To be considered for Florida In-state tuition, applicants to the Colleges of Dental Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Optometry and Nursing must submit a completed Residency Application for Florida In-State Tuition and Affidavit along with supporting documentation.
It is the policy of the Health Professions Division (HPD) of Nova Southeastern University to encourage Florida residents to attend the Division’s various programs, in the hope that Florida residents graduating from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will practice their respective professions in Florida and thus benefit the residents of the state of Florida. Accordingly, NSU has established a reduced tuition rate to be charged to these students who, pursuant to the terms and conditions contained herein, can demonstrate with credible evidence that they are legal residents of the state of Florida for tuition purposes.
In order for a student to be considered for in-state tuition, the student must be qualified as a resident for tuition purposes according to Florida State Statute 1109.21. Being a legal resident, a person who has maintained residence in the state of Florida, has purchased a home, or has established a domicile in the state, by itself does not establish residency for tuition purposes. The primary intent of having established residency in Florida must not have been for the purpose of obtaining an education in Florida. Residency for tuition purposes is exclusively determined by the HPD based on submission of a completed Application and Affidavit for Florida In-State Tuition along with supporting documentation in accordance with Florida Statutes.
The following U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens will be considered for in-state tuition:
The burden of providing clear and convincing documentation that justifies the university’s classification of a student as a resident rests with the applicant. For documentation to be “clear and convincing”, it must be credible, trustworthy, and sufficient to persuade the university that the applicant has established legal residency in Florida that is not solely for the purpose of pursuing an education and has relinquished legal residency in any other state. All documentation must be submitted within 45 days of matriculation in order to determine residency. Students who fail to submit the Residency Application for Florida In-State Tuition and Residency Affidavit with sufficient documentation to prove residency within 45 days of matriculation will be considered out-of-state for tuition purposes for their entire enrollment at NSU.
Each student shall submit the documentation listed below:
With the exception of notarized forms, submit copies, not originals. Submitted originals will not be returned.
Mandatory documents for all students:
Additional documents required for students requesting in-state tuition based on their own residency (documentation must be in student’s name):
Additional documents required for students requesting in-state tuition based on the residency of their parent/guardian/spouse (documents must be in the name of the parent/guardian/ spouse):
IMPORTANT: If your request is based on your parent’s residency, your parent(s) must have claimed you as a dependent on his or her federal income tax return for the previous two years.
Although the decision of eligibility for in-state tuition will be made exclusively by NSU, the State of Florida may occasionally require additional information or documentation to verify a student’s status. Continuation of the student’s in-state tuition at HPD-NSU is dependent upon the student’s cooperation in supplying the requested documents in a timely manner.
Do not fax these documents to our office.
Download the Residency Application for Florida In-State Tuition.