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Residency Processing

Residency Reclassification

New and returning students: please see Initial Classification 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.

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 Florida 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 complete overview regarding residency reclassification regulations. Refer to the FloridaShines web site for state guidelines on residency reclassification. The burden of proof is on the student to provide clear and convincing documentation that supports permanent legal residency in Florida for at least 12 months rather than residency for the purpose of pursuing an education.

Students may only apply for residency reclassification 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.

Instructions

The residency reclassification declaration can be found online through your myWings account by clicking the "Banner Student Self-Service" box, then "Student Records", followed by "Residency Reclassification".

At least three 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 page.

In addition to the three Florida IDs/documentation, a completed requisite intent form is required.

Requisite Intent Form

Helpful Information:

  • Your residency reclassification request cannot be processed until you have registered for the term you are trying to reclassify
  • Completely fill out the declaration and the requisite intent form
  • 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.
  • Copies of all documentation are required before a decision can be rendered and no single piece of documentation will be considered conclusive.
  • 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.
  • Students are encouraged to contact One-Stop Student Services for questions regarding how reclassification will affect financial aid.
  • Requisite intent is addressed in Section V of the reclassification application. The documentation requested for this requirement should be something that shows the claimant is in Florida for reasons other than school. More information can be found in the Residency Guidelines on FloridaShines.org, Section 5.2 "Documentary Evidence."
  • 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."
  • Ties to another state or country will result in a denial of a residency reclassification application

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

If you are a graduate student, please contact The Graduate School at graduateschool@unf.edu.

Deadlines

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

 

Appeals

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

  • Denied in-state residency reclassification
  • Review of residency reclassification after the deadline

The following items are required for residency reclassification appeals:

  • Signed and dated student statement
  • Completed declaration
  • Completed requisite intent
  • 3 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 residencyappeals@unf.edu for assistance.

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