Active Duty Military

The University of West Florida is proud of its many students who have and are currently serving in our Armed Forces and understands the added demands that service can bring. The Military & Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is here to help you ensure that your service has minimum disruption on your education.


Before you deploy, bring a copy of your orders to our office located in Building 38, Room 147. If your deployment means you must miss classes or withdraw from the University, the MVRC will ensure that the proper arrangements are made here at the University so that you can concentrate on preparing for your deployment. We will also officially notify your professors of your deployment.

Upon your safe return we will ensure that you are re-enrolled with no hassles, penalties, or fees. We'll also assist you should you need any additional assistance to get re-acclimated to the campus.

In the unfortunate event that you are injured while serving and require additional assistance, ensure that you inform the MVRC so that we may coordinate any on-campus resources. If you have a letter from a doctor outlining any special instructions to accommodate your learning, please give that letter to the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC).


The GEM program is a partnership between the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and approved academic institutions. GEM courses offered by UWF are in a distance learning format to provide worldwide access reducing the impact of deployments, PCS and family commitments.

This program is specifically for the active duty Air Force students who desire to complete their CCAF degree and meet the 15 semester hour general education degree requirements with UWF's general education courses. 

Apply and register for the GEM Program.  Service Members who are attending courses at UWF specifically for the GEM Program are reminded to apply as a non-degree seeking student.

For more information, go to the General Education Mobile page on the MVRC website.



As of 1 July 2009, members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty for a period of more than 30 days will be charged in-state tuition. This also applies to the spouse and dependent children of the service member. House Resolution 4137 ensures that service members are not penalized for relocating for military service. If you are currently serving in Florida or if your permanent duty station or home of record is Florida, you will be charged in-state tuition for the duration for your continuous enrollment.