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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. Special Categories
  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

  1. I am married to a person who has maintained legal residence in Florida for at least 12 months. I have established legal residence and Florida is my permanent home. More info...


  2. I am a member of the armed services of the United States and I am stationed in Florida on active military duty pursuant to military orders, or whose home of record is Florida, or I am a member's spouse or dependent child. More info...


  3. According to the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, I am a permanent resident alien or other legal alien granted indefinite stay and I have maintained a domicile in Florida for at least 12 months.
    More info...


  4. I am a full-time instructional or administrative employee of a Florida public school, community college, or institution of higher education, or I am the employee's spouse or dependent child. More info...


  5. I am part of the Latin American / Caribbean Scholarship program.
    More info...


  6. I am a qualified beneficiary under the terms of the Florida Pre-Paid Post-Secondary Expense Program. More info...


  7. I am a dependent person who has resided for five years with an adult relative other than my parent / legal guardian and my relative has maintained legal residence in Florida for at least 12 months. More info...


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


  9. I am living on the Isthmus of Panama and have completed 12 consecutives months of college at the FSU Panama Canal Branch or I am the student's spouse or dependent child. More info...


  10. I am a Southern Regional Education Board's Academic Common Market graduate student. More info...


  11. I am a full time employee of state agency or political subdivision of the state whose student fees are paid by the state agency or political subdivision for the purpose of job-related law enforcement or correction training. More info...


  12. I am a McKnight Fellowship recipient. More info...


  13. I am an active member of Florida National Guard who qualifies under Florida Statutes s.250.10(7) and (8) for tuition assistance. More info...

 Last Modified 8/11/14