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A dependent student is considered a legal resident of the same state as the parent. To qualify for in-state status, the parent must complete the Request for Reclassification of behalf of the student. The parent must substantiate the following:

I. Establishment of legal ties to the State of Florida - The three documents must be dated/issued at least 12 months prior to the first day of the semester for which Florida residency is sought. No single document shall be conclusive. Moreover, the parent must also demonstrate an absence of legal ties to any other state than Florida. Continued legal ties with another state find against the establishment of a domicile in Florida.

- Florida driver's license
- Florida vehicle registration
- Florida voter's registration
- Declaration of Domicile
- Proof of purchase of a permanent home in Florida (While not enrolled in a public postsecondary institution)
- Florida occupation/professional license
- Florida incorporation or Proof of employment (While not enrolled in a public postsecondary institution)

II. Proof of Dependent Status

- A copy of your most recent federal income tax return indicating student was claimed as a dependent, OR
- A notarized letter indicating you provide for a minimum of 51% of the student's support.

III. Proof of Physical Presence - Claimant must demonstrate they have been maintaining a residence in the State of Florida for the domicile year associated with the request for reclassification. Physical presence may be documented by:

  - proof of employment (While not enrolled in a public postsecondary institution)
  - leases, rent receipts or utility bills

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