Residency for Tuition Purposes
Students seeking Florida residency for tuition purposes are required to submit documentation to the college that proves their residency. The first step in deciding what type of documentation is required is to determine if the student is dependent or independent. Dependent students are required to submit the documentation proving the residency of their parent or legal guardian. Independent students are required to submit documentation validating their independent status. Students under the age of 24 are typically considered dependent unless they can prove that they have generated income totaling more than 50% of the cost of attendance. This figure cannot include income received from scholarships, grants, or loans. Cost of attendance varies across colleges.
For prospective students new to Florida, it is important to know that you cannot establish Florida residency just by virtue of 12-month enrollment in a college. Additional information may be found in the Guidelines for Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes. For specific information regarding residency, students should contact the college.
- 1009.21 - Determination of resident status for tuition purposes
- 1009.40 - General requirements for student eligibility for state financial aid awards and tuition assistance grants
- 6A-10.044 - Residency for Tuition Purposes
- 6A-20.003 - Florida Residency as a Requirement for the Receipt of State Student Aid