Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes
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- Residency for tuition purposes
- What are the Basic Requirements for Florida Residency?
- How do I determine if I'm a dependent student or an independent student?
- How do I prove financial independence?
- Who is my "claimant"?
- What do I need to provide to prove my claim for Florida residency?
- Qualification by Exception
- I am a Non-U.S Citizen. Do I qualify as Florida Resident for Tuition Purposes?
- Important things to know about establishing Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes
- Appeal Procedures
Important things to know about establishing Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes
- A student who comes to Florida to enroll full-time in a state institution of higher learning as an out-of-state resident and continuously enrolls will not normally meet the Florida residency requirements for in-state tuition, regardless of the length of time enrolled.
- Simply living in the state of Florida for a 12 month period or longer and/or attending school in Florida does not automatically result in qualification for in-state residency.
- To qualify as a resident for tuition purposes you must be a U.S citizen, permanent resident alien, a legal alien granted indefinite stay by Homeland Security, or qualify under one the of the special categories outlined on the Qualifications by Exception page .
- Documents supporting a student's claim for Florida residency must be dated, issued or filed at least 12 months before the first day of the semester for which residency is being sought.
- Students who are dependent on out-of-state parents are presumed to be legal residents of the same state as their parents.
- Residence in the state of Florida must be for the purpose of establishing a permanent home and not merely incident to enrollment at an institution of higher education.
- A marriage license/certificate is required in all cases where a spouse is claiming residency on their partner's behalf.
- Leases and employment verification show physical presence only. Additional information is required to show legal ties to the state of Florida in order to qualify for residency.
- Retaining legal ties to any state other than Florida is considered evidence that can disqualify a student from being considered as a bona fide resident of Florida. Example: having a license from another state is considered a legal tie to a state other than Florida.