Residency for Tuition Purposes

Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes refers to whether you are an in-state Florida resident or an out-of-state resident, and this classification determines your tuition cost as defined by Florida state statute 1009.21 and the State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.044. Students are encouraged to review the following documents for additional information.

All applicants must complete the Residency Classification for Tuition Purposes section of the application and submit the required documentation, regardless of the duration of their presence in Florida. A Florida resident for tuition purposes is defined as an individual who has resided in the state for 12 consecutive months while not enrolled in an institution of higher learning, prior to the beginning of classes, and who has established legal ties in Florida according to Florida Statute 1009.21.

Florida Legislature recently updated Florida Statute 1009.21. For updated information, please review here.

New / Returning Undergraduate Students

If you are a new undergraduate, degree seeking student or if you are a returning FAU student who wishes to return as degree-seeking after at least 3 consecutive terms of non-enrollment at FAU, your initial residency classification will be determined by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  Please complete the Residency Form and return it back to the Office of Undergraduate of Admissions Office of Admissions SU80, 777 Glades Road, P.O. Box 3091, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991 Phone: 561.297.3040 Fax: 561.297.2758.

The deadlines for submitting the Residency Form with appropriate documentation are:

 

New / Returning Graduate Students

If you are a new graduate, degree seeking student or if you are a returning FAU graduate student who wishes to return as degree-seeking after at least 3 consecutive terms of non-enrollment at FAU, your initial residency classification will be determined by the Graduate College.  Please complete the Residency Form and return it back to the Graduate College, SU 80, 777 Glades Road, SU 80, RM 101, Boca Raton, FL  33431 or send to gcresidency@fau.edu. Phone 561-297-1380; Fax 561-297-0874.

The deadlines for submitting the Residency Form with appropriate documentation are:

 

Reclassifying your Florida Residency Status

An individual who was initially classified as nonresident for tuition purposes may become eligible for reclassification as a resident for tuition purposes.  Reclassification requires an individual or the parent or legal guardian of a dependent person, to present clear and convincing documentation that supports permanent legal residence in Florida for at least 12 consecutive months rather than temporary residence for the purpose of pursuing an education.  Please note: Residency reclassification cannot be applied retroactively to previous terms.  In addition, it is possible to be both a legal resident of the state and a nonresident for tuition purposes concurrently. Also, living in or attending school in Florida will not, in itself establish legal residence for tuition purposes.

If you would like to reclassify for Florida residency status please complete the residency reclassification form here. Paperwork may be sent by fax, mail, or delivered in-person to any FAU campus. Please allow at least 10-14 business days for processing of any new incoming residency documents. The residency evaluation process may, in some cases, take up to six weeks depending on the student's individual situation and the availability of requested documents.

The deadlines for submitting the Residency Reclassification Form with appropriate documentation are:

 

In-State Tuition Requirements for Select Immigrant Florida HS Graduates

To see if you may qualify for Florida in-state residency which includes qualifying undocumented students, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students, students with undocumented parents, lawful permanent resident students, and certain non-U.S. citizen students please click here for further information.

Office of the Registrar
Bldg. SU80
777 Glades Road
P.O. Box 3091
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Fax: 561-297-2756
Office Main: 561-297-3050

Non-Degree Enrollment Application and Residency Form

Click here to open the Non-Degree Enrollment Application and Residency Form

 Last Modified 8/17/17