Quote Originally Posted by DumbAss Tanker View Post
Correct. NJ in particular has had some very strange outcomes on things that just wouldn't fly in most other states.

A big factor here would be whether her parents are actually paying her living expenses away from home, and whether they claimed her as a dependent on their State and Federal income taxes. If they did those things, they're probably sucking wind on the high school tuition in a NJ court.
She was in their house until October, so they can still claim her on Fed taxes... 9 mos is required to claim as a dependent.