Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes
Tuition and fees at each public institution in Florida are set by the Florida Legislature with limited flexibility given to the University Boards of Trustees. These fees are assessed on the basis of residency, i.e., enrolling students are classified either as “Florida” or “Non-Florida” residents for tuition purposes.
In the determination of an applicant's resident status for tuition purposes, it is the policy of the University of North Florida to follow laws of the state of Florida, as well as regulations and policy guidelines established by the Florida Board of Governors. The policy on residency status for tuition purposes as adopted by the University of North Florida is subject to Florida Statute 1009.21 and the Florida Board of Governors Regulation.
The law allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to be classified as Florida residents for tuition purposes if the applicant or the dependent applicant’s parent/legal guardian has been a legal resident of the state for at least 12 months preceding the first day of classes of the term for which Florida residency is sought.
A student must submit proper documentation before being classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes. For the most current, comprehensive guidelines for residency documentation requirements and regulations, please visit the “Residency Guidelines” section at www.floridashines.org. For information regarding the procedures by which the documents are processed at the University of North Florida, please visit our website.
To view other admissions information, please visit the All Students section of the catalog.
To view the University's current official policy, click here.