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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.

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.

Florida Statutes

  • 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

State Board of Education Rule

  • 6A-10.044 - Residency for Tuition Purposes
  • 6A-20.003 - Florida Residency as a Requirement for the Receipt of State Student Aid