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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

If you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, you will be classified as an independent student for the determination of residency for tuition purposes (documentation proving independent status will be required):

  • Will you be 24 years old or older by the first day of classes for the term for which you wish to enroll at FAU?
  • At the beginning of the school year will you be working on a master's, specialist or doctorate program (such as MA, MBA, MD, JD, PhD, EdD, or graduate certificate, etc.)?
  • As of today, are you married? ( Answer "yes" if you are separated but not divorced.)
  • Do you have children who receive more than half of their support from you?
  • Do you have dependents (other than children or spouse) who live with you and who receive more than half of their support from you?
  • Are both of your parents deceased, or are you (or were you until age 18) a ward or dependent of the court or state?
  • Are you currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for purposes other than training?
  • Do you provide a minimum of 51 percent of your own support? (Documents such as tax return, W-2 forms, pay stubs, employer earning verification will be required.)
 Last Modified 11/8/16