Part time PhD in another state on H1b VISA

Asked over 1 year ago - Dallas, TX

I am currently on a H1b VISA, working in Texas.

1) Can I pursue a part time PhD in a university located in Georgia?
2) Will I qualify for in-state tuition, working in Texas? Intuitively, I think No, but would like to get confirmation.

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  1. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . 1. Only if doing so does not cause you to violate your H-1B status.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  2. J. David Swaim Jr.

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    Answered . H-1s can attend school on a full or part time basis as long as they work legally for an H-1 petitioner. In state tuition is not an immigration question and you will need to check on the in state tuition rules in Georgia, or with the school.

  3. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

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    Answered . 1. Only if doing so will not cause you to be out of status. 2. Depends on the State's residency requirements.

    Law Offices of J Thomas Smith J.D., Ph.D 11500 Northwest Freeway, Suite 280 Houston, TX 77092 713-LAWYER-2 www.... more

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