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Any chance in appealing UC Berkeley's decision on CA Residency for tuition purposes? Please HELP!

Berkeley, CA |

I am a newly admitted UCB transfer from a CA Community College and was denied residency for indicating an out-of-state dr. license on my Statement of Legal Residence. I was unable to apply for CA DL due to immigration documents being stolen a few years back. I am finally in the process of replacing them and obtaining a CA DL; however, it may take a few months before my request is processed by the USCIS and DMV.
Do I have a chance in appealing? I've lived, worked, payed my taxes, had bank accounts, phone bills, medical bills in CA for the last 4.5 years. Besides, I was paying in-state tuition in my Community college for 3 yrs and was qualified financial aid.

And my biggest concern: if my appeal is denied, do I still keep my right to apply again in October for the Spring semester?

Thanks!

Attorney Answers 1


  1. There is almost always some appeal process. The question is whether you can come up with the proof in time. Definitely appeal and/or find an attorney to help you through the process.

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