Tuition Waiver Info

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


Renewal of Waivers is Not Automatic. Waivers Requests Must Be Submitted Every Semester!

Current Out-of-state tuition waiver requirements and characteristics:

  • 90% out-of-state tuition waiver (waiver of non-residence) for graduate students until degree completion or 45 credit hours.
  • 75% out-of-state tuition waiver (waiver of non-residence) 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.
  • Out-of-state tuition waivers are not currently available to non-US residents.

Active Duty & Reserve Military Personnel:

  • Active Duty and Reserve military students residing outside of Florida are always eligible to receive the 100% out-of-state tuition waiver.
  • 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.

New Alabama students:

  • New graduate students residing in Alabama are eligible for the out-of-state tuition waiver described below.
  • New undergraduate students residing in Alabama should utilize the existing Alabama out-of-state tuition differential because it cost less than the new waiver characteristics described below. More information on the Alabama out-of-state tuition differential.

Important Notes:

  • Waivers must be requested and eligibility confirmed every semester - renewal of waivers is NOT automatic.
  • If you register for additional course(s) after waiver approval, please submit another waiver including the new course.
  • Allow 5-7 business days for waiver processing.

What's covered?

100% or a lesser percentage of the non-resident portion of your tuition. You must pay all other assessed tuition and fees.

Note: 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. For more information about the costs of your specific program, go to Online Tuition.

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

  • Undergraduate Programs
    • Career and Technical, B.S.
      • Workforce and Program Studies
    • Engineering Technology, B.S.
      • Information Engineering Technology
    • Exceptional Student Education, B.A.
    • GEM (General Education Mobile)
    • Health Sciences, B.S.
      • Allied Health
      • Health Care Administration
      • Health Care Professional
      • Medical Information Technology
      • Public Health
    • Interdisciplinary Information Technology (IIT), B.S.
      • Networking and Telecommunications.
    • Maritime Studies, B.A
    • Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary, B.A.
      • Teaching and Learning
  • Graduate Programs
    • Curriculum & Instruction, Ed.D.
      • Instructional Technology
    • Administration, M.S.A.
      • Acquisition & Contract Administration
      • Cybersecurity
      • Database Administration
      • Geographic Information Science
      • Health Care Administration
      • Human Performance Technology
      • Leadership
      • Public Administration
      • Software Engineering Administration
    • Computer Science, M.S.
      • Database Systems
      • Software Engineering
    • Curriculum & Instruction, M.Ed.
      • Elementary Education Comprehensive
      • Middle Level Comprehensive
      • Primary Education Comprehensive
      • Secondary Education Comprehensive
    • Educational Leadership, M.Ed.
      • Education and Training Management (ETMS)
    • Exceptional Student Education Comprehensive, M.A.
    • Instructional Technology, M.Ed.
    • Mathematics, M.S.
    • Nursing, M.S.
      • Leadership and Management
      • Education
    • Political Science, M.A.
    • Public Health, M.P.H.
    • Reading, M.Ed.
  • Certificate Programs
    • Career and Technical Education
    • Civics Educator
    • Database Systems
    • Medical Informatics
    • Not-For-Profit Administration
    • Public Health
      • Emergency Management
      • Environmental Health
      • Infection Control
      • Occupational Safety and Health
      • Readiness and Response
    • Professional Accountancy
    • Technology Systems Support
    • Web Development Technologies

Who’s not eligible?

  • Students enrolled as Academic Common Market students.
  • Students unable to prove non-residency.

Who’s eligible?

  • Students may be eligible for non-resident tuition waivers if they:
    • Are admitted to an online degree or certificate listed above,
    • Are a Non-Florida Resident, and
    • Enrolled in Online Campus (OLC coded) courses

Fill out the Tuition Waiver Form

If you have questions about qualifying, contact our Online Campus Waiver Coordinator Sharon Cobb at: olcwaivers@uwf.edu or (850) 474-2056 or 1-888-529-1823.

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