Latin American-Caribbean (LAC) Scholarship
Under Florida statute 1009.21, full-time students born and living in Latin American and the Caribbean (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) who receive scholarships from the federal or state government qualify for in-state tuition. This provision of the law provides an opportunity to encourage the continued internationalization of UF and to attract more high-quality students from Latin America and the Caribbean.
To qualify, UF students must be awarded a non-duty scholarship of a minimum of $500 per semester paid from either state or federal funds. Students must be full-time and in good academic standing. Graduate or research assistantships are not considered scholarships for this purpose. Note that this program provides eligibility; it is not a guaranteed scholarship. Scholarship decisions are made by the colleges.
To receive the LAC Scholarship status, the qualified student must obtain a memo from the college at the start of each semester, indicating the amount of the scholarship and the semester for which it is awarded. This letter must be presented to the International Center for processing of the application for residency status for tuition purposes under Florida Statutes 1009.21.
Citizens born and living in the following countries are eligible:
Caribbean: Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands.
Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama.
South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela.
North America: Mexico