Florida Residency Guidelines

-    Residency for tuition purposes
-    What are the Basic Requirements for Florida Residency?
-    How do I determine if I'm a dependent student or an independent student?
-    How do I prove financial independence?
-    Who is my "claimant"?
-    What do I need to provide to prove my claim for Florida residency?
-    Special Categories
-    I am a Non-U.S Citizen. Do I qualify as Florida Resident for Tuition Purposes?
-    Important things to know about establishing Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes
-    Definitions
-    Appeal Procedures

Who is my "claimant"?

A claimant is the person who is providing evidence of the establishment of permanent legal residence in Florida.

-For independent students*, the claimant is the student.  Documentation substantiating independent status will be required.  (Please see the Proving Financial Independence Section )

-For dependent students*, the claimant can be the student's parent, legal guardian (as appointed by the court, court decree  required), a spouse (marriage certificate required), or in rare cases, and adult relative.  ( Please see "Special Categories" section for more information)

*A dependent student is presumed to be a legal resident of the same state as their parent(s).

 Last Modified 11/8/16