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Student Financial Services
Hicks Hall, Building 53, Suite 1100
Phone: (904) 620-2472
Fax: (904) 620-1049
The University of North Florida accepts the following waivers:
Pursuant to Florida Statute 1009.24, The LFL program was designed to promote the increasing desire for knowledge among experienced citizens of the First Coast community. The LFL program allows Florida residents for tuition purposes, aged 60 or older, to audit college-level courses with tuition waived.
To apply, complete the Learning for a Lifetime Application and return it to the Office of Admissions prior to course registration. Students may also complete our online application.
No academic credit shall be awarded for attendance in classes for which fees are waived under Florida Statute section 7.008. This privilege will be granted only on a space-available basis, if such classes are not filled as of the close of registration. Students begin registration the day before classes start.
The University will waive any or all application, tuition, and associated fees for persons 60 years of age or older who are Florida residents for tuition purposes and who enroll to audit courses being offered for college credit. Tuition and mandatory fees will be waived. Any miscellaneous fees such as Osprey ID, lab fees and distance learning fees are the student’s responsibility to pay.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 1009.265, the University shall waive tuition and associated fees for state employees who qualify.
State employees complete the State Employee Tuition Waiver Form located under the Student Services tab in your MyWings account. It can be found in the Online Forms option. The form will be open only after the date designated for State Waiver employees to register for classes each term (please see the University Academic Calendar). Any courses registered prior to that date will not be accessible to the waiver and you will be responsible for all related fees.UNF will verify employment before the waiver is posted to the student’s account.
• Students may register for up to six hours of tuition-free courses.• Students not classified as Florida residents for tuition purposes are responsible for the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.• Fees will only be waived for courses listed on the online State Employee Fee Waiver form. When registration changes, the waiver (our system) will re-apply the waiver, provided the course is eligible.• State Waiver students must register on the SPACE AVAILABLE registration day. Only after non-waiver students have registered will you be able to register. Please be prepared for the possibility that your first choice of courses may be unavailable.• You will be responsible for all fees for courses listed on your form that you register for, or are on a wait list for, prior to the State Employee Tuition Waiver registration date. • If you register before the State Employee Tuition Waiver registration date and later drop the course and re-register on or after the State Employee Tuition Waiver SPACE AVAILABLE registration date, this course will not be eligible for a waiver and you will be responsible for all associated fees.• Failure to submit your form by the deadline will result in you being fee liable for all courses for which you have registered.
• State Employee Fee Waiver students are not eligible for advanced term registration and may not register prior to the designated State Waiver SPACE AVAILABLE registration date. Please disregard the time ticket assigned to you; this is based on student classification and UNF hours earned and is not reflective of your status as a state waiver student.• Tuition will not be waived for the following types of courses: thesis, dissertation, internship, directed independent study, non-credit, sponsored credit, courses taken in an audit grade mode and Continuing Education.• The State Employee Waiver will not cover additional fees including, but not limited to, lab fees, the Wall Street Journal Fee, Week of Welcome Fee, Osprey ID Card Fee, Orientation Fee, Distance Learning Fee, or the state mandated Repeat Surcharge and Excess Hours fees. • Students need to check the University Academic Calendar for the submission deadline
• Dual enrollment allows academically talented students to take college courses for UNF credit while currently enrolled in high school to fulfill graduation requirements. • UNF offers a limited number of dual enrollment courses. If you plan to participate in dual enrollment, you should work closely with your high school guidance counselor to ensure your courses will be compatible with your future college goals. Your dual enrollment classes should help you meet UNF general education requirements, meet prerequisite or lower division requirements for your intended major, or substitute for elective hours. In addition, comparable high school courses should be unavailable, and the university must have space available in the requested class.
• Eligibility for participation in the Dual Enrollment program is set by written agreement between the school district and UNF. • There are two ways students can receive dual enrollment credit from UNF -- through a pre-arranged dual enrollment course on the student's high school campus, or by taking classes directly on UNF's campus. Pre-arranged courses are created by mutual inter-institutional agreement and are governed separately.
• To qualify for dual enrollment, you must submit the following by the posted general admission deadline: • Admissions Application NOTE: Application is valid for one semester only. Students must reapply each term (by the posted deadline). • Dual Enrollment Term of Agreement with signatures from high school principal, counselor, and parent (available through the high school guidance counselor or UNF's Admissions Office) NOTE: Terms of agreement form is valid for one semester only.• Official high school transcripts reflecting a 3.0 recalculated, unweighted high school GPA or higher and at least 18 high school credits • ACT or SAT scores taken within the last two years (minimum 24 ACT or 1100 SAT) • Immunization form
The Dual Enrollment Program at UNF is also available to high school students enrolled in a home education program. The Dual Enrollment Program is in compliance with Florida Statute 232.02, which regulates home education programs. The appropriate district school superintendent or designee must verify that the student is participating in an approved education program. Home school students must meet the admission criteria outlined above in order to participate in dual enrollment at UNF.
