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Florida Resident Access Grant Application

Florida Residency Qualification

A Florida resident for Florida financial assistance is a person (if under 24, the parent or legal guardian) who has established and maintained legal residence in Florida for at least twelve (12) months immediately proceeding the first day of classes of the academic term for which the student enrolls. Residence during the 12 month qualifying period must be for the purpose of maintaining a bona fide domicile rather than maintaining a temporary residence incident to enrollment in an institution of higher education.

If any of the following statements are true, check that box and then fill out the Florida Residency Parent/Guardian Information below.

Proof of Residency

Mandatory to receive FRAG. We must have at least two forms of proof of residency. Listed below are acceptable documents for verifying proof of residency. At least one of the documents must be from the first tier; those documents listed in the second tier may be used in conjunction with one document from the first tier.

First Tier
Second Tier
Florida Driver License or State of Florida identification card
A Florida professional or occupational license
Florida voter registration card
Florida incorporation
Proof of permanent full-time employment in Florida
Proof of membership in a Florida-based charitable or professional organization
Proof of purchase of a permanent home in Florida that is occupied as the primary residence of the claimant
Utility bills and proof of 12 consecutive months of payments
Student transcripts from a Florida high school for multiple years, if earned within the past 12 months
Lease agreement and proof of 12 consecutive months of payment
Benefit histories from Florida agencies or public assistance programs
State or court documents evidencing legal ties to Florida
Florida vehicle registration card
Declaration of domicile in Florida
Proof of a homestead exemption in Florida
 

Florida Residency Affidavit



- If you are under 24, you are dependent (dependent means any person, whether or not living with his or her parent, who is eligible to be claimed by his or her parent as a dependent under the federal income tax code). If you are a dependent student then your parent or legal guardian is the claimant.


- If you are over 24, you are independent. You may also be considered independent if you are married, you have a child or other dependent as defined by the federal tax code, your parents are deceased and you are or were until age 18 a ward of the court, or you are considered independent for financial aid purposes. Documentation of any of these situations is required.

Student General Information

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Initial Eligibility Requirement to Receive Funding

I certify the following (check each statement that applies) :

Please attach a copy of your alien registration card or Visa.





Selective Service Status

Please indicate your Selective Service registration status :

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Claimant Information

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Proof of Residency Documentation

Please remember that at least one of the documents you provide as proof of residency must be from the first tier. A document from the second tier may be used in conjunction with a document from the first tier, but documents from the second tier alone are not sufficient to prove residency. Please see the Proof of Residency section above for further details.

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Signature

If you move from Florida before the start of classes you must notify the Office of Financial Aid.

Do not forget to send copies of the appropriate documents listed on this application. Documents supporting the establishment of legal residence must be dated, issued or filed 12 months prior to matriculation at Stetson University. Supporting document should be sent to :

Office of Financial Aid
421 North Woodland Blvd.
Unit 8379
DeLand, FL 32723

Student

I do hereby swear or affirm that the above named student meets all the requirements indicated in the checked category on page 1 for classification as a Florida resident for Florida financial assistance. I understand that a false statement in theaffidavit will subject me to penalties for making a false statement pursuant to 837.06 FS and BOR rule 6C-6.00 (6) F.A.C.

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Claimant

I do hereby swear or affirm that the above named student meets all the requirements indicated in the checked category on page 1 for classification as a Florida resident for Florida financial assistance. I understand that a false statement in theaffidavit will subject me to penalties for making a false statement pursuant to 837.06 FS and BOR rule 6C-6.00 (6) F.A.C.

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