What if I am found to be a non-resident?
If you have read through the manner in which Florida residency for tuition purposes is determined, you might be sensing by now that the state of Florida considers you to be a non-resident for tuition purposes. There are a couple things about this classification that you should be aware of:
- Those who begin a semester retain their residency status until such time that the conditions are met to independently determine a change is in order.
- Students who begin enrollment are unable to start that 12-month consecutive calendar until they are NOT enrolled.
- There is an appeal process should you wish to challenge the finding of being a non-resident for tuition purposes by contacting the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
- Students who would like to discuss the possibility of changing their residency classification after they begin enrollment at UWF must go through the Reclassification Process with the Office of the Registrar.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has full-time residency specialists who can spend some time both explaining the determination process as well as outlining the appeal procedures if you wish to pursue that option.