Good evening: Shanteisha Howell, a citizen (born in the USA), has attended school in Broward County all her life. Having graduated from Everglades High School, Pembroke Pines, she was accepted at FIU to pursue a degree in nursing. She has been asked to and is required to pay thousands of dollars in out-of-state fees for the following reasons: Her parents are still domiciled in Jamaica so she was not protected under this clause while she was under 18 years old Now that she is over 18, her drivers license is not yet a year old so now that she is independent of her patents, it is inadequate proof Even though she can prove through Broward County School Records that she has been resident here and attending school since kindergarten, the state and county school records cannot be used to prove that this young adult is and was always resident here How can domicile for student purposes not be proven by student records of attendance and achievement, but are acceptable for admission? She appealed, no-one saw her, but she was advised by email that her appeal would not be heard? Can you please try to help her as she is looking at projected student loans of $35,000 (thirty-five thousand) dollars to cover an initial 15 credits before her license is a year old, and she has truly never lived in another state, since she was a toddler. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and her telephone number is 954-687-2855. I am her 8th grade Mathematics teacher and she reached out to me to try and get your attention as she has classes tomorrow. Denise A. Munoz-Bennett 954-937-2730 Denise A. Munoz-Bennett
Student (citizen) who has been attending elementary through High school in Broward County being forced to pay phenomenally high out-of-state fees by FIU because her license is less than a year oldand her parents are away. Is it about students who want an education, or do we gouge her for money? Why would attendance in school for 10 years at the same address not be useful for residency, but acceptable for admittance?