Florida House of Representatives final bill analysis of HB 851
Determination of Resident Status for Tuition Purposes
“Eliminating the out-of-state block tuition for nonresident students in adult general education (AGE) programs to establish a uniform block tuition for all AGE students”.
“The bill repeals the out-of-state fee for nonresidents, thereby establishing uniform block tuition for all students enrolling in adult general education programs. This change will reduce the administrative burden on institutions to verify student residency, increase affordability, and promote access for students by eliminating cumbersome documentation requirements.
Implementation of Residency Requirements
The State Board of Education (SBE) and Florida Board of Governors (BOG) must adopt rules to implement the provisions of Section 1009.21, F.S.16 Accordingly, the SBE has adopted Rule 6A-10.044, F.A.C., “Residency for Tuition Purposes.” The BOG has adopted a similar set of provisions under Rule 72.1001, F.A.C., also entitled “Residency for Tuition Purposes.”17 Each rule establishes requirements for determining residency for tuition purposes.
The implementation is what we will need to watch.