Student Services

Residency Reclassification

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 the past 12 consecutive months.

Required Documentation

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. a signed Residency Reclassification Application,
2. a minimum of two (2) documents from Tier One, and
3. one (1) document that is from either Tier One or 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

If a student believes that his or her residency classification is incorrect once a residency status has been determined by SCF personnel, he or she may submit a residency status appeal form and attach all supporting documentation to the Office of the Registrar. 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 Office of the Registrar at:
 (941) 752-5060 or (941) 408-1300, ext. 65060


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