FKCC 2012-2013
Resident Information and Requirements
All applicants for admission to Florida Keys Community College are required to complete a residency affidavit which
is included as part of the application. If the applicant is a dependent, the affidavit must be signed by a parent or legal
guardian. State regulations require that a tuition fee be paid in addition to the matriculation fee by all non-residents of the
state of Florida.
The Florida law regarding residency for tuition purposes, allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to be classified
as a Florida resident for tuition purposes if the applicant or the dependent applicant’s parent/legal guardian has been a
legal resident of the State for at least 12 months preceding the first day of classes for that term.
To qualify as a resident for tuition purposes an applicant, or the dependent applicant’s parent/legal guardian, must have
established and maintained legal residence in Florida for at least 12 months prior to the first day of classes for that term.
A copy of the student’s most recent tax return or other documentation may be requested to establish dependence/
In addition, every such applicant is required to make a statement as to his/her length of residence in the state and further
establish that his/her presence or dependent’s parents/legal guardian’s presence in the state currently is, and during
the requisite 12 month qualifying period was, for the purposes of maintaining a bona fide domicile, rather than a mere
temporary residence or abode incidental to enrollment in Florida Keys Community College.
Residency is determined in accordance with Florida Statutes, Section 1009.21, which is subject to change each legislative
session. Further explanation about residency guidelines can be obtained from
Specific statue language can
be obtained from
Students must present two forms of approved documentation in order to prove Florida residency for tuition purposes, at
the time of admission.
Florida Statutes, Section 1009.21 permits certain applicants who do not meet the 12-month legal residence requirements to
be classified as Florida residents or “temporary residents” for tuition purposes. Documentation in support of the following
exceptions is required at the time of admission. These exceptions and qualifications categories are as follows:
• Dependent children residing continuously with a legal resident adult relative other than the parent for at least 5
years immediately prior to the first day of classes for that term;
• Persons married to legal Florida residents who intend to make Florida their permanent home, and who
relinquish their legal ties to any other state;
• Persons who were enrolled as Florida residents for tuition purposes at a public institution of higher education,
but who abandoned Florida residency and then re-enroll in Florida within 12 months of the abandonment,
provided that he/she continuously maintains the re-established domicile during the period of enrollment(This
benefit only applies one time);
• Active duty members of the armed services of the United States residing or stationed in this state and active
drilling members of the Florida National Guard;
• Active duty members of the Armed Services of the United States and their spouses/dependent children
attending a public community college or university within 50 miles of the military establishment where they are
stationed, if such military establishment is within a county contiguous to Florida;
• United States citizens, their spouses/dependent children 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;
• Full time instructional and administrative personnel (and spouse/dependent children) employed by state public
schools and institutions of higher education;
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