FSU summer term requirement

I didn’t know about a summer requirement until after I applied to fsu. I am highly considering going here, but am from IL and would not want to be away from my family more than I already have to during the fall and spring semester. What are some reasons, personally and financially, that people have for the summer term waiver? How likely am I to get out of it if I have a summer job that I need to pay for college in addition to being away from my family?