Full-time Students
An 18 year old is considered a dependent child for CA when they meet both of the following criteria:
They are a full-time student.
They are expected to complete their course of study before or during the month they turn 19. (See Date of Graduation)
To be considered a full-time student they must be attending either high school, or the equivalent level of a trade or technical school. Consider the following:
Full-time high school attendance is defined by the school the student is attending.
Full-time trade or technical school attendance is defined as either of the following:
30 hours per week including shop practice
25 hours per week without shop practice
A dependent child who is otherwise eligible may attend school or participate in JOB Corps out of state and remain eligible as follows:
For CA, the specified relative with whom the child lived in Arizona, must retain Arizona residency.