Residency Declaration for Tuition Purposes

Students must establish their residency status upon admission to NFC. Residency status determines the tuition rate the student will be charged. The residency forms are below. THE COMPLETED FORM AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO ADMISSIONS PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS FOR THE TERM.

Non-Florida Resident

Download and complete page 1 of the residency declaration form. You will be classified as a Non-Florida resident.

Georgia residents of Brooks, Echols, Lowndes, and Thomas counties may be eligible for NFC’s next-county tuition adjustment. After you register in classes, contact to discuss the next-county tuition adjustment.

Florida Resident

Download and complete the residency declaration form.

A Florida "resident for tuition purposes" is a person who has, or a dependent person whose parent or legal guardian has, established and maintained legal residency in Florida for at least 12 consecutive months preceding the first day of classes of the term for which Florida residency is sought.

The student (or parent or legal guardian, if a dependent student) will need to provide proof they have maintained legal residence in Florida for at least 12 months.

Page-by-Page Help for Residency Form

Page 1: Student fills out name, date of birth, and their citizenship status.
To qualify as a Florida resident, the student must be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident alien, or a nonimmigrant in a visa classification that grants them the legal ability to establish a bona fide domicile in the U.S. See the FRD-1 form for more details.

Page 2: Indicate the term you will start attending NFC and determine if the student is dependent or independent. If student is over age 24, student is independent and will fill out the rest of the form. If student is under age 24, student is dependent and a parent fills out the rest of the form. A student under age 24 can generally be independent if they can provide one of the following. See the FRD-1 form for more details.

  • Marriage certificate
  • Prior year tax return showing they claimed a dependent child, or their child’s birth certificate
  • Prior year tax return showing they have income to support themselves (minimum of $6392)
  • Evidence the student is an active duty military service member or Veteran (ex. DD-214 or military orders
  • Evidence the student is a ward of the court

Page 3: If the student is dependent, a parent is the “claimant” and the student is the “claimant” if they are independent. The claimant fills in their name, address, and date they moved to Florida. Then they provide two documents that the claimant was issued at least 12 months prior to the first day of classes. The most common documents are:

  • Driver’s License
  • Voter Registration
  • Vehicle Registration
  • See page 4 of the FRD-1 form for list of other acceptable documents

Step 4: The claimant signs page 4.

Return completed forms and supporting documents to:

Fax 850-973-1697

NFC Admissions
325 NW Turner Davis Drive
Madison, FL 32340

There is a locked drop box on the sidewalk between buildings #2 and #3 on campus.

More Information about Florida Residency.