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Reduced Tuition

Non-Resident Merit-Based Waiver

Non-Florida resident freshman students may be eligible for an automatic out-of-state fee waiver based on the following criteria (effective Summer 2024).

First-time-in-College/Freshman Applicants

Freshman Tuition waivers
Name Amount
(per year)
First Coast $14,000 3.9 1300 28 92
Atlantic $10,000 3.7 1230 26 86
Sunshine $6,000 3.5 1160 24 79
Latin American and Caribbean** $1,000 3.4 1130 23 75


Undergraduate Transfer Applicants

Transfer Tuition waivers


Award amount$6,000*

Award amount$8,000* 

Award amount$10,000*  

Transfer Level
(Credit Hours)

High school GPA

Transfer GPA

Transfer GPA 

Transfer GPA 

Lower level

3.0 3.2 3.5 3.8


N/A 3.2 3.5 3.8

Upper level

N/A 3.2 3.5 3.8

* per year

  • Covers up to 30 hours per year (prorated based on credit)
  • Partial waiver, applied only to the OOS tuition
  • Qualifying Transfer GPA based on transferable hours

Strategic Emphasis Waiver

Students in select programs have the opportunity to take two 3000 or 4000-level courses for the tuition cost of just one course (buy one, get one). Students may be eligible for the Strategic Emphasis Waiver based on the following criteria:

  • Earn at least 60 credit hours towards a first bachelor's degree within two academic years after initial enrollment at a Florida public postsecondary institution
  • Courses taken must be requirements to complete the bachelor's degree
  • Florida resident for tuition purposes
  • Tuition and fees are not being covered/waived by any other statutory waiver
  • Must be enrolled in one of the eligible programs: Accounting, Business Intelligence, Civil Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences (Data Science concentration only), Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Elementary Education, Finance, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Special Education

If you are admitted to UNF and think you may be eligible for this waiver, please email for next steps.

Grandparent Waiver

Eligible students with grandparents residing in Florida may be eligible for a tuition and fee waiver for out-of-state costs up to 110% of total degree hours.

Freshman applicants may request a waiver application after submitting an application for admission. Students who qualify for Florida residency should not seek this waiver. Please see the Grandparent Waiver document, as well as the Student Financial Services waivers webpage, for more information.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Classified as a non-Florida resident
  • Admitted as an undergraduate, full-time student
  • Minimum test scores of 1340 SAT, 29 ACT or 96 CLT

Only a limited number of waivers are available, and they are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Eligible applicants may request a waiver by completing the form below after submitting an application for admission.


Grandparent Waiver Form

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With an enrollment of close to 17,000, UNF offers you a great campus experience. NCAA Division I athletics, over 150 student clubs, Greek life, award-winning facilities and intramural sports all add to our vibrant student life. With a focus on student success and well-being, UNF is a great place to call home.
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