Florida Senate - 2012 SB 106 By Senator Siplin 19-00019-12 2012106__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to postsecondary student fees; 3 providing an exemption from payment of nonresident 4 tuition at a state university or a Florida College 5 System institution for a student who meets specified 6 requirements; requiring that the Board of Governors of 7 the State University System adopt regulations and the 8 State Board of Education adopt rules; providing an 9 effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Nonresident tuition exemption.— 14 (1) Beginning with the 2012 fall term, a student, other 15 than a nonimmigrant alien within the meaning of 8 U.S.C. s. 16 1101(a)(15), is exempt from paying nonresident tuition at a 17 state university or a Florida College System institution if the 18 student: 19 (a) Attended high school in the state for 3 or more 20 consecutive or nonconsecutive years; 21 (b) Graduated from a high school in the state or attained a 22 high school equivalency diploma pursuant to s. 1003.435, Florida 23 Statutes; 24 (c) Registered as an entering student or is currently 25 enrolled at a state university or a Florida College System 26 institution; and 27 (d) In the case of a student without lawful immigration 28 status, files an affidavit with the state university or the 29 Florida College System institution stating that the student has 30 filed an application to legalize his or her immigration status 31 or will file an application as soon as he or she is eligible to 32 do so. 33 (2) The Board of Governors shall adopt regulations and the 34 State Board of Education shall adopt rules to administer this 35 section. 36 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.