Veterans, U.S. Service Members

As a veteran, U.S. service member or public servants, you may qualify for a special exemption.

Veterans, U.S. Service Members and Their Families

An honorably discharged Veteran of the United States Armed and Reserve Forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, or Navy) or the National Guard (Army or Air) who physically resides in Florida while enrolled may qualify for a special exemption. Required: DD-214 form and proof of Florida address. 

A Veteran or Covered Individual who is entitled to and uses Educational Assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and who physically resides in Florida while enrolled may qualify for a special exemption. Required: VA Educational Assistance Benefits Certification such as VA Certification of Eligibility (COE) or a VAF 28-1905 Form (Ch 31). 

If you believe you may qualify for either of the above, please use this form:

Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs administers many programs, including the Veterans  GI Bill® . Questions or concerns regarding VA educational benefits may be directed to the Office of the Registrar at registrar@ncf.edu.  For more information about education benefits offered by VA, you may also visit the official U.S. government website at: www.va.gov.

Purple Heart or Another Combat Decoration Superior in Precedence

If you are the recipient of a Purple Heart or other combat decoration superior in precedence, you may be eligible for a tuition waiver. Service member or veteran with Purple Heart, or other combat decoration superior in precedence which was awarded for valor. Applicable for 110 percent of the number of required credit hours of the degree or certificate program for which the student is enrolled. Required: DD-214 and proof of applicable Florida residency (either current or at the time of the valorous action for which the decoration was awarded).

If you believe you may qualify please use this form.

Florida Bright Futures for Children of Active Military

If you are a Florida resident for tuition purposes, and your parent or guardian is on active military duty or serving on public service assignment outside the State of Florida, you may be eligible for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. For additional eligibility details, and instructions for applying, click here.

If you’ve already earned a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship and enlisted in the US Armed Forces right out of high school, contact the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance to learn about requirements for activating your Scholarship (OSFA@fldoe.org or 888-827-2004)

Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans

The Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans (CSDDV) provides an award to dependent children or unremarried spouses of qualified Florida veterans. Students who attend an eligible public postsecondary institution will receive funds to cover their tuition and registration fees. Students who attend an eligible private postsecondary institution will receive a fixed award amount by using the average matriculation and fee calculation for full-time attendance at a public postsecondary education institution at the comparable level. Click here for more information.