginia Somma voted about 10 days after arriving in NH. You just need to have a perm residence here, which you are to live in more than 1/2 the year (IIRC).

JM
Title: Re:New Hampshire residency in less than a year?
Post by: skw on November 03, 2003, 02:41:58 pm
I think that the point of the original poster was to qualify for subsidized "in-state" tuition rates at a government-sponsored institution of higher education, rather than at the higher "out of state" rate.  (The out of state students' tuition often subsidizes the in-state students.)

Let's not debate the merit of accepting government handouts that are offered.  

As a practical matter though, if the state has "in-state" tuition, they probably don't have any good loopholes in the law.  So, how about moving to the state and working for a year to save up for college?   It is much easier than working while going to college.  
Title: Re:New Hampshire residency in less than a year?
Post by: mvpel on November 21, 2003, 10:24:43 pm
If this was California, you could just say you were an illegal immigrant and don't have any paperwork, and they'd give you the in-state rate.  It probably helps out there if you can barely speak English too.  ::)

-Mike (very glad to be out of California and in New Hampshire) Pelletier