After college (Dec 2007) in NC as a dependent of my parents where they still live, I gained employment in GA, became independent, & a resident of GA. I got accepted into a graduate program in PA, moved there in June 2010 & started classes the next month. I became a PA resident & paid state taxes for 2010. Since the university said one had to be in PA for 12 months prior to enrollment, I paid out-of-state tuition for the first year. I applied for in-state resident tuition in July 2011. I was denied & many of the reasons used were erroneous, as though they did not read my application. I appealed & also submitted a sworn affadavit stating that I will stay in PA if employed after getting my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in July 2013. I attended the hearing but it was denied.Yes, I am domiciled in PA as it is the place where I intend to reside permanently or indefinitely, & I do in fact reside. I registered to vote, have a PA driver's license, (don't own a car), rent an apt. & pay utilities, am employed at a Phila. hospital & pay city & state taxes, have PA bank account, belong to PA PT Assoc., have a small business & pay state taxes, and all my mother's family still lives in PA where my Mom was born. The appeal denial letter is based on PA Res. Tuition Elig. Guidelines & stated some of <my> evidence shows PA domicile, but "the evidence taken as a whole necessitates a conclusion that she is not domiciled in this Commonwealth." They also say "Once classified as a non-resident for tuition purposes, such a student 'will ordinarily continue to be so classified throughout his/her attendance at the University." (Guide. Sec.A). Mine is not an ordinary situation. I should get PA domicile status as my situation is an exception. Are you or do you know an ed. law attny?