State Flag for Universities in Florida Florida Residency Rules

Yellow Square Means In-State Tuition is Medium Difficult Difficulty

How to get in-state at Universities in Florida:

Getting in-state at universities in Florida is more on the moderate scale versus easy or hard. You must have and be able to showcase that there are no legal ties to any state other than Florida; this is pretty much across the board with all Florida schools. Along with legal ties, for many universities in Florida you have got to be able to financially support yourself a minimum of half of all your expenses; however, how you support yourself is going to be scrutinized. Another common thread is your maintaining of a ‘bona fide domicile’—long story short this means no living in dorms or within on-campus housing as those residences are transient in nature (i.e. dorms are not a permanent residence—you cannot live in the dorms 24/7, every day of the year, for as long as you want).

For Florida schools, you are a good candidate if you:

  • Can financially support yourself for at least over half of all your expenses
  • Do not reside in the dorms
  • Have intentions for FL residency above and beyond school
  • Can remain in FL with limited absences during your domicile period
  • Are able to commit yourself to FL via domiciliary requirements
  • Have some sort of employment in the state (not on-campus or work-study)

Florida Reciprocity Agreements:

Florida is a barely-participating member state of the Academic Common Market which is a limited regional reciprocity agreement among select Southern states. Florida only participates through their graduate programs meaning if you’re coming from or going to Florida as an undergrad, you won’t benefit.

See Tuition Reciprocity Agreements Explained

See Tuition Reciprocity Agreements Overpromise & Under-Deliver


University-Specific Overviews Below:

Below please find links to in-state overviews for select universities in Florida. If your college is not highlighted, then please consider buying a University-Specific Nutshell Report or see all available university-specific in-state overviews.


Popular Universities in Florida:

Florida A&M University-Tallahassee

Florida State University-Tallahassee

 University of Florida-Gainesville


Other Universities in Florida:

Florida Atlantic University-Boca Raton
Florida Atlantic University-Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine-Boca Raton
Florida Gulf Coast University-Fort Myers
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine-University Park
Florida International University-Miami
Florida Polytechnic University-Lakeland
Florida State University College of Medicine-Tallahassee
New College of Florida-Sarasota
University of Central Florida-Orlando
University of Central Florida College of Medicine-Orlando
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine-Miami
University of North Florida-Jacksonville
University of South Florida-Tampa
University of South Florida College of Medicine-Tampa
University of West Florida-Pensacola

Every College in Florida Is Unique

Just as every state has its own in-state regulations, each college in the state has its own interpretations. Learn everything important about how to actually earn in-state tuition at the university in Florida you’re most interested in.

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Everything important you need to know about actually earning in-state at your university.