Has anyone ever tried to become a florida resident for admissions as well as tuition purpose? My entire family(extended and siblings) other than my parents(pa residents) live in florida and i would love to move down there but i am trying to figure if there is some way i can establish residency there during my senior year of college(ug). I go to Penn and am a Pa resident and have lived here most of my life but i would like to establish residency in florida that way i can with luck go to a florida medical school and then i will not have to worry about moving after med school because i ll already be where i want to be. If anyone knows of anyone who has done this i would love to know what exactly is needed for the legalities. I am classified as independant for fafsa becasue i was a ward of the court untill i was 18 but i am realy dependant on my parents because they help support me some although my grandmother who lives in florida also helps support me some. My question is is there anyway to establish residency in florida either while attending a school not in florida or if i were to transfer to florida school for this fall assuming some colleges have rolling admissions or through continuing education and then transfer in as a matriculated student for the spring and hopefully be able to transfer enough credits to graduate on time with some luck???? Does anyone know if you can establish residency while taking a full-time course load in florida. Also i could stop accepting any funds from my parents if needed that way i would not be in anyway dependant. Also does anyone know how schools in florida determine residency for ADMISSIONS(not tuition) when does the 12 month period begin for the admissions preference because i was under the impression that it must be different than the 12 months prior to registration/begining of the fall semester because of how early students have to apply.