Liane Larson grew up in Kansas. Her parents are military veterans who served in Kansas. She graduated from high school in Kansas, and her husband is from Kansas.
But when Larson arrived at The University of Kansas, she didn’t qualify for in-state tuition. When she joined the Air Force after graduation, she was stationed in Arizona and claimed Arizona residency.
“I’m in the National Guard in Kansas (now),” said Larson, a pharmacy student. “Luckily I got a fee waiver, and my GI Bill paid for my education. But the university still didn’t recognize me as a resident.”