But it is a rare occurrence to find a companion that can support and understand you at your best and at your worst.
We were already spending one year apart as it is, and I wondered if our relationship could endure three or four more.
If you are a graduate student, you're presumed to be financially independent for purposes of residency unless your parents claimed you as a dependent on their federal tax return for the most recent tax year.
Graduate student instructors, teaching or research assistants, or teaching associates employed 49% time or more (or awarded the equivalent in university-administered funds, e.g., grants, stipends, fellowships) in the term for which resident classification is sought may be exempted from the financial independence requirement.
Admittedly, it took me some time to fully realize this and draw a line in the sand.
Needless to say, geography played a major role in the programs to which I chose to apply.
If you’re a nonresident student who is in the process of establishing California residency, and you leave California for more than one month during the summer before the term in which you are establishing resident status, your intent will be questioned.