Residency Information

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.

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 Begin Submitting Request for Reclassification Deadline to Submit Request for Reclassification in Full Domicile Year Tax Year

Spring 2024

August 21, 2023

January 12, 2024

January 7 2023 through January 7, 2024


Summer 2024

January 8, 2024

May 17, 2024

May 12, 2023 through
May 12, 2024


Fall 2024

May 13, 2024

August 30, 2024

August 25, 2023 through August 25, 2024