Non U.S. Citizens
Permanent resident aliens and legal aliens must prove residency in the same way as U.S. citizens in order to be classified as Florida residents for tuition purposes.
Students from Latin America and the Caribbean with federal or state scholarships who are full-time students at a Florida institution of higher education may be eligible for residency for tuition purposes, provided appropriate documentation is submitted.
Linkage institute participants receiving partial or full exemptions based on criteria approved by the Florida Department of Education may be eligible to establish residency for tuition purposes, provided appropriate documentation is submitted.
As of July 1, 2010, individuals holding one of the following visa types are eligible to establish Florida residency for tuition purposes, provided documentation evidencing 12 consecutive months of physical residency in Florida before the first day of classes can be provided. Visa types not included in this listing are not eligible to establish Florida residency for tuition purposes.
Approved visa categories include: A, E, G, H-1B, I, K, O, L, O-1, R, NATO 1-7, S, T, U, V, Asylee, Refugee, Parolee, Cuban-Haitian entrants.
There may be other eligible categories. Visit FloridaShines.org for more information on the laws and rules governing Florida residency for tuition purposes.