In accordance with Florida Statute 1009.26(12), students who do not meet the criteria to be classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes may request an out-of-state tuition fee waiver. To qualify for this waiver, the student must have attended a Florida secondary school for three consecutive years immediately preceding high school graduation, and the student must apply for enrollment to a state university or Florida College System institution within 24 months of high school graduation. The waiver does not constitute a change in the student's designated residency status.
Students are eligible for this waiver if they attended a Florida secondary school for three consecutive years immediately preceding their graduation from a Florida high school, and who also applied for admission to a state university or Florida College System institution within 24 months of high school graduation.
An official high school transcript, showing verification of graduation from a Florida high school, is required to verify eligibility.
No. The waiver applies to all students who meet the eligibility criteria, regardless of immigration status.
Yes. The student's official residency status should be determined before the out-of-state tuition waiver is applied. Students who receive the waiver are classified as non-Florida residents.
Yes. Students who attended any secondary school in Florida, including both public and private schools, are eligible provided that they meet all the eligibility requirements.
No. Home education students are not eligible to receive the waiver as one of the eligibility requirements is that the student attended a Florida secondary school.
Yes, so long as the student meets all the eligibility requirements.
Students may enroll using the waiver for the number of credit hours that would equal 110% of the total number of credit hours required for their degree or certificate program. As an example, most bachelor's degree programs require 120 credit hours to complete, which means the waiver would cover up to 132 hours.
No. A student who meets the waiver requirements will remain eligible for the waiver until they reach the 110 percent limit.