The University shall waive tuition and associated fees for any student who is or was at the time he or she reached the age of 18 in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCF) or a relative under Florida Statute 39.5085; who was adopted from the Department of Children and Family Services after May 5, 1997; or was placed in a guardianship by a court after spending at least 6 months in the custody of the Department after reaching 16 years of age.
Students must provide a certification of eligibility from DCF (on DCF letterhead) to the Student Financial Services Office located in the Ann and David Hicks Hall, Buidling 53.
Paperwork needs to be submitted to the Student Financial Services Office by the tuition and fee payment deadline for the term.
• This waiver will waive tuition and fees, including Osprey ID and lab fees• It remains valid until the student reaches the age of 28, is limited to undergraduate degree programs and shall not exceed 120 credit hours.
It does not cover the excess hours fee.
Pursuant to Florida Statute section 288.8175, Florida linkage institutes were created to assist in the development of stronger economic, cultural, educational, and social ties between this state and strategic foreign countries through the promotion of expanded public and private dialogue on cooperative research and technical assistance activities, increased bilateral commerce, student and faculty exchange, cultural exchange, and the enhancement of language training skills between the postsecondary institutions in this state and those of selected foreign countries. Each institute must ensure that minority students are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in the exchange.
who are granted a linkages waiver receive a letter from the University or
department issuing the linkage. This
letter must be submitted to the Student Financial Services (SFS) Office located in the Ann and David Hicks Hall, Buidling 53.. Sometimes the University or department will send
the letter to the SFS Office on behalf of the student.
Paperwork needs to be submitted to the Student Financial Services Office by the tuition and fee payment deadline for the term.
The waiver will waive all out-of-state tuition and out-of-state financial aid fee for the semester as indicated on the linkage letter.
Pursuant to Florida Board of Governors regulation 8.014, the University shall waive tuition and associated fees for any student who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, excluding university housing, or whose primary nighttime residence is a public or private shelter designed to provide temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized, or a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
Students requesting a homeless waiver are required to provide proof of homelessness to the Office of Student Financial Aid via One Stop Student Services located in the Ann and David Hicks Hall, Buidling 53.
This waiver will waive tuition and associated fees for any undergraduate degree program up to a total of 120 credit hours or for any approved undergraduate degree program that exceeds 120 hours.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 1009.26, the University shall waive undergraduate tuition and associated fees for each recipient of a Purple Heart, or another combat decoration superior in precedence which was awarded for valor.
Students are required to submit to the Student Financial Services Office (located in the Ann and David Hicks Hall, Buidling 53) form DD-214 issued at the time of separation from service as documentation that the student has received a Purple Heart or another combat decoration superior in precedence.
• The waiver covers only tuition and fees associated with credit hour instruction provided directly by the University and does not include any additional fees that may be charged for specialized programs or by external organizations.• 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.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 1009.26 (2), persons who supervise interns for institutions within the State University System may be given one non-transferable certificate (fee waiver) for each full academic term during which the person serves as an intern supervisor. This certificate shall provide for waiver of the basic tuition fee (as defined in Regulation 7.001).
Certificate holders are entitled to a waiver of tuition for a maximum of six (6) credit hours (including credit through The Division of Continuing Education) during a single term. Certificates shall be valid for three years from date of issuance and are not transferable.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 112.1915, students whose parent or spouse was a member of law enforcement, firefighter, or correctional officer who died in the line of duty are eligible for a waiver of tuition and associated fees.
• Students must submit a letter from the agency chief indicating the parent died in the line of duty. Paperwork needs to be submitted to the Student Financial Services Office by the tuition and fee payment deadline for the term.• Student must notify the Student Financial Services Office (located in the Ann and David Hicks Hall, Buidling 53) by the 3rd day of each semester of attendance to request the waiver. • Students must be in good standing with the University to receive the waiver.
The waiver will waive tuition and
associated course fees up to 120 credit hours.
The benefits under this waiver are valid
until the child’s 25th birthday.
Spouses must commence benefits within 5
years after the death occurs and benefits shall continue until the 10th
anniversary of the death.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 112.1915, students whose parent was a teacher or school administrator who died because of their job are eligible for a waiver up to 120 credit hours
• The waiver applies to tuition and regular course fees. • The benefits under this waiver are valid until the child’s 25th birthday.
Pursuant to Florida Board of Governors regulation 7.008, the University will waive tuition and associated fees up to 120 credit hours of instruction for persons wrongfully incarcerated.
The student needs to submit proof that the felony conviction was vacated by the court and the original sentencing court has issued its order finding that the person neither committed the act, nor did aid, abet or act as an accomplice or accessory to the act or offense. This must be submitted to the Student Financial Services's Office, located in the Ann and David Hicks Hall, Buidling 53.
• The wrongfully incarcerated person meets and maintains the regular admission requirement of the University;• The student remains registered and makes satisfactory academic progress as defined by the University.
