New Students and Readmit Students
Students seeking Florida residency for tuition purposes are required to submit a declaration to the College proving they maintained legal residence in this state for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to his or her initial enrollment. The declaration and all supporting documentation must be submitted prior to the start of classes.
- Complete the Florida Residency Declaration for dependent students (under 24 years old) here.
- Complete the Florida Residency Declaration for independent students (ages 24 and above) here.
- in-person to the Office of Admissions and Records (TCC Main Campus, Student Union, Second Floor);
- or by emailing your assigned Admissions Navigator. Click HERE for the staff directory.
Each declaration is individually reviewed before a residency determination is made. This usually takes 5-7 business days, but during peak times (May-August) allow up to three weeks for processing.
Once your declaration has been reviewed, your status will be updated in Workday. Additional documentation may be required to support your claim of residency for tuition purposes. If more information is needed, you will receive a notification by email. Please allow enough time to submit all the required items prior to the deadline.
Residency Declaration Form
Florida Residency Declaration form (for students that experience an issue with the online form)
Check Your Status Using Workday
Current Students- Reclassification of Residency Status
In order to be reclassified to in-state for tuition purposes, a student must complete the Request for Residency Reclassification form and submit it along with all supporting documentation via DocuSign. To complete the Request for Residency Reclassification click here.
Note: Eligibility for reclassification is reviewed by the committee every Friday afternoon through the College’s published first day of class for the term and in which in-state residency is being sought. Supporting documentation is critical to the decision-making process. Students will be notified by email once a decision has been made.
Some students, such as select graduates of a Florida high school and veterans, may be eligible for tuition waivers. Learn more.
Additional info regarding exceptions and qualifications, procedures for initial classification and reclassification, physical presence vs. legal residence, determination of dependent or independent, military, immigration, and international issues, and more can be found in the Guidelines for Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes.
State Board of Education Rules
State Board of Education Rule
Undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Under Florida law, it is possible for U.S. Citizens with undocumented parents/guardians, lawful Permanent Residents, and certain non-U.S. Citizens to be classified as Florida residents for tuition-paying purposes. In addition, undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students who graduate from a Florida high school may qualify for a waiver of out-of-state tuition fees.