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Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes

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  1. Residency for tuition purposes
  2. What are the Basic Requirements for Florida Residency?
  3. How do I determine if I'm a dependent student or an independent student?
  4. How do I prove financial independence?
  5. Who is my "claimant"?
  6. What do I need to provide to prove my claim for Florida residency?
  7. Qualification by Exception
  8. I am a Non-U.S Citizen. Do I qualify as Florida Resident for Tuition Purposes?
  9. Important things to know about establishing Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes
  10. Definitions
  11. Appeal Procedures

Qualification by Exception

  • I am a qualified beneficiary under the terms of the Florida Prepaid College Program (s. 1009.98, Florida Statutes). (Required: Copy of Florida Prepaid Recipient card).

  • I am married to a person who has maintained legal residence in Florida for at least the past 12 consecutive months. I now have established legal residence and intend to make Florida my permanent home. (Required: copy of marriage certificate and/or other documents required to establish residency).

  • I was previously enrolled at a Florida state postsecondary institution and classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes. I am transferring to another Florida state postsecondary institution within 12 months of the previous enrollment. (Required: Evidence of previous enrollment as a FL resident).

  • I was previously enrolled at a Florida state postsecondary institution and classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes. I abandoned my Florida domicile less than 12 months ago and am now re-establishing Florida legal residence.

  • Active duty members of the Armed Services of the United States residing or stationed in this state, their spouses and dependent children, and active drilling members of the Florida National Guard. (Required: Copy of military orders or DD2058 showing home of record).

  • Active duty members of the Armed Services of the United States and their spouses and dependents attending a Florida College System institution or state university within 50 miles of the military establishment Rule 6A‐10.044, F.A.C., Form FRD‐1 Effective December, 2015 Page 3 where they are stationed, if such military establishment is within a county contiguous to Florida. (Required: Copy of military orders).

  • United States citizens living on the Isthmus of Panama, who have completed 12 consecutive months of college work at the Florida State University Panama Canal Branch, and their spouses and dependent children. (Required: Copy of marriage certificate or proof of dependency).

  • Full-time instructional and administrative personnel employed by state public schools and institutions of higher education and their spouses and dependent children. (Required: Employment Verification).

  • Students from Latin America and the Caribbean who receive scholarships from the federal or state government. Any student classified pursuant to this paragraph shall attend, on a full-time basis, a Florida institution of higher education. (Required: proof of scholarship and Latin America or Caribbean residency.)

  • Southern Regional Education Board’s Academic Common Market graduate students attending Florida’s state universities. (Required: Certification letter from State Academic Common Market Coordinator).

  • Full-time employees of state agencies or political subdivisions of the state when the student fees are paid by the state agency or political subdivision for the purpose of job-related law enforcement or corrections training. (Required: Employment verification/payment agreement).

  • McKnight Doctoral Fellows and Finalists who are United States citizens. (Required: Verification from graduate studies).

  • United States citizens living outside the United States who are teaching at a Department of Defense Dependent School or in an American International School and who enroll in a graduate level education program which leads to a Florida teaching certificate. (Required: Proof of enrollment in graduate program for FL teaching certificate).

  • Active duty members of the Canadian military residing or stationed in this state under the North American Air Defense (NORAD) agreement, and their spouses and dependent children, attending a Florida College System institution or state university within 50 miles of the military establishment where they are stationed. (Required: Proof of active duty membership for specified purpose).

  • Active duty members of a foreign nation’s military who are serving as liaison officers and are residing or stationed in this state, and their spouses and dependent children, attending a Florida College System institution or state university within 50 miles of the military establishment where the foreign liaison officer is stationed. (Required: Proof of active duty membership for specified purpose).

 

 Last Modified 11/8/16