As a veteran, U.S. service member or public servants, you may qualify for a special exemption.
The College will waive out-of-state fees for honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed and Reserve Forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy) and the National Guard (Army and Air) who physically reside in Florida while enrolled at the College. Tuition and fees charged to a veteran under this subsection may not exceed the tuition and fees charged a resident student in the same course. Required: DD-214 form and proof of Florida address.
Persons who are entitled to and use educational assistance provided by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs will qualify for a waiver of out-of-state fees if they physically reside in Florida while enrolled at the College in any term beginning after July 1, 2015. Tuition and fees charged to a veteran or person who qualifies for the out-of-state fee waiver under this subsection may not exceed the tuition and fees charged a resident student enrolled in the same course. Required: VA Educational Assistance Benefits Certification such as VA Certification of Eligibility (COE) or a VAF 28-1905 Form (Ch 31).
The College will waive out-of-state fees for a person who is an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States residing or stationed outside of the state. Tuition and fees charged to a student who qualifies for this out-of-state fee waiver may not exceed the tuition and fees charged to a resident student. Required: copy of military orders.
If you believe you may qualify for any of the above, please use this form:
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about education benefits offered by VA, you may also visit the official U.S. government website at: www.va.gov.
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)
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.