We came across something called resident low fee benefit for people who have been living for over one year in a particular state in the United states, while they are applying for studies in a university in that state .What are the conditions in California to be considered a resident for this benefit? Is it available for an H4 visa holder or an F1 visa holder ?
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I think you are referring to resident versus non-resident tuition. If so, certainly non-immigrant visas have the capability of establishing residency, while others do not. Holders of H-1B have the capacity (and I believe beneficiaries); however, F-1 visa holders do not since the must retain an unrelinquished foreign residency and, therefore, can never establish residency. Residency requirement can be found in various California statutes and codes.