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
- Appeal Procedures
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).