I enrolled in the Santa Monica College, CA this Spring to finish my BFA degree. Despite I have a Green Card they charge me with non-residence tuition.
They asked me to send in a form and three support documents listed in the form to prove my residency. So I did.
After reviewing my documents they still denied me. They said I can't approve my financial independence. Upon reviewing the bank statement they see a big chunk of saving is sent from my parent.
I have to admit I don't have a steady job here yet. mostly a bunch of indie-film production gigs and I got paid by cash.
So I'm confused, am I not eligible for in-state student tuition even I have a green card? Here is the website and Forms.