2016-2017 Catalog

International/Eligible Non-Citizen Categories

Permanent Resident – A person who has been granted permanent resident status in the U.S. and has (or is waiting for) a Permanent Resident Card (identified as either Form I-151 or Form I- 551). Permanent residents are eligible to establish residency for tuition purposes in Florida. 

Non-Immigrant – A foreign national seeking to enter the U.S. temporarily and for a specific purpose. Once in the U.S., they are restricted to the activity or reason for which their visa was issued. Individuals with certain non-immigrant visas are eligible to establish residency for tuition purposes in Florida. 

Unauthorized Aliens – A foreign national who lives in the U.S. without the required documentation. An unauthorized alien is not eligible to establish residency for tuition purposes in Florida. However, a dependent child who is a United States citizen may not be denied classification as a resident for tuition purposes based solely upon the immigration status of his or her parents.