Non-Degree Admission

Non-Degree Initial Residency Classification

Being a Florida resident for tuition purposes means the student pays less per credit hour than a non-Florida resident. In order to be classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes, the student or the student's parent/legal guardian must have established Bona Fide Domicile and legal ties to the state for Florida, at least 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of the term in which the student is seeking in-state residency status. A student is classified as either a dependent or independent student.  In rare cases, a student may qualify for temporary in-state status by qualifying under an Exception Category.

Have questions about Florida's requirements and definitions for in-state residency?Florida Statute Section 1009.21 provides information on the criteria required by the State of Florida.

If you believe your residency classification is incorrect, fill out and submit the Non-Degree Seeking Initial Residency For Tuition Purposes Request form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar.

Deadline to Submit Request for Reclassification
Domicile Year

Tax Year

Spring 2021

MAY 6, 2021
JANUARY 10, 2020
JANUARY 10, 2021


Summer 2021

AUGUST 6, 2021
MAY 16, 2020
MAY 16, 2021


Fall 2021

DECEMBER 9, 2020
AUGUST 22, 2020 through AUGUST 22, 2021

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