Senior Citizen Tuition Fee Waivers

Senior citizens who are 60 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. 

IMPORTANT:

  • Registration is based on a space-available basis at the University for a maximum of six semester hours of tuition-free courses per semester. For policies that may affect your registration, please refer to the Academic Catalog.
  • Students using the Senior Citizen Tuition Fee Waiver are NOT eligible to earn a degree as the waiver courses can only be taken on an audit basis (zero credit) only. See information on audit Grades.

Senior Citizen Waiver FAQ

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.

Senior Citizen Tuition Fee Waiver Dates
  Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Self-Registration:

 

(During the drop/add period only)

Part of Term 1 & 2:
May 13 - 19 (CST)
Part of Term 1 & 2:
August 26 - Sept. 1 (CST)
Part of Term 1 & 2:
January 6 - 12 (CST)
Part of Term 1 & 2:
May 11 - 17 (CST)
Part of Term 3:
June 27 - July 3 (CST))
Part of Term 3:
October 21 - 27 (CST)
Part of Term 3:
March 2 - 8 (CST)
Part of Term 3:
June 25 - July 1 (CST)
Part of Term 4:
June 12 - 19 (CST)
 

 

Part of Term 4:
June 10 - 17 (CST)   

 

Form Submission Deadline: Immediately after registration (during the drop/add period)

NOTE: If you're registering for Parts of Term 5-9 or 90, registration can be completed beginning with the drop/add period for Part of Term 1. See the Academic Calendar for Part of Term 1 dates.

For further information, review Understanding Parts of Term


Additional Questions? Please e-mail the Office of the Registrar at registrar@uwf.edu.


FAQ

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?

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.

 

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 many classes can I register for?

Registration is based on a space-available basis at the University for a maximum of six (6) semester hours of tuition-free courses per semester. For policies that may affect your registration, please refer to the Academic Catalog.

What courses are not covered by the Senior Citizen Tuition Fee Waiver program?

The following courses are NOT covered by the Senior Citizen Tuition Fee Waiver program:

  • Thesis
  • Dissertation
  • Internship
  • Directed Independent Study
  • Practicum
  • Music and Theatre Performance
  • Continuing Education
  • Other one-on-one course situations
What fees are not covered by the Senior Citizen Tuition Fee Waiver program?

The following fees are NOT covered by the Senior Citizen Tuition Fee Waiver program:

  • Online Fee
  • Transportation Access Fee
  • Material & Supply Fee
  • Equipment Fee
  • Lab Fee
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.



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 registrar@uwf.edu 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.

How will my class(es) be graded using the Senior Citizen Tuition Fee Waiver?

All courses are not graded but are audited. Students using the Senior Citizen Tuition Fee Waiver are not eligible to earn a degree as the waiver courses can only be taken on an audit basis (zero credit) only. See information on audit  as well as the University Catalog.