I'm sure the state funded university in Arkansas you wish to attend has information regarding the state law concerning residency in the state for univ. tuition purposes on its web pages - probably in the Admissions section. You can look there to read the rules.
This is the link to the information compiled by the well-respected College Board regarding the Arkansas residency requirements:
A brief summary of the rules for Arkansas:
* you will have to live in the state of Arkansas for at least 6 months in a row before starting at an Arkansas state funded university
* proofs of continued residency in the state include: copies of Federal and state income tax returns using an Arkansas address; assessment of real and/or personal property (real and personal property taxes); a state driver's license and vehicle registration; state voter's registration; active bank accounts; and permanent employment
The state also grants tuition waivers for students in certain categories. You can read about them in the publication cited in the link I gave above.
If you were planning to move to Arkansas when you were done with this semester at the junior college you attend, unless you can qualify for a tuition waiver, you will not qualify for Arkansas resident tuition for Fall 2012 classes. If you begin taking classes at the Arkansas univ. in Fall 2012, you will be charged the non-resident tuition, which will continue through your studies at the univ. in Arkansas.
However, if you move to Arkansas this June, start a job there, and take care of other requirements for residency, you could probably apply and start at the Arkansas univ. in the 2nd semester, starting Jan. 2013.
To make sure, I recommend you telephone the Admissions Office of the univ. to which you want to transfer and ask your questions of an admissions adviser.
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