Chipola College, being a state-supported college, is required to verify the eligibility of students receiving the Florida (Alabama or Georgia) resident tuition rate. The non-Florida resident tuition rate is approximately four times the resident tuition rate. The Florida Legislature allows the option of providing Alabama and Georgia residents meeting the residence, to quality for Florida tuition plus a $1 differential. Each applicant must complete a Residency Declaration form prior to the first day of the semester for which Florida (Alabama or Georgia) residency for tuition purposes is sought or residency cannot be granted for that semester. It is each student’s responsibility to verify that he/she is a Florida (Alabama or Georgia) resident.
Complete and submit the Residency Declaration to the Admissions and Records Office, as soon as possible, and allow 3-5 days for processing. Your Residency Declaration must be received and verified prior to the first day of classes.
If you need assistance completing this form, please contact the admissions office.
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Florida Resident Requirements:
A Florida “resident for tuition purposes” is a person who has, or a dependent person whose parent or legal guardian has, established and maintained legal residency in Florida for at least twelve (12) consecutive months preceding the first day of classes of the term for which Florida residency is sought.
What year and term are you applying this residency for:
Name of Student
Date of Birth
Alien Registration Number
All non- U.S citizen students seeking classification as a Florida resident for tuition purposes are required to submit documentation of their legal status in the U.S as issued by the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services office.
State of Residency
Chipola Student ID
TO BE COMPLETED BY THE STUDENT WHO IS A NON-FLORIDA, NON-ALABAMA, OR NON-GEORGIA RESIDENT
I do not qualify as a Florida, Alabama, or Georgia resident for tuition purposes for the term for which this application is submitted. I understand that should I qualify for a future term, it will be necessary for me to submit an updated Residency Declaration while providing prescribed, supporting documentation to substantiate as “reclassification” of my status. I understand being classified as a non-Florida resident will not exclude me from the possibility of receiving a waiver to cover part or all of the out-of-state fee as defined in s. 1009.26, Florida Statutes. Submission of an updated Residency Declaration must occur prior to the beginning of the term for which residency is sought. I do not have to complete any further portion of this form, with the exception of signing below.
By checking this box and typing my name below, I am electronically signing this form.
Signature of Student
Please select date
TO BE COMPLETED BY THE STUDENT SEEKING FLORIDA, ALABAMA, OR GEORGIA RESIDENCY FOR TUITION PURPOSES
I qualify as a resident for tuition purposes, as defined by s. 1009.21, Florida Statutes, for the term for which this application is submitted. I understand that it will be necessary for me to present evidence of residency for tuition purposes, supporting my claim as a state resident for tuition purposes. I have read the residency information on qualifying as a dependent or independent student, and declare that: (select one of the options below)
Please select student classification
As the student's biological or adoptive parent or court appointed legal guardian. I have maintained legal residence in the state of Florida, Georgia or Alabama for at least 12 consecutive months. A copy of your tax return may be requested to verify dependence status.
* NOTE *
If the above does not apply to your situation, please go back and change your student classification from the STUDENT INFORMATION section.
Please select the type of independent classification below:
I have maintained legal residence in Florida for at least the past 12 consecutive months.
I provide more than 50% of my own support.
I am at least 24 years of age. *There may be limited cases where a person under the age of 24 years old may qualify as an independent student. Tax returns will need to be provided for verification.
I am married.
I am graduate or professional student.
I am a member of the armed forces or veteran.
I am a ward of the court who has been placed under the protection of a legal guardian or a court.
I am someone with legal dependents other than a spouse, pursuant to the United States Department of Education for the purposes of financial aid eligibility.
I meet residency requirements through one of the Qualifications by Exception below (check appropriate Exception and provide documentation). As provided in s. 1009.21, Florida Statutes, I qualify for residency based on the following permitted exception: (Skip if not applicable.)
Please upload the selected document below:
I am a qualified beneficiary under the terms of the Florida Prepaid College Program (s. 1009.98, Florida Statutes.) (Required: Copy of Florida Prepaid Recipient card.
I am married to a person who has maintained legal residence in the state for at least the past 12 consecutive months. I now have established legal residence and intend to make Florida my permanent home. (Required: copy of marriage certificate and/or other documents required to establish residency.)
I was previously enrolled at a Florida state postsecondary institution and classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes. I am transferring to another Florida state postsecondary institution within 12 months of the previous enrollment. (Required: Evidence of previous enrollment as a FL resident)
I was previously enrolled at a Florida state postsecondary institution and classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes. I abandoned my Florida domicile less than 12 months ago and am now re-establishing Florida legal residence.
Active duty members of the Armed Services of the United States residing in this state and their spouses and dependent children, and active drilling members of the state National Guard. (Required: Copy of military orders or DD2058 showing home of record.)
