• Petitioned University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This petition was delivered to:

Residence Status Committee
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Recognize my status as a North Carolina Resident for Tuition Purposes

    1. Ashley Andersen
    2. Petition by

      Ashley Andersen

      Chapel Hill, NC

October 2012


After Ashley Andersen was denied in-state tuition to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she started this petition to gather supporters to help recognize her legal status as a North Carolina Resident. Her petition helped convince UNC Chapel Hill officials to grant her in-state status.

I have lived in North Carolina for the past 8 years, and fully consider myself a resident by many standards, both lawful and demonstrative. My decision to stay in North Carolina was one based in finance and loyalty to the University and State that have come to be my home. If I am not granted in-state tuition, I will not be attending graduate school this year.

I was denied Residency for Tuition Purposes, and have been given the opportunity to appeal this decision. At my meeting to appeal, I would love to have a petition signed by those who know where my roots are planted -- North Carolina.

Thank you for your time and your signature,

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Kari Haddy PITTSBORO, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      Ashley is my student teacher this year. Even though I have only met her a few times, she has told me about her experiences at her high school in Hickory, NC and her undergraduate years at UNC. I can already tell that she is very bright and devoted to her calling as a teacher. I am looking forward to working with her this year as her mentor teacher, so hope this issue is resolved very soon so she can continue her inservice.

    • Juddy Adamson CHAPEL HILL, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      Ashley Anderson has worked for my as a work study student for years while she was an undergraduate student at University of North Carolina. I wrote several recommendations to graduate schools for her, but I was not surprised that she made the decision to remain at Carolina for her advanced study. Ashley has made North Carolina her home and she chose not to leave. Our state is in need of good teachers and I hardly think that we can afford to turn them away. I believe that Ashley should receive resident status in North Carolina.

    • Monique Araujo CHAPEL HILL, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      I have seen Ashley hold a job, while going to school and doing so with ambition and determination. She has been in NC for as long as I have known her and deserves the future that UNC has to offer to her. UNC as well has much to gain from Ashley's determination. All and all, I have seen Ashley love out Carrboro, our Chapel Hill and our UNC. Good luck Ashley.

    • James Trier CARRBORO, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      Ashley is currently a student in the English cohort of the Master of Arts in Teaching program, and I think it is essential that her residency be acknowledged so she can continue in our program. She has been a resident of NC since her high school years, she graduated from a NC high school, and she has her BA from UNC. By all accounts, she has been and continues to be a resident of NC, and so this issue should be resolved as soon as possible.

    • Penny Moonstone SPRINGFIELD, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      I too have moved from my home state to another and made it my home.


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