Florida Southwestern State College Students


As part of the admission process, a student applying to a Florida college must complete Form FRD-1, Florida Residency Declaration for Tuition in order to declare Florida residency for tuition purposes. College staff will review this information and related documentation to verify residency and eligibility for in-state tuition.

Residency is ultimately decided by the college. There is no appeals process.

Are you a Dependent student or an Independent student?

Independent students need to prove they themselves can claim legal residency while dependent students need to prove their parents can claim.
    1. Dependent Students are generally either a) under 24 years old, or b) claimed as a dependent on their parent/ legal guardian's last tax filing.
    2. Independent Students generally have income totaling greater than 50% of cost of attendance for the specific college.
After this determination, students need to provide specific documentation to claim residency.
Refer to the Guidelines for Florida Residency (PDF, 285KB) for specific guidelines on determining dependent/ independent status [pg 6] and what documentation is needed to claim residency [pg 10].
Residency Determination Graphic, click here to view guidelines for Florida Residency

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Alphabetically listed college-specific resources for determining residency status

If you need assistance accessing a document on this page, please contact ChancellorFCS@fldoe.org.

Broward College Chipola College College of Central Florida Daytona State College Eastern Florida State College Florida Gateway College Florida Keys Community College Florida SouthWestern State College Florida State College at Jacksonville Gulf Coast State College Hillsborough Community College Indian River State College Lake Sumter State College Miami Dade College North Florida Community College Northwest Florida State College Palm Beach State College Pasco-Hernando State College Pensacola State College Polk State College St. Johns River State College St. Petersburg College Santa Fe College Seminole State College of Florida South Florida State College State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Tallahassee Community College Valencia College