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In certain circumstances, Florida Statute provides accommodation for a student to receive temporary classification for in-state tuition purposes when supporting documentation is submitted. A student should only request residency classification using one of these categories if they do not qualify as either an independent or a dependent student.
You must submit the supporting documentation along with the Residency Classification or Reclassification form. All letters of verification must include a contact name and telephone number so university staff can confirm the information you provided.
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A copy of your marriage license, AND two legal ties to the state held by your spouse AND spouse employment history. Legal ties must be issued 12 months before start of the term for which you are applying for residency reclassification. Acceptable legal ties include:
*Applicant must show that all legal ties to another state have been relinquished.
Permanent resident aliens and other legal aliens granted indefinite stay by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services may be considered for initial classification and reclassification providing they submit all appropriate documentation. The student must also meet the criteria set forth under Qualifying for In-State Residency.
For a permanent resident alien, acceptable documentation includes:
For an international student, proof of visa status is required. Only the following categories of visa holders are eligible for consideration. All others are ineligible to establish Florida residency for tuition purposes.
Non-U.S. citizens in the following categories are also eligible to establish Florida residency for tuition purposes.
Documentation must show that all legal ties to another state have been relinquished.
*Please Note: You must still show proof of Florida residency. This option is only intended to waive the 12 month requirement on your residency documents.
A copy of your scholarship award letter for the current academic year.
Note: You must also be a citizen of a Latin American or Caribbean nation receiving a scholarship award from a Florida state agency of at least $500 per academic year. Privately administered scholarships do not qualify. Reclassification as a temporary Florida resident for tuition purposes is valid only for the academic year(s) in which the scholarship is awarded.
A copy of the front and back of your Florida pre-paid postsecondary expense card.
Copies of your adult relative's federal income tax returns for the past five years, establishing the familial relationship and indicating that you were claimed as a dependent, AND Two legal ties to the state held by your adult relative AND employment history. Legal ties must be issued 12 months before start of the term for which you are applying for residency. Acceptable legal ties include:
You must provide proof that you previously paid in-state tuition and demonstrate that you have relinquished any and all legal ties to the state of your most recent previous residence AND that you have re-established at least two legal ties with the state of Florida. Acceptable legal ties include:
A letter of certification from the state coordinator for the Southern Regional Education Board's Academic Common Market.
A letter of verification from your employer indicating you are a fulltime employee of a state agency or political subdivision AND you are enrolling in courses for the purpose of job-related law enforcement or corrections training. Documentation must show that all legal ties to another state have been relinquished.
A letter of verification from the Graduate School certifying that you are a McKnight Fellowship recipient.
Your Interstate Transfer Contract, NGB form 22-5-R-E, if you are an active National Guardsman who has been transferred to Florida from another state,
Your US Armed Forces enlist/re-enlist document, DD 4/1 and 4/2, if you have left the active armed services and have entered the National Guard.
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