Veterans, U.S. Service Members, and Their Families
Special Circumstances: information for Veterans, U.S. Service Members, Public Servants, and their families; and out-of-state waivers for students with three years of attendance and graduation from Florida high schools. If you believe you qualify for a special exemption, please fill out this form and return to the Financial Aid Office.
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
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)
Florida National Guard
For details and instructions on applying, please contact your unit commander.
Purple Heart or Another Combat Decoration Superior in Precedence
Recipient of Purple Heart or Superior Combat Decoration - FS 1009.26(9)
Such a waiver for a Purple Heart recipient or recipient of another combat decoration superior in precedence shall be applicable for 110 percent of the number of required credit hours of the degree or certificate program for which the student is enrolled. Please contact your admissions counselor to inquire.
Out-of-State Waivers for Students with Three Years of Attendance and Graduation from a Florida High School - FS 1009.26(12a)
If you have attended a Florida high school for at least 3 consecutive years immediately before graduating from a Florida high school, you must apply for enrollment within 24 months after high school graduation, and submit an official Florida high school transcript as evidence of attendance and graduation. Please note that you cannot be eligible for Florida grant and scholarship programs with this status. Through this waiver, you retain out-of-state residency and are charged Florida resident rates for tuition and fees for up to 110% of your required hours to degree.