Active duty members of the Armed Services of the United States and their spouses and dependents attending a Florida College System institution or state university within 50 miles of the military establishment where they are stationed, if such military establishment is within a county contiguous to Florida. (Required: Copy of military orders.)
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. (Required: Copy of marriage certificate or proof of dependency.)
Full-time instructional and administrative personnel employed by state public schools and institutions of higher education and their spouses and dependent children. (Required: Employment Verification)
Students from Latin America and the Caribbean who receive scholarships from the federal or state government. Any student classified pursuant to this paragraph shall attend, on a full-time basis, a Florida institution of higher education. (Required: proof of scholarship and Latin America or Caribbean residency
Southern Regional Education Board’s Academic Common Market graduate students attending Florida’s state universities. (Required: Certification letter from State Academic Common Market Coordinator.)
Full-time employees ofstate agencies or political subdivisions of the state when the student fees are paid by the state agency or political subdivision for the purpose of job-related law enforcement or corrections training. (Required: Employment verification/payment agreement).
McKnight Doctoral Fellows and Finalists who are U.S, citizens. (Required: Verification from graduate studies.)
United States citizens living outside the United States who are teaching at a Department of Defense School or in an American International School and who enroll in a graduate level education program which leads to a Florida teaching certificate. (Required: Proof of enrollment in graduate program for FL teaching certificate.)
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 Florida College System institution or state university within 50 miles of the military establishment where they are stationed. (Required: Proof of active duty membership for specified purpose.)
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 Florida College System institution or state university within 50 miles of the military establishment where the foreign liaison officer is stationed. (Proof of active duty membership for specified purpose.)
TO BE COMPLETED BY THE CLAIMANT/PERSON CLAIMING RESIDENCY
- If the student is a dependent, the parent is the claimant and will complete this section.
- If the student is independent, the student is the claimant and will complete this section.
- If the student is eligible based on one of the Qualifications by Exception, Stop, continue to Section F.
Claimant's Relationship to Student
* Legal Guardian and other relatives must provide additional documentation. (Court documents, tax returns.)
Court documents or tax return to verify legal guardianship.
Claimant/ Name of Person Claiming Residency
Date Claimant began establishing legal residence (if upon birth, enter birthdate)
Per s. 1009.21(3) (c), Florida Statutes, the residency determination must be documented by two of the documents identified below.
Voter's Registration Card Number
Driver's License Number
State Identification Card Number
Vehicle Registration Number
Official transcripts from a Florida high school for multiple years (2 or more years), if the Florida high school diploma or GED® was earned within the last 12 months. Please select the dates of attendance or the graduation date for transcript verification.
Proof of permanent home in the state occupied as primary residence for 12 consecutive months prior to the student’s enrollment. (Required: document such as a deed or other evidence of title to property used as primary residence, a homeowner’s policy, a title insurance policy, evidence of a property tax payment on the primary residence, multiple leases reflecting a state address, or a lease of multiple years’ duration.)
Proof of a homestead exemption in the state. (Required: document from the county tax collector demonstrating the application of a homestead exemption to the claimant’s primary residence.)
Proof of permanent full-time employment in Florida for at least 30 hours per week for a 12-month period. (Required: pay stubs or W-2 form for past 12 consecutive months and/or verification from employers, and/or an IRS 1099 with verification of employment for the past 12 consecutive months from an employer.)
STOP (Please Read Below)
Please proceed to part B if you were not able to provide two of the documents above for verification.
Claimant may provide one or more documents from the following categories to demonstrate residency in Florida (to be used in conjunction with one document from above):
Please submit one of the documents below for verification. Document can be a PDF, JPEG? I Dont know how to word this, need help.
Declaration of domicile in Florida in accordance with s. 222.17, Florida Statutes.
State professional or occupational license.
Document evidencing family ties in Florida
Proof of membership in a Florida-based charitable or professional organization.
Any other documentation that supports your request for resident status, including, but not limited to, utility bills and proof of 12 consecutive months of payments; a lease agreement and proof of 12 consecutive months of payments; or an official state, federal, or court document evidencing legal ties to the state
I, the undersigned, hereby declare that I have read the foregoing document and that the facts stated in it are true and further affirm the authenticity of the information provided on all pages of this Residency Declaration. I understand that any false or misleading information on this Residency Declaration, or provided in support of this Residency Declaration, will subject me to penalties pursuant to section 837.06, Florida Statutes, for making a false statement. I give permission for the institution to review or examine any and all documents and records, including those accessible electronically, which may assist in support of my claim as a Florida resident for tuition purposes.
Please check below to verify that by typing the signature that you have read and understand the residency declaration verification process.
Signature of Claimant