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Financial Independence.   

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(a) A student seeking reclassification as a resident, who was classified as a nonresident in the preceding term, shall be determined financially independent or dependent in accordance with Education Code section 68044.

(b) A student who has established financial independence may be reclassified as a resident if the student has met the requirements of section 54020 for one year prior to the residence determination date.

(c) In determining whether the student has objectively manifested intent to establish California residence, financial independence shall weigh in favor of finding California residence, and financial dependence shall weigh against finding California residence.

(d) Financial dependence in the current or preceding calendar year shall weigh more heavily against finding California residence than shall financial dependence in earlier calendar years. Financial dependence in the current or preceding calendar year shall be overcome only if

(1) the parent on whom the student is dependent is a California resident, or

(2) there is no evidence of the student' continuing residence in another state.

Authority cited:

Education Code 66700

Education Code 68044

Education Code 70901

Reference:

Education Code 68044

(Amended by Register 95, No. 19).