Residency Exceptions

Exceptions and Qualifications

Some students who do not meet the requisite twelve month residency requirements may qualify as an exception, provided they submit documentation in support of one of the following exceptions and qualifications categories:

If the student is a dependent, the parent is the claimant and will need to complete the Florida Residency Declaration and may be

  • Qualified beneficiaries under the terms of the Florida Prepaid College Program
  • Persons married to legal Florida residents and who intend to make Florida their permanent home, and who relinquish their legal ties to any other state.
  • Persons previously enrolled at a Florida state postsecondary institution and classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes and transferring to another Florida state postsecondary institution within 12 months of the previous enrollment.
  • Persons previously enrolled at a Florida state postsecondary institution and classified as a Florida residents for tuition purposes at a Florida public institution of higher education, but who abandoned Florida domicile and has re-established Florida legal residence.
  • Active duty members of the Armed Services of the United States and their spouses and dependent children, and active drilling members of the Florida National Guard.
  • Active duty members of the Armed Services of the United States and their spouses and dependents attending a Florida College System institution or state university within 50 miles of the military establishment where they are stationed, if such military establishment is within a country contiguous to Florida.
  • United States citizens living on the Isthmus of Panama, who have completed 12 consecutive months of college work at the Florida State University Panama Canal Branch, and their spouses and dependent children.
  • Full-time instructional and administrative personnel employed by state public schools and institutions of higher education and their spouses and dependent children.
  • Students from Latin America and the Caribbean who receive scholarships from the federal or state government. The student must attend, on a full-time basis, a Florida institution of higher education.
  • Southern Regional Education Board's Academic Common Market graduate students attending Florida's state universities.
  • Full-time employees of state agencies or political subdivisions of the state when the student fees are paid by the state agency or political subdivision for the purpose of job-related law enforcement or corrections training.
  • McKnight Doctoral Fellows and Finalists who are United States citizens.
  • Active duty members of the Canadian military residing or stationed in this state under the North American Air Defense (NORAD) agreement, and their spouses and dependent children, attending a Florida College System institution or state university within 50 miles of the military establishment where they are stationed.
  • Active duty members of a foreign nation's military who are serving as liaison officers and are residing or stationed in this state, and their spouses and dependent children, attending a community college or state university within 50 miles of the military establishment where the foreign liaison officer is stationed.