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, either:

  • online (preferred method);
  • in-person to the Office of Admissions and Records (TCC Main Campus, Student Union, Second Floor);
  • or by email at

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 EagleNet. 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.

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. For more information regarding reclassification, contact the Admissions and Records Office at or 850-201-8555.

Note: Eligibility for reclassification is reviewed by 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.

More Information

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.

Florida Statutes

Florida Statutes

1009.21 - Determination of resident status for tuition purposes
1009.40 - General requirements for student eligibility for state financial aid awards and tuition assistance grants

State Board of Education Rules

State Board of Education Rule

6A-10.044 - Residency for Tuition Purposes
6A-20.003 - Florida Residency as a Requirement for the Receipt of State Student Aid

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.



Office of Admissions and Records
(850) 201-8555 

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