Documents for Proof of Residency
To qualify as a “resident for tuition purposes,” an applicant or the dependent applicant’s parent/legal guardian must establish and maintain legal residency in Florida. The documents supporting the establishment of legal residency must be dated, issued or filed 12 months immediately prior to the first day of classes of the term for which a Florida resident classification is sought. These supporting residency documents must be received in the Registrar’s office by the end of the regular posted add/drop period for that term. All documentation is subject to verification. Additional documentation, other than what is stated below, may be requested in some cases. A minimum of one of the documents supporting the establishment of legal residence must be dated, issued, or filed 12 months immediately prior to the first day of classes of the semester for which a Florida residency classification is sought. All documentation is subject to verification. NO SINGLE DOCUMENT SHALL BE CONCLUSIVE. Major semesters are Fall, Spring, and/or Summer semesters.
Documentary Evidence of Florida Residency
- A valid Florida driver's license (“Florida Only” not acceptable)
- A valid Florida vehicle registration
- A valid Florida voter’s identification card
- Proof of purchase of permanent primary home in Florida
- Proof of Homestead exemption
- A Declaration of Domicile filed in Florida
- Rent receipts and/or lease in Florida (used as proof of physical presence only)
- Proof of state of Florida unemployment or state aid
- Letter of employment in Florida on official company letterhead
Persons having an out-of-state driver’s license, vehicle registration, voter’s registration or employment are not considered permanent residents of the state of Florida.
NOTE: Retroactive changes and refunds for prior terms will not be made. Petitions to change classification for next term can be made through the reclassification process.