Tuition Waiver Info

Tuition waivers cover up to 90 percent of the non-resident portion of your tuition and are available to non-Florida residents (including international students) admitted to Online Campus programs and registered for online courses in active pursuit of that degree or certificate. You must pay all other assessed tuition and fees.

Renewal of Waivers is Not Automatic. Waivers Requests Must Be Submitted Every Semester and are not Retroactive for Previous Semesters!

*Out-of-State Tuition Waivers for Fall 2018 cannot be processed until the second week of July when 2018 Tuition and Fees have been approved by the UWF Board of Trustees.


Current Out-of-State Tuition Waiver Requirements and Characteristics:

  • 90% out-of-state tuition waiver (waiver of non-residence tuition) for graduate students until degree completion or 45 credit hours.
  • 75% out-of-state tuition waiver (waiver of non-residence tuition) for undergraduate students until degree completion or 120 credit hours.
  • Out-of-state tuition waivers are not available to non-Florida residents residing within Florida waiting to establish Florida residency. Once Florida residency is established, no waiver is necessary.

Alabama Students:

  • Students living in Alabama who qualify for Alabama residency for tuition purposes are charged a $100 per credit hour. Alabama tuition differential and NOT the significantly higher out-of-state tuition.  As such, these students WILL NOT qualify for the Online Campus out-of-state tuition waiver.
  • New graduate students to UWF or former graduate students returning after three (3) consecutive semesters claiming Alabama residency should contact the Graduate School for information pertaining to the Alabama out-of-state tuition differential.
  • New undergraduate students to UWF or former undergaduate students returning after three (3) consecutive semesters claiming Alabama residency should contact Undergraduate Admissions for information pertaining to the Alabama out-of-state tuition differential.

International Students

  • International students admitted to any Online Campus program listed below are eligible for the Out-of-State Tuition Waiver.
  • 90% of out-of-state tuition is waived for graduate programs; 75% of out-of-state tuition is waived for undergraduate programs.
  • Waivers must be requested and eligibility confirmed Every Semester - renewal of waivers is NOT automatic.

Active Duty & Reserve Military Personnel:

  • Non-Florida resident members of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty stationed outside of Florida are provided, per Florida statute, a 100% waiver of all non-resident tuition and non-resident fees.  Contact the Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) for more information and instructions to apply.
  • Non-Florida resident members of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty stationed in Florida and their spouse and dependents do not require out-of-state waivers because they are granted Temporary Florida Residency.  Contact the Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) for more information.

Important Notes:

  • Renewal of waivers is not automatic. Waiver requests must be submitted every semester.
  • If you register for additional course(s) after waiver approval, please submit another waiver including the new course.
  • If you withdraw from a course or withdraw from the university, you are liable for fee payment as established by standard university policy. You will not be liable for the amount covered by out-of-state tuition waivers you may be awarded.
  • Allow 5-7 business days for waiver processing.
  • Waiver requests are valid only for the CURRENTLY enrolled semester(s). Waiver requests cannot be submitted for previously enrolled semesters.

Tuition waivers as described above are available to non-Florida residents who are assessed non-resident tuition, admitted to Online Campus programs (below), and registered for online courses in active pursuit of that degree or certificate:

Undergraduate Degrees
  • Career and Technical, B.S.
    • Workforce and Program Development
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences B.S. MLT to MLS track
  • Engineering Technology, B.S.
    • Information Engineering Technology
  • Exceptional Student Education, B.A.
  • Health Sciences, B.S.
    • Health Care Administration
    • Public Health
  • Information Technology, B.S.
    • Network Systems Operations
  • Maritime Studies, B.A
Graduate Degrees
  • Curriculum & Instruction, Ed.D.
    • Instructional Design & Technology
  • Accountancy, M.Acc.
  • Business Administration, M.B.A.
    • Business Analytics
    • Hospitality and Tourism Leadership
    • Human Resources Management
    • Information Security Management
  • Computer Science, M.S.
    • Database Systems
    • Software Engineering
  • Curriculum & Instruction, M.Ed.
    • Elementary Education Comprehensive
    • Middle Level Comprehensive
    • Secondary Education Comprehensive
  • English, M.A.
  • Exceptional Student Education Comprehensive, M.A.
    • Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Special & Alternative Education
  • Healthcare Administration, M.H.A.
  • Information Technology, M.S.
    • Cybersecurity
    • Database Management
  • Mathematics, M.S.
  • Political Science, M.A.
  • Public Administration, M.S.A.
  • Public Health, M.P.H.
  • Reading, M.Ed.
Certificate Programs

Undergraduate Certificate Programs

  • Business Intelligence
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Database Systems
  • Information Security Management
  • Technology Systems Support

Graduate Certificate Programs

  • Business Analytics
  • Civics Educator
  • Data Science
  • Database Systems
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Graduate Business Foundations
  • Health Informatics & Health Informatics Advanced
  • Hospitality and Tourism Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Security Management
  • Instructional Design & Technology
  • Not-For-Profit Administration
  • Professional Accountancy
  • Public HealthEmergency Management
  • Environmental Health
  • Infection Control
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Supply Chain Logistics Management
  • Virtual Educator

Who’s eligible?

  • Students may be eligible for the Online Campus out-of-state tuition waiver if they:
    • Are a Non-Florida Resident, being charged the out-of-state tuition, and
    • Are admitted to an Online Campus (OLC coded) degree or certificate listed above,
    • Enrolled in Online Campus (OLC coded) courses

Who’s not eligible?

  • Students enrolled as Academic Common Market students.
  • Students not being charge the out-of-state tuition.
  • Students unable to prove non-residency.

Fill out the Out-of-State Tuition Waiver Form

If you have questions about qualifying, contact our Online Campus Coordinator at: olcwaivers@uwf.edu or (850) 473-7209 or 1-888-529-1823 (Toll-Free).

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