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
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