Download and complete the Florida Residency Declaration for tuition purposes and submit with your residency documents to the Office of Enrollment Services.
In order to receive an in-state tuition rate, students should follow the guidelines below on claiming Florida residency for tuition purposes. A student may be classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes if the student or the dependent student’s parent or guardian has been a legal resident of the State for at least 12 months preceding the first day of classes of the term for which Florida residency is sought.
The Florida residency requirements are in compliance with Section 1009.21, Florida Statutes, and State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.044.
RESIDENCY DECLARATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO ENROLLMENT SERVICES PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS FOR THE TERM
The determination of dependent or independent status is important because it is the basis for whether the student has to submit his/her own documentation of residency (as an independent) or his/her parent’s or guardian’s documentation of residency (as a dependent).
A student who meets any one of the following criteria shall be classified as an independent student for the determination of residency for tuition purposes:
(Evidence that the student meets one of these criteria must be provided)
All other students who do not meet the above definition of an independent student shall be classified as dependent students for the determination of residency for tuition purposes. The parent or legal guardian must provide evidence of Florida Residency for dependent students.
Following determination of the student’s status as it relates to independent or dependent, documentation supporting proof of residency for the requisite 12 consecutive month qualifying period prior to the first day of classes of the term for which residency is sought must be provided. The student and/or parent/guardian (if dependent) must provide at least two of the following documents that evidence the 12 month qualifying period. As some evidence is more persuasive than others, more than two may be required. No single piece of documentation will be considered conclusive.
At least 1 of the 2 documents submitted must be from this list, you may provide more than one from this section:
(May be used in conjunction with 1 document from Section A/First Tier)
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