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

    Contributor Level 20


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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.


    Contributor Level 13

    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.


    Contributor Level 20


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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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