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Old Oct 21st 2014, 7:31 pm
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Old Oct 21st 2014, 7:49 pm
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A double negative. Hmmmm.
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Old Oct 21st 2014, 7:52 pm
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Scholarships: most state permanent US resident, some are for USC only.

Finances - for us, in Texas as GC holders and Texas residents, tuition+board+books at UT Austin is about the same as UK resident fees+living costs. The difference of course is that the fees are payable each year in advance in the USA whereas you repay afterwards in the UK. Out of state or private colleges may cost you more.

Also, wouldn't your 8th grader be going back to the UK when the Brits have already done a year of GCSEs? Or have I miscalculated that one?
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Scholarships: most state permanent US resident, some are for USC only.

Finances - for us, in Texas as GC holders and Texas residents, tuition+board+books at UT Austin is about the same as UK resident fees+living costs. The difference of course is that the fees are payable each year in advance in the USA whereas you repay afterwards in the UK. Out of state or private colleges may cost you more.

Also, wouldn't your 8th grader be going back to the UK when the Brits have already done a year of GCSEs? Or have I miscalculated that one?
I thought they were all 2-year courses but looking it up, some are longer so I think you're right.
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If we go back then it would be for options year which is grade 9 where we live so no. However if the green card doesn't get through then we would be going back mid GCE's which presents another set of hurdles which I think we will have to take a risk on if we decide to stay.

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I think I saw someone on another thread say it takes three years to re-establish residency in the UK for the purposes of university tuition fees, otherwise you end up being charged as an overseas student. So bear that in mind if you do end up going to the UK.
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I think I saw someone on another thread say it takes three years to re-establish residency in the UK for the purposes of university tuition fees, otherwise you end up being charged as an overseas student. So bear that in mind if you do end up going to the UK.
Yes that's correct.

Possibility they could present it as a temporary absence, especially if the green card doesn't go ahead.
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Scholarships: most state permanent US resident, some are for USC only.

Finances - for us, in Texas as GC holders and Texas residents, tuition+board+books at UT Austin is about the same as UK resident fees+living costs. The difference of course is that the fees are payable each year in advance in the USA whereas you repay afterwards in the UK. Out of state or private colleges may cost you more.

Also, wouldn't your 8th grader be going back to the UK when the Brits have already done a year of GCSEs? Or have I miscalculated that one?
However community colleges are generally very inexpensive. Many Americans do 2 years at community colleges and then transfer to a university. The following are the community college costs for Texas.

College For All Texans: College Costs
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I think I saw someone on another thread say it takes three years to re-establish residency in the UK for the purposes of university tuition fees, otherwise you end up being charged as an overseas student. So bear that in mind if you do end up going to the UK.
This is a moot point and depends on the visa you have. If you have a temporary working visa for the USA, such as L1/L2, haven't applied for permanent resident status and the plan was to go back to the UK/EU at the end of a fixed period, then you have a strong case to argue for ordinary resident in the UK.

some info here: UKCISA - 'Ordinary residence' case law

and more here:
http://www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/m...v1.4_final.pdf
page 18 ish.

Of course, if you've got a GC, then forget it, you're an international student.
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Seems parents assume their kids will want to go to college after high school these days....

I am from the era of you don't need college, so we have no plans for it parents though.
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I am a British expat and have lived in the US as a green card holder for the last 10 years. I have been in community college for the last almost two years (will graduate with an Associate's in May then I will be transferring). I have received the full Pell grant each year I've been in school which has covered 100% of my tuition and books with some left over. There is no difference (at least in Texas) between USC and LPR as far as college application goes. Scholarships are individual but every one I've personally seen has said both USC and LPR are eligible.
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Old Oct 25th 2014, 2:22 pm
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Many thanks. Very helpful
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