Florida Residency

Independent Status

Undergraduate students age 24 or older and all graduate students regardless of age are presumed to be independent by the State. All other students seeking to claim independence must provide proof of independence in addition to Florida residency documentation (see Section II).

To qualify for in-state status, the student must complete the Residency Affidavit and submit copies of eligible documents.

I. Eligible Residency Documents - The State of Florida requires the submission of two documents which must be dated/issued at least 12 months prior to the first day of classes for the semester for which Florida residency is sought. Moreover, if there is evidence of legal ties to another state, Florida residency may not be claimed. The documents submitted must include at least one proof from the list of Primary documents below. No single document shall be conclusive.

Primary Documents:

Secondary Documents:


II. Proof of Independence (required if student is under the age of 24 and is NOT a graduate student)
Students seeking to claim residency as an independent must submit one of the following along with eligible residency documentation outlined above.

*The estimate is based on the cost of attendance for in-state residents.

Students and claimants who are Non-U.S. Citizens are required to submit documentation to verify permanent resident or visa status IN ADDITION to documentation required for in-state status.