State Employee Tuition Fee Waivers

State Employee Tuition Fee Waiver policies, procedures and registration.


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Tuition Fee Waiver Information

Please read the State Employee Fee Waiver legislation (s.1009.265) before registering for courses.

For additional information and step-by-step instructions, see Using the State Employee Tuition Waiver.

UWF employees using their Employee Tuition Fee Waiver SHOULD NOT follow the policy on this page but should instead see Employee-Tuition-Waiver and contact Human Resources at 850.474.2694 or hr@uwf.edu with any questions.  


IMPORTANT:

State Employee Waiver FAQ

It is critical to confirm the dates State employees can register using the State waiver benefit. If you register prior to the designated State waiver registration period, you will assume all financial liability for any courses you register for. Please read all information regarding State employee tuition fee waiver policies and procedures before proceeding.

Effective Fall 2013, the following fees, where assessed will NOT be covered by the state employee waiver:

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

Assessment of these fees varies based on individual circumstances and courses selected. Questions may be addressed via email to cashier@uwf.edu or by phone at 850.474.3035.

The following courses and programs are not covered by the state employee tuition fee waiver program:

Programs:

• Effective for students admitted Fall 2020 and forward: Self-supporting Online MBA (Master's of Business Administration) and MSW (Master's of Social Work) Programs 

Courses:

• Thesis
• Dissertation
• Internship
• Directed Independent Study
• Practicum
• Music and Theatre Performance
• Continuing Education (non-degree seeking students)
• Other one-on-one course situations 

STATE EMPLOYEE TUITION FEE WAIVER DATES :
  Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020   

Self-Registration:

 

 

Part of Term 1 & 2:
August 26 - Sept. 1 (CST)
Nov. 18, 2019