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Petition for Reclassification to
Florida Resident for Tuition Purposes

It is important to understand that living in or attending school in Florida is not sufficient evidence to establish residency for tuition purposes. Students must show that they were in Florida to maintain a bona fide domicile.


If you believe you qualify for Florida residency for tuition purposes, complete a Petition for Reclassification to Florida Residency for Tuition Purpose Form
, attach all requested copies of documentation and submit to the Office of Admissions and Records. 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 resident classification is sought. All documentation is subject to verification. No single piece of documentation shall be conclusive.


A Florida “resident for tuition purposes” is an independent person who has, or a dependent person whose spouse, parent or legal guardian has, established and maintained legal residency in Florida for at least twelve complete months immediately prior to the start of classes for the semester.  To qualify as a Florida resident for tuition purposes, you must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien, or meet exceptions outlined in F.S. 1009.21 or Florida Administrative Code 6A-10.044.  All other persons are ineligible for classification as a Florida “resident for tuition purposes.”  Students who depend on out-of-state parents for support are presumed to be legal residents of the same state as their parents.

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