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.

Disclaimer: All credentials and documents submitted become the property of USF. The originals or copies of the originals will not be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another institution, agency, or person.

Term Deadline to Submit Request for Reclassification Domicile Year Tax Year

Fall 2024

December 7, 2023 August 20, 2022 through August 20, 2023 2022

Spring 2024

April 26, 2024 January 7, 2023 through January 7, 2024 2023
Summer A and C 2024 June 21, 2024 May 12, 2023 through May 12, 2024 2023
Summer B 2024 August 2, 2024 June 23, 2023 through June 23, 2024 2023
Fall 2024 (tentative) December 6, 2024 August 25, 2023 through August 25, 2024 2023

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