What is a tuition waiver?
A tuition waiver is a form that allows the tuition, or cost, of attending a public college, university, or trade school, to be waived. This means you do not have to pay to attend a public school in Florida. The waiver can be used until the age of 28, and there is no GPA requirement or a limit to the number of credit hours (or classes) that you can take.
What types of schools will accept the tuition waiver?
- State universities
- Florida public colleges
- Trade Schools/ workforce education programs
What types of courses can I take?
- Undergraduate classes
- Graduate classes including a Master’s degree or PHD
- Professional school: example dental school, law school
How do I qualify for a tuition waiver?
In Florida you will receive a tuition and fee waiver (meaning you do not have to pay the cost to attend college or trade school)if:
You were removed from your parents’ care and never reunified. (This means you could have aged out of foster care, been adopted, or been placed with a relative or non relative.)
You were reunified after age 14 and spent at least 18 months in foster care.
How long do I have to use the tuition waiver?
Your tuition waiver can be used until the age of 28.
Fla. Stat. sec 1009.25