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 rate of tuition. Florida residents pay less in fees per credit hour than do non-Florida residents. Florida Statute Section 1009.21 defines the requirements for in-state status.
Your initial residency classification is determined by the Office of Admissions when you apply to the university. Failure to provide all relevant information and required documentation in the residency section of the admission application could result in a non-Florida or out-of-state resident classification for tuition purposes.
You have until the last day of classes in your first term to request the Office of Admissions to re-evaluate your residency status by providing additional documentation not submitted previously.
Once you have completed your first term at UF, you can request a reclassification of your residency status. You must contact the Office of the University Registrar to initiate this process.
Those who desire to appeal the residency classification decision may request the University Residency Appeals committee to review their claim as a Florida resident for tuition purposes. A residency appeal must be submitted in writing along with any additional supporting documentation.