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Non-Degree Residency Classification

Important. You must read and complete the following section in order to complete your application to Florida Atlantic University.

Failure to answer these questions will delay processing of your application. If you answer yes to any of the following, you must submit a full statement of relevant facts on a separate sheet attached to this form. You may be required to furnish the University with copies of official documentation explaining the final disposition of the proceedings. If any box is checked "YES", additional documentation and/or further consideration by the Admissions Review Board may be required.

This form is used to establish residency status for tuition purposes for non-degree seeking students at Florida Atlantic University. All new non-degree students, or those who have not attended FAU within the last year, must complete this form. This form should be submitted by mail with your nondegree enrollment application. If you are a transient Student from another State University in Florida, a State University System Transient Student form can be used in lieu of this form.

Student Information
 

Note: if you are a non-U.S. citizen, please see important information in Section a. and Part 1-#6 below.

A Florida "resident for tuition purpose" is a person who (or a dependent person whose parent or legal guardian) has established and maintained legal residence in Florida for atleast 12 consecutive months immediatelypriorto his/her initial enrollmentin an institution of higher education.Otherpersons not meeting the 12-month legal residence requirement may be classified as Florida residents fortuition purposes only if they fall within one of the limited special categories listed below, as authorized by theFloridaLegislature andFloridaBoard of Governors. All other persons are ineligible for classification as a Florida "resident for tuition purposes."

IMPORTANT: BE AWARE THAT THIS FORM IS SUBJECT TO REVIEW AND THE RESIDENCY DETERMINATION MADE MAY BE CHANGED. IF YOUR RESIDENCY IS CHANGED, YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED BY MAIL!

  1. To qualify as a Florida resident for tuition purposes, you must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien, or a legal alien granted indefinite stay by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or in one of the following visa categories: A, E, G, H-1B, H-1C, (classification expires 12-2-2011), I, K, L, N, NATO 1-7, O-1, R, S, T, U and V.
  2. Living or attending school in Florida will not, in itself, establish legal residence.
  3. Students who depend on out-of-state parents for support are presumed under law to be legal residents of the same state as their parents.
  4. Residence in Florida must be for the purpose of establishing a permanent home and not merely for enrollment at an institution of higher education.
  5. Documents supporting the establishment of legal residence must be issued or filed 12 months before the first day of classes of the term for which a Florida resident classification is sought.
Part I. Definitions

(Please select a definition which most clearly applies to you. You must submit a copy of the most current tax return on which you are listed or claimed as independent or dependent for review.)

2.4 Exceptions/Qualifications

Statutory Exceptions. Section 1009.21, Florida Statutes, permits certain applicants who do not meet the 12-month legal residence requirement to be classified as Florida residents or "temporary residents" for tuition purposes. The institution will require documentation in support of the above exceptions; however, the student does not have to show 12 months of residence in Florida prior to qualifying. These exceptional categories are as follows:

  1. United States citizens living on the Isthmus of Panama, who have completed 12 consecutive months of college work at the Florida State University Panama Canal Branch, and their spouses and dependent children.
  2. United States citizens living outside the United States who are teaching at a Department of Defense Dependent School or in an American International School and who enroll in a graduate level education program which leads to a Florida teaching certificate.
  3. Active duty members of the Canadian military residing or stationed in this state under the North American Air Defense (NORAD) agreement, and their spouses and dependent children, attending a public community college or university within 50 miles of the military establishment where they are stationed.
  4. Active duty members of a foreign nation's military who are serving as liaison officers and are residing or stationed in this state, and their spouses and dependent children, attending a community college or state university within 50 miles of the military establishment where the foreign liaison officer is stationed.
  5. Linkage Institute participants receiving partial or full exemptions from S. 1009.21, FS, based on criteria approved by the Florida Department of Education per S. 288.8175, FS, which establishes linkage institutes between postsecondary institutions in this state and foreign countries. See Section 7.0, Immigration and International Student Issues, for more information on Linkage Institutes.

YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF ALL DOCUMENTATION FOR REVIEW (WHICH ARE APPLICABLE) AND SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION.

Part II. Documentation

The person claiming residency should complete and document the following sections (1-3). If an independent person, that will be the student; if a dependent person, that will be the parent or legal guardian; if the application is based upon the residency of a spouse, the information should be on both you and your spouse.

1. PHYSICAL PRESENCE

DOCUMENTATION SUCH AS LEASE, DEED, HOMESTEAD, DORM AGREEMENT, ETC. MUST BE PROVIDED FOR ALL ADDRESSES WITHIN THE LAST 12 MONTHS. (Indicate type of residence as follows: lease, own, rent room, family home, dorm.)

ADDITIONAL VERIFICATION FOR PHYSICAL PRESENCE - documentation must be provided for the following:

BANK ACCOUNT: (Attach copies of early and late bank statements or letter from bank. If you are submitting statement, please blacken out your account number and amounts of money in your account.)

Yes No

SCHOOLS(S) - other than FAU

Full-time Part-time
Full-time Part-time

OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE: (Attach copy of license/certificate.)

Florida Articles of Incorporation (attach copy):

EMPLOYMENT - [Provide letter(s) on company letterhead stating dates of employment in Florida, average hours worked per week, whether full- or part-time status.]

2. LEGAL RESIDENCE

IT IS EXPECTED THAT AT LEAST (2) TWO OF THE FOLLOWING BE DATED, ISSUED OR FILED AT LEAST 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASSES FOR THE TERM FOR WHICH FLORIDA RESIDENT CLASSIFICATION IS SOUGHT: (Attach copies)

3. INTENT

FLORIDA STATUTES SPECIFY THAT YOUR INTENT FOR BEING IN FLORIDA IS NOT PRIMARILY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. The following information is used to determine the intent of the applicant:

Part III. Affidavit - This Section Must Be Completed By The Person Claiming Residency

Non-Florida Residents Only

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Clifford P. McCue, Ph.D., Director, Public Procurement Research Center

Tel: (954) 236-1352
E-mail: cmccue@fau.edu

Alexandru V. Roman
Director of Research, Public Procurement Research Center

Tel: (954)839-5666
E-mail: aroman11@fau.edu

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