Residency Reclassification Request Form
FACTORS AFFECTING RESIDENCY FOR TUITION PURPOSES:
Immigration Status- Non-U.S. citizen students and/or parents must provide evidence of eligible legal immigration status in the U.S. before being
considered for Florida resident fees. Please review
(Residency Guidelines) for more specific information on
non-U.S. citizen categories
that are eligible to be considered for in-state
fees. International (F-1) students are NOT ELIGIBLE for Florida tuition rates.
Dependency Status- The determination of dependent or independent status is important because it is the basis for whether an student will submit
his/her own documentation of residency (as an independent) or his/her parent(s) or guardian(s) documentation of residency (as a dependent).
Students under 24 are automatically considered “dependent” unless they can prove otherwise. Students age 24 and over will automatically be
considered independent. Additional documents such as tax returns and birth certificates may be requested to verify independent/dependent status.
CRITERIA FOR INDEPENDENT STATUS (FL RESIDENCY GUIDELINES): A student who meets any one of the
REQUIRED DEPENDENCY PROOF
following criteria shall be classified as an independent for the determination of residency for tuition purposes:
(Additional documents may be requested)
Is 24 years of age or older by the first day of classes of the term for which residency is sought.
Is currently married.
Recent tax return showing dependent
Have children who receive more than half of their support from the student.
Have other dependents who live with and receive more than half of their support from the student.
Recent tax return showing dependent(s).
Military discharge papers, military orders, or
Is a veteran or is currently serving in the United States Armed Forces for purposes other than training.
Death certificates (both parents) or court
Both of the student's parents are deceased, or the student is or was (until age 18) one of the following:
documents showing ward of the court or
(a) ward of the court or (b) in foster care.
foster care status.
Signed documentation on official letterhead
Determined homeless by a school district homeless liaison, emergency shelter or transitional housing program.
from a school district or agency.
Provides more than 50 percent of their own cost of attendance. Florida State College requires proof of $8,300.
Recent tax return and W-2 forms, pay stubs,
Student tax return must show at least one exemption. Students who do not submit a tax return & W-2’s as
or employer earnings verification.
proof of income, must submit parent’s recent tax return showing they were not claimed as a dependent.
Documentation of Residency- If an student does not
qualify for a statutory residency exception or
qualification; they must submit documentation
that they (or a parent or legal guardian if a dependent) have been a Florida resident for at least 12 months prior to the first day of classes for which
the student is enrolling. A minimum of three documents must be submitted, with dates showing proof of the 12-month requirement. At least one
document must be from the First Tier. No single piece of documentation will be considered conclusive
First Tier (at least one of the three documents submitted must be from the First Tier)- Dated 12 months prior to the first day of classes.
ONLINE DOCUMENT RESOURCES:
Florida Driver's license (if known to be held in another state previously, must have relinquished)
Driver License & Vehicle Check
State of Florida identification card (if evidence of no ties to another state)
Florida voter registration card
Florida vehicle registration
Proof of a permanent home in Florida that is occupied as a primary residence of the claimant
Proof of homestead exemption in Florida. (proof for the previous year)
Transcripts from a Florida high school for multiple years (2 or more years) if Florida high school
diploma or equivalency degree was earned within last 12 months
Duval Property Search or Tax Records
Proof of permanent full-time employment in Florida (one or more jobs for at least 30 hours per
week) for a consecutive 12-month period
Second Tier (may be used in conjunction the First Tier)- Dated 12 months prior to the first day of classes.
Declaration of domicile in Florida (12 months from the date the document was sworn and subscribed)
A Florida professional or occupational license (must be current and meet the 12-month requirement)
Florida incorporation (must be current and meet the 12-month requirement)
Documents evidencing family ties in Florida (generally refers to legal or court documents for a dependent student )
Proof of membership in Florida-based charitable or professional organization (must be current and meet the 12-month requirement)
Any other documentation that supports the student's request for residency status
Examples of “other” documentation:
Utility bills and proof of 12 consecutive months of payments (service must be current, cell phone bills are not acceptable)
Lease agreement and proof of 12 consecutive months of payments (private lease agreements must be notarized)
State or court documents evidencing legal ties to Florida
Benefit histories from Florida agencies or public assistance programs for a consecutive12-month period.
DJJ Address Verification Form in conjunction with parental/guardian 12 month documentation.
Unacceptable Documents (may not be used)
Shopping club/rental cards
Concealed Weapons/Gun Permit
Florida State College at Jacksonville provides equal access to education, employment, programs, services and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religious belief, or marital status. The College Equity Officer has
been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and may be contacted at email@example.com. Florida State College at Jacksonville is a member of the Florida College System and is not affiliated with any other public or private university or
college in Florida or elsewhere. Florida State College at Jacksonville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (“SACSCOC”) to award the baccalaureate and associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at
1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida State College at Jacksonville. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-
compliance with a requirement or standard
Admissions Revised 9/12
Campus Staff: Forwarded to Residency Appeals Committee ______\______\_______ By:_________________________________
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