The waiver will waive tuition and associated fees up to 120 credit hours of instruction if the eligibility requirements are met
• Pursuant to Florida Statute 295.01, the University shall provide an educational opportunity for dependent children of Florida veterans or servicemembers who: o Died as a result of service-connected injuries, disease, or disability sustained while on active duty; or o Has been determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or its predecessor to have a service-connected 100-percent total and permanent disability rating for compensation; or o Has been determined to have a service-connected total and permanent disability rating of 100 percent and is in receipt of disability retirement pay from any branch of the United States Armed Services; or o Has been issued a valid identification card by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs in accordance with Florida Statute 295.17,• The University shall provide an educational opportunity for spouses of deceased or disabled servicemembers if: o The unremarried spouse of a deceased servicemember, as defined in Florida Statute 250.01, qualifies for the benefits under this section: o If the servicemember and his or her spouse have been married to each other for 1 year; and o If the servicemember and his or her spouse had been residents of the state for 1 year immediately preceding the servicemember’s death or disability and the servicemember’s death occurred under the circumstances stated above or the servicemember’s disability meets the criteria disability meets the criteria stated above
• For children- o the parents of such children have been residents of the state for 1 year immediately preceding the death or occurrence of such disability and
o the student is between the ages of 16 and 22; must be initially eligible prior to their 23rd birthday• For Spouses: o The servicemember and his or her spouse have been married to each other for 1 year and o They have been residents of the state for 1 year immediately preceding the death or occurrence of disability as defined above and o The unremarried spouse applies to use the benefit within 5 years after the servicemember’s death or o Only during the duration of the marriage in the case of a servicemember’s disability as defined above up to the point of dissolution or annulment
• For Both: o Students must submit the required proof of eligibility to the Student Financial Services Office, located in the Ann and David Hicks Hall, Building 53 by the tuition and fee payment deadline for the term.
The program will pay the equivalent of tuition and registration fees for degree or certificate programs for eligible applicants
Pursuant to HB 851, Florida Statute 1009.26, the University shall waive out-of-state tuition and out-of-state financial aid fee for students who attend a Florida secondary school for three consecutive years immediately preceding high school graduation.
• Students must be admitted to UNF and meet the following requirements: 1. Have attended a Florida secondary school for three consecutive years immediately before graduating from a Florida high school (students must attend a public or private Florida high school; home schooled students are not eligible); 2. Submit an admissions application to a State University System Institution, Florida College System institution, or technical center within 24 months of high school graduation; and 3. Submit an official high school transcript(s) that provides evidence of meeting the criteria above
• The waiver will waive the out-of-state tuition and out-of-state financial aid fee only, if applicable, for students who meet the requirements. The waiver does not waive any other tuition and fees. • UNF will verify that the student’s residency status before the waiver is applied.• The waiver is valid for 110 percent of the required credit hours of the undergraduate degree for which the student is enrolled. • Students are not eligible for state financial aid programs.
Due to the requirement of attending a Florida secondary school, home educated students are not eligible.
• Students must submit an official paper high school transcript(s).• Students must complete an Enrollment Services tuition waiver form
• Students submit the waiver form and official paper high school transcript to Residency Processing via One Stop Student Services located in the Ann and David Hicks Hall, Building 53.• The forms must be submitted by the payment deadline for the term as noted on the University Academic Calendar.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 1009.26 (12)(a), and the federal Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 (Title VII, section 702), the University shall waive out-of-state tuition and out-of-state financial aid fee for an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Armed Services, the United States Reserve Forces, or the National Guard who physically resides in Florida while enrolled in the University. This waiver has been amended as of July 1, 2015 to include any dependent who receives GI benefits and resides in Florida; they will also receive instate tuition.
• Veterans must: 1. Have received an honorable discharge from the Armed Services, Reserve Forces or the National Guard AND 2. Physically reside in Florida while enrolled at the University
1.Dependent receives GI BIll benefits AND
2. Physically reside in Florida while enrolled at the University
• The waiver will waive the out-of-state tuition and out-of-state financial aid fee only, if applicable, for veterans who meet the requirements.• The waiver is valid for a maximum of 110 percent of the required credit hours of the degree for which the student is enrolled
For Dependents using GI Bill benefits:
• The waiver will waive the out-of-state tuition and out-of-state financial aid fee only, if applicable, for veterans who meet the requirements.• The waiver is valid for a maximum of 110 percent of the required credit hours of the degree for which the student is enrolled and using GI Bill benefits. The waiver is not applicable once the dependent has exhausted benefits.
UNF will verify that the student’s residency status before the waiver is applied.
1. Veterans must submit a copy of their DD 214 to prove the student has been honorably discharged
2. Veterans must annually submit proof that they currently reside in Florida, such as a current lease or bill in the veteran’s name
For Dependents using GI Bill Benefits:
1. Dependents of veterans receiving GI Bill benefits must submit a copy of their certificate of eligibility
2. Dependents receiving GI BIll benefits must provide proof of residing in Florida each semester. Students living in UNF residence halls need to submit a copy of their housing contract. Other proof of residency must be in the student's name
• Students submit proof of living in Florida and a copy of their DD 214 (or proof of using GI Bill benefits (certificate of eligibiltiy)) to the Student Financial Services Office located in the Ann and David Hicks Hall, Building 53, suite 1100• The forms must be submitted by the payment deadline for the term as noted on the University Academic Calendar.
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