Florida Residency Defined

A Florida “resident for tuition purposes” is an independent person who has (or a dependent person whose parent or legal guardian has) established and maintained legal residency in Florida for at least twelve (12) consecutive months preceding the first day of classes of the term for which Florida residency is sought.

All students are classified as “out-of-state” residents at the time of admission and/or readmission. To request reclassification to in-state status, students must complete the Residency Affidavit and submit new, current, supporting documentation. 

Residency requires the establishment of legal ties to the state of Florida, and living in or attending school in Florida will not, in itself, establish legal residence. Students who depend upon out-of-state parents for support are presumed to be legal residents of the same state as their parents.

Maintaining a legal residence in Florida requires a substantial physical presence, and students claiming Florida Residency must submit proof, in compliance with Section 1009.21, Florida Statutes, and State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.044.

Submitting Florida Residency

Please complete the below form. For any questions, please contact the Enrollment Service Center via email or phone at esc@lssc.edu or 352-787-3747.