Originally Posted by s/vPainkiller
My experience (SC and NC) is that they want more than just a voters registration
card to establish residency for tuition purposes. You have to own property or have a signed lease
, plus stuff like utility, cable bills, etc to verify that you actually live there or can establish that you have a residence there. This is more stringent than just establishing "residency" for voting and tax purposes. Which means I think using mail forwarding addresses like St. Brendans Isle won't cut it for getting instate tuition unfortunately.
You need to get a drivers license
, register to vote, file taxes
using mailing address in the state you want to set up residence. May also need a marina contract
in place of "utility bills, etc" showing you have a physical residence (the marina). IIRC this is what I need to prove to FL to get drivers license
You also can file a Declaration of Domicile form although my research
showed this wasn't necessary for FL.