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Residency Processing

Initial Classification

New & Returning Students

Current students: please see Reclassification information.

A Florida “resident for tuition purposes” refers to whether you qualify as an in-state Florida resident or an out-of-state resident. This classification determines your cost of tuition.

All new degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students and returning students whose previous enrollment was more than 12 months before the start of the term for which the student is applying must present acceptable proof of legal Florida residency at the time of application for admission/readmission to be assessed 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.


The initial residency declaration can be found online through your myWings account by clicking on the "What's Next?" box followed by the "Declare Residency for Tuition Purposes" link.

At least two Florida IDs/documentation must be submitted, with dates that evidence the 12-month qualifying period. View the list of valid IDs on the residency documentation webpage.

Helpful Information:

  • You cannot access the residency declaration until you have been admitted to the University.
  • Completely fill out the residency declaration.
  • If you do not meet the basic residency requirements, you may be considered as a Florida resident under one of the exemption categories.
  • The priority deadline to turn in all required documentation is the 5th Friday before the first week of classes of the term for which you are applying for residency. The last day to turn in the required documentation is the business day before the first day of classes of the term for which you are applying for residency. See the academic calendar for the exact dates for each term.
  • Sending in this information 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.
  • Living in Florida for a year or longer does not automatically qualify you for in-state tuition (Florida residency). Under Florida law, there is a difference between being a "Florida Resident" and being a Florida "Resident for Tuition Purposes."

If you are unable to access the residency declaration or have questions, email for assistance.

If you are a graduate student, please contact The Graduate School at


Term Priority Deadline Final Deadline Domicile Year Tax Year
Spring 2022 Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 Jan. 9, 2021 through Jan. 9, 2022 2021
Summer 2022 Friday, April 15, 2022 Friday, May 13, 2022 May 15, 2021 through May 15, 2022 2021
Fall 2022 Friday, July 22, 2022 Friday, Aug. 19, 2022 Aug. 21, 2021 through Aug. 21, 2022 2021



A student may appeal a residency decision to the University Residency Appeals Committee for the following reasons:

  • Denied in-state residency
  • Review of initial residency classification after the deadline

The following items are required for residency reclassification appeals:

  • Signed and dated student statement
  • Completed declaration
  • 2 valid Florida IDs/documentation

Students are notified of the committee’s decision via email. The committee’s decision is final. The deadline to submit an appeal and required documentation is the last day of the term you are appealing. See the academic calendar for the exact dates for each term.

If you have any questions regarding the appeals process, email for assistance.

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