Tuition and Expenses
The “cost of attendance” budget set by the school includes tuition, books, and living expenses. The information listed below should help as you develop your budget for the upcoming school year. It also determines the maximum amount of financial aid students may receive during their period of enrollment.
Tuition for the LL.M. in Environmental & Land Use Law Program for the 2014-2015 academic year is $741.03 per credit for Florida residents and $1,294.52 per credit for non-residents.
Although expenses can vary considerably, the College of Law estimates that students can anticipate expenses in addition to tuition of about $16,170.00 per year, as follows:
Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes Eligibility
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 residence in Florida for at least twelve consecutive months preceding the first day of classes of the term for which Florida residency is sought. Residence in Florida must be as a bona fide domicile rather that for the purpose of maintaining a residence incident to enrollment at an institution of higher education. To qualify as a Florida resident for tuition purposes, you must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien, or legal alien granted indefinite stay by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Other persons not meeting the twelve-month legal residence requirement may be classified as Florida resident for tuition purposes only if they fall within one of the limited special categories authorized by the Florida Legislature and State Board of Education. All other persons are ineligible for classification as a Florida “resident for tuition purposes.”
Living in or attending school in Florida will not, in itself, establish legal residence. Students who depend on out-of-state parents for support are presumed to be legal residents of the same state as their parents. Residence for tuition purpose requires the establishment of legal ties to the state of Florida. Students must verify that they have broken ties to other states if the student or, in the case for dependent students, his or her parent, has moved from another state.
For additional information see:
Residency for Tuition
The Guidelines on Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes
Academic Common Market
The Academic Common Market allows a student to enroll in an undergraduate or graduate program at a university in another state without having to pay out-of-state tuition if that program of study is not offered by the public institutions in the student’s home state.
You may be eligible to apply for Academic Common Market status if:
- Are a resident of one of the 16 Southern Regional Education Board member states.
- Select a program eligible for residents of your home state.
- Complete the admission process at the institution offering the eligible Academic Common Market program.
- Are certified as a resident of your home state by contacting the ACM coordinator for your state of residence.
To read more about the Academic Common Market visit ACM online.