Residency Information

Florida residency for tuition purposes, Florida Statutes 1009.21 requires that a U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident Alien student or a dependent student’s parent/legal guardian establish and maintain a legal Florida residence for at least 12 months before the first day of the semester for which in-state status is sought.
Students may qualify as either a DEPENDENT or INDEPENDENT person. In rare cases, a student may qualify for temporary in-state status by qualifying under an Exception Category


–  Florida Residency Declaration For Tuition Purposes Form DOE
–  Know Your Rights ENGLISHSPANISH
–   Frequently Asked Questions ENGLISHSPANISH
–   Non-Florida Resident Waiver



If your application for residency is denied and you choose to appeal the decision, you must submit an Appeal of Resident Status Form within 10 calendar days prior to the first day of classes to Student Services. The designated Residency Appeal Committee (workforce education advisor, instructor and administrator) will review the appeal and inform the applicant of the final residency determination in writing via email. Please note that the Residency Appeal Committee cannot override Florida statutes which govern residency for tuition purposes. The decision of the Residency Appeal Committee is considered the final decision of Lorenzo Walker Technical College.