Initial Classification for Graduate Students

New & Returning Students

Current students: please see Reclassification information.



Proof of Florida residency is required for assessment of in-state tuition. All degree-seeking students and post-baccalaureate (non-degree-seeking) students must present acceptable proof of legal Florida residency at the time of application for admission/readmission in order to be assess in-state tuition and fees. Students who do not have acceptable proof of legal Florida residency will be assessed out-of-state tuition and fees. Residency classification is not based on financial hardships. 


  • Contact the Graduate School for information on completing the Residency Declaration.
  • To qualify as a Florida Resident for tuition purposes, you must submit documentation that you have been a Florida resident with physical and legal presence for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of classes of the semester of enrollment, or qualify for a residency exception.  
  • All documentation should be submitted directly to the Graduate School. Please include your full name and student N# when submitting documentation.
    • Email:
    • Fax: (904) 620-1362
    • Campus location: J.J. Daniel Hall, Building 1, Suite 2000
    • Mailing Address:
                                      University of North Florida
                                      The Graduate School
                                      1 UNF Drive
                                      Jacksonville, FL 32224
  • The deadline to turn in all required documentation is the last working day before the first day of classes of the term for which you are applying for residency.
  • Submitting your documentation will not automatically qualify you for Florida Residency for tuition purposes. An evaluation of all documentation will be required before a determination of residency status is made. Please note that additional documentation or clarification may be requested. We HIGHLY recommend that you submit your documentation as early as possible.