Residency for Tuition Purposes

Few students are admitted purely on academic merit. While the potential for academic success is a primary consideration, UF's comprehensive holistic application review also considers personal essays, academic awards, extracurricular activities, family background and home community. All information in the applicant's file, academic and non-academic, is considered in relation to the size and strength of the applicant pool.

The deadline for applying for a change in residency status, including receipt of all documentation, is each term's fee payment deadline. Residency reclassification cannot be applied for retroactively for previous terms.

All Florida public institutions of higher education shall maintain consistent policies and practices for the classification of students as residents for tuition purposes to facilitate the transfer of students among institutions. The policies and practices may vary to accommodate differences in governance, but the determination of classification shall be consistent to assure students of being classified the same regardless of the institution determining the classification, as long as no contradictory evidence indicates the classification is incorrect.

Determination of Residency for Tuition Purposes