Florida Residency

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Guidelines for Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes

For tuition purposes and to register for classes, students must provide 2 documents showing proof of Florida residency for the past 12 months. This form is located at the end of each application packet and the link above. The Florida Residency Declaration for Tuition Purposes form and documents will be submitted to the Admissions Specialist.

At least one qualifying form must be from this list:

  • A Florida voter’s registration card.
  • A Florida driver’s license.
  • A State of Florida identification card.
  • A Florida vehicle registration.
  • Proof of a permanent home in Florida which is occupied as a primary residence.
  • Proof of a homestead exemption in Florida.
  • Transcripts from a Florida high school for multiple years if the Florida high school diploma or GED was earned within the last 12 months.
  • Proof of permanent full-time employment in Florida for at least 30 hours per week for a 12-month period.

A second qualifying form may be from the list above or below:

  • A declaration of domicile in Florida (1 year after date filed).
  • A Florida professional or occupational license.
  •  Florida incorporation.
  • A document evidencing family ties in Florida.
  • Proof of membership in a Florida-based charitable or professional organization.
  • Any other documentation that supports the student’s request for resident status, including, but not limited to, utility bills and proof of 12 consecutive months of payments; a lease agreement and proof of 12 consecutive months of payments; or an official state, federal, or court document evidencing legal ties to Florida.

Examples not allowed:

  • Hunting/fishing licenses
  • Library cards
  • Shopping club/rental cards
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Cellular telephone bills
  • Social Security Card

Appeal process

If you feel you qualify for Florida residency, but you do not meet the qualifications above, you can submit an appeal to [email protected]. This appeal will be sent to FCTC Administration for review. You are encouraged to contact the Admissions Specialist prior to submitting an appeal to make sure you need to submit one. Please remember to provide documentation that supports your claim.

For your reference, here is the Florida Statute regarding residency for tuition purposes:

Click Here for Florida Residency Administrative Code

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