Reclassification to Florida Resident
Pursuant to Florida School Code (SB 20-E) Section 1009.21 Florida Statues, an individual who is initially classified as a nonresident for tuition purposes may apply to become eligible for reclassification to a Florida resident by presenting documentation and completing the Residency Reclassification application.
The evidentiary requirement for reclassification goes beyond that for an initial classification. An individual who is initially classified as a nonresident for tuition purposes may become eligible for reclassification as a resident for tuition purposes only if that individual, or his or her parent of that individual is a dependent, presents clear and convincing documentation that supports permanent legal residency in this state for 12 consecutive months.
To satisfy documentation requirements, the student, or his or her parent if that student is a dependent, must provide photocopies of all of the following:
1. Signed Residency Reclassification Application
2. A minimum of two (2) documents from Tier One
3. At least one (1) document from Tier Two
All documents must be dated at least twelve (12) consecutive months prior to the deadline for submission for residency documentation (photocopies must be attached and submitted with the Residency Reclassification application).
Residency Appeal Process
Once a residency status has been determined by SCF personnel and if a student believes that his or her residency classification is incorrect, he or she may submit a Residency Status Appeal form and attach all supporting documentation to the Educational Records office. The appeal is reviewed by the Residency Appeal Committee.
The student will receive a letter in the mail indicating the decision and the decision of the committee is final.
If you have any questions, please contact the Educational Records Office at: