Senior Citizen Tuition Fee Waivers

Senior citizens who are sixty (60) years of age or older and meet Florida residency requirements for tuition are eligible for a Tuition Fee Waiver.

Tuition Fee Waiver Information

Please note that recent changes have been made to the Senior Citizen Tuition Fee Waiver policies and procedures

For additional information and step-by-step instructions on how to register and use the Senior Citizen Tuition Fee Waiver, please refer to Using the Senior Citizen Tuition Fee Waiver.

Senior Citizen Waiver FAQs


It is critical to confirm the dates Senior Citizens can register using the Senior Citizen waiver benefit. If you register prior to the designated Senior Citizen waiver registration period, you will assume all financial liability for any course for which you attempted registration. Please read all information regarding Senior Citizen Tuition Fee Waiver policies and procedures before registering.


  Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Summer 2015
(drop/add period)  
Terms 1 & 2:
August 25 - 29 (CST)
Term 1 & 2:
January 6 - 13 (CST)
Term 1 & 2:
May 11 - 15(CST)
Term 3:
October 15 - 22 (CST)
Term 3:
March 2 -6 (CST)
Term 3:
June 24 - July 1 (CST)
     Term 4:
June 10 - 17 (CST)
Form Submission Deadline: Immediately after registration (during the drop/add period)

 Additional Questions? Call the Office of the Registrar at 474-2249 or e-mail your questions to


Am I an eligible Senior Citizen?
  • Senior citizens must be sixty (60) years old or older and meet the Florida residency requirements for tuition purposes.

How can I register using a senior citizen tuition fee waiver?
How do I search for courses?
  • Students may search for courses online using the Course Search app in MyUWF. The online course search lists courses which are offered in a specific semester or term. This service allows students to search for courses in a variety of ways, including by instructor, location, days and/or times, and campus. Course and reference numbers must match the course name(s) listed on the UWF Senior Citizen Tuition Fee Waiver to ensure the appropriate fees are waived.

How do I ensure my tuition will be waived?
  • Each semester of participation, Senior Citizens must submit a new UWF Senior Citizen Tuition Fee Waiver form after course registration (during the drop/add period). UWF will accept scanned copies at or faxed copies to 850.473.7345. Students are responsible for outstanding fees for course(s) which do not match the authorized waiver form. In such cases, appropriate late registration fees and late payment fees will also be assessed. Approved alternate courses are encouraged and must be listed on the waiver form for consideration.

When will my registration be processed?
  • Students may process their own registration online beginning the first day of classes through the end of the drop/add period. Once the senior citizen registration period begins, the Office of the Registrar will review submitted forms for registration compliance and remove any late registration fees. Senior citizen tuition fee waivers will be processed beginning the week of drop/add.

    Please do not attempt to register through any other registration process or prior to the senior citizen waiver registration dates or the waiver is not applicable.

How will I know my registration has been completed?
  • Class schedules may be retrieved through the MyUWF Student Records folder.

How will I know my waiver was applied?
  • Students may review their account balance online by accessing MyUWF and using the Account Balance app in the Financial Resources folder. Fees will be assessed with a balance due until compliance and eligibility have been approved and the fee waiver applied. The fee system generally updates during the week of drop/add.