New and returning students: please see Initial Classification information.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 the parent(s)/legal guardian of that individual, if the individual is a dependent) supports permanent residency in this state for 12 consecutive months. The individual (or his or her parent(s)/legal guardian, if the individual is a dependent) must present documentation that substantiates residency in this state is for the purpose of maintaining a bona fide domicile, rather than for the purpose of maintaining a mere temporary residence or abode incident to enrollment at an institution of higher education.Residency reclassification requests are subject to Florida statute 1009.21, University of North Florida policy and State Board of Education rule 6A-10.044 which was adopted by the Florida Board of Governors on September 6, 2006. The instructions below do not compromise a comprehensive statement regarding residency reclassification. Refer to the Florida Virtual Campus Web page for state guidelines on residency reclassification. The burden of proof is on the student. No single piece of documentation will be considered conclusive.
Students may only apply for residency reclassifcation for an upcoming semester. Requests for retroactive residency will not be considered unless there was a University error which resulted in an incorrect residency designation for a prior term.
Section 1009.21, F.S., Determination of resident status for tuition purposes, was amended during the 2009 legislative session.
The rules and guidelines are in the process of being revised to reflect the new changes.
View a copy of the amended section of law (see lines 278-457).
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