From time to time I receive questions about Florida residency for in-state tuition at Florida universities. Having college age children myself I looked into this issue several years ago. The residency rules for purposes of school tuition for undergraduate and graduate students under the age of 25 are significantly different from Florida residency for asset protection purposes. Just because a person is a Florida resident for purposes of asset exemptions does not mean the same person is a resident for purposes of in-state tuition. Florida has a separate set of rules for tuition residency.
Florida’s rules are very similar to the in-state tuition tests in other states. School tuition is beyond the scope of this blog. Those interested in qualification for in-state tuition in Florida should examine those separate rules which are clearly stated on the websites of most Florida colleges and universities.