Just go to school in CaliforniaÂ as a resident.Â 😉
I donâ€™t think theyâ€™ve finalized the actual residential discount, but Iâ€™ve heard that it will be at least $5,000. Â The process of proving your residency in California is a bit cumbersome.Â The registration office sent me a list of required documents, based off of the information I had submitted before:
- Driverâ€™s license
- Vehicle registration
- Year old rental lease
- 2010 Tax Return
- 2009 Tax Return
- 2010 W2â€™s
- 2009 W2â€™s
- Latest Pay Stub
- Confirmation letter from payroll manager
- Bank Statement with CA address
It took me about 2.5 hours to find, compile, scan, and print everything; at the end I had over 30 pages of documentation to submit.Â And to top it off, they gave us a tiny yellow envelope to mail everything back.
My experience with UCLAâ€™s Grad School administrative office hasnâ€™t been great thus far.Â First off, I never received an email from the graduate division with links to fill out my Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) and Statement of Legal Residency SLR).Â I figured out online how to complete these tasks because I needed them to apply for housing.Â Secondly, the curriculum has not been finalized yet and, therefore, the waiver requirements for each course have not been distributed.Â Iâ€™m pretty sure I can test of introductory Accounting and Finance, and maybe take a more difficult course, but having been away from the core material for years, Iâ€™d definitely need some review first.
Anyway, I guess itâ€™s still pretty early in the year.Â Hopefully things will get better.