To qualify as a Florida resident for tuition purposes, the student (dependent or independent) must be a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident alien, or a legal alien granted indefinite stay by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and must have established physical and legal residence in Florida for at least one year.
Residency Reclassification Information
In accordance with S1009.21 Florida Statutes, Rules 6A-10.044 and 6A-20.003, Florida Administrative Code, and the Board of Governors Residency Regulation, the Office of the Registrar is required to adhere to specific procedures in making determinations for residency reclassification for students who were initially classified as non-Florida.
The burden of proof is on the applicant to present clear and convincing documentation that supports permanent legal residency in this state for at least 12 months, rather than temporary residency for the purpose of pursuing an education.
When do I submit my request for residency reclassification?
Forms are due one week (seven calendar days) before the first day of classes for the semester in which you seek reclassification.
Residency reclassification requests and any supporting documentation should be submitted no earlier than two months before the start of the semester in which you request reclassification. Because a person's situation may change at any time, this two-month window is critical. Any documents submitted too early will be returned, and re-submission at a later time will be required.
*Please see Residency Reclassification Information for full details.