Nebraska Revised Statute 85-502

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85-502. State postsecondary educational institution; residence requirements.

Rules and regulations established by the governing board of each state postsecondary educational institution shall require as a minimum that a person is not deemed to have established a residence in this state, for purposes of sections 85-501 to 85-504, unless:

(1) Such person is of legal age or is an emancipated minor and has established a home in Nebraska where he or she is habitually present for a minimum period of one hundred eighty days, with the bona fide intention of making this state his or her permanent residence, supported by documentary proof;

(2) The parents, parent, or guardian having custody of a minor registering in the educational institution have established a home in Nebraska where such parents, parent, or guardian are or is habitually present with the bona fide intention to make this state their, his, or her permanent residence, supported by documentary proof. If a student has matriculated in any state postsecondary educational institution while his or her parents, parent, or guardian had an established home in this state, and the parents, parent, or guardian ceases to reside in the state, such student shall not thereby lose his or her resident status if such student has the bona fide intention to make this state his or her permanent residence, supported by documentary proof;

(3) Such student is of legal age and is a dependent for federal income tax purposes of a parent or former guardian who has established a home in Nebraska where he or she is habitually present with the bona fide intention of making this state his or her permanent residence, supported by documentary proof;

(4) Such student is a nonresident of this state prior to marriage and marries a person who has established a home in Nebraska where he or she is habitually present with the bona fide intention of making this state his or her permanent residence, supported by documentary proof;

(5) Except as provided in subdivision (8) of this section, such student, if an alien, has applied to or has a petition pending with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service to attain lawful status under federal immigration law and has established a home in Nebraska for a period of at least one hundred eighty days where he or she is habitually present with the bona fide intention to make this state his or her permanent residence, supported by documentary proof;

(6) Such student is a staff member or a dependent of a staff member of the University of Nebraska, one of the Nebraska state colleges, or one of the community college areas who joins the staff immediately prior to the beginning of a term from an out-of-state location;

(7) Such student is on active duty with the armed services of the United States and has been assigned a permanent duty station in Nebraska, or is a legal dependent of a person on active duty with the armed services of the United States assigned a permanent duty station in Nebraska; or

(8)(a) Such student resided with his or her parent, guardian, or conservator while attending a public or private high school in this state and:

(i) Graduated from a public or private high school in this state or received the equivalent of a high school diploma in this state;

(ii) Resided in this state for at least three years before the date the student graduated from the high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma;

(iii) Registered as an entering student in a state postsecondary educational institution not earlier than the 2006 fall semester; and

(iv) Provided to the state postsecondary educational institution an affidavit stating that he or she will file an application to become a permanent resident at the earliest opportunity he or she is eligible to do so.

(b) If the parent, guardian, or conservator with whom the student resided ceases to reside in the state, such student shall not lose his or her resident status under this subdivision if the student has the bona fide intention to make this state his or her permanent residence, supported by documentary proof.

Source

    Laws 1923, c. 57, § 4, p. 179;
    C.S.1929, § 85-504;
    R.S.1943, § 85-502;
    Laws 1951, c. 348, § 1, p. 1137;
    Laws 1961, c. 458, § 1, p. 1397;
    Laws 1965, c. 582, § 1, p. 1877;
    Laws 1971, LB 408, § 1;
    Laws 1980, LB 304, § 2;
    Laws 1982, LB 796, § 1;
    Laws 2006, LB 239, § 1.

Annotations

Requirement of continuous residency of four months independent of school attendance to establish residence for tuition purposes does not infringe on one's constitutional rights. Thompson v. Board of Regents of University of Nebraska, 187 Neb. 252, 188 N.W.2d 840 (1971).