Verification of Florida Residency
As a result of Florida Statute 1009.21, which took effect on July, 1, 2010, and Florida Statute 1009.22, which became effective on July 1, 2011, students seeking to enroll in adult general education and/or career/technical courses where tuition fees are assessed, must show proof of Florida residency. Students who can show proof of Florida residency will be eligible for the in-state tuition fees. Students who cannot show proof of residency will be charged out-of-state fees. Florida residency for tuition purposes is defined as documented proof that a student has lived or resided in the state of Florida for twelve (12) consecutive months. It in no way refers to other definitions of residency established by other entities, including the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Verification of Florida residency must be accomplished by the use of form FM-7425 (Rev. 6-11). This form contains the ID codes and descriptions necessary to qualify for in-state tuition. Applicants attempting to establish Florida residency, must present two of the required documents as outlined in the form’s guidelines. Applicants that meet the residency requirement must also complete and sign a Florida Residency Affidavit, FM-6909, Rev. (3/12). Applicants that do not meet the residency requirements upon initial registration that request to be reclassified as residents in the future, must present three of the required documents outlined in FM-7425. These applicants must also complete and sign a Request for Residency Reclassification Form, FM-6910 (Rev. 12/11). Forms can be located at http://forms.dadeschools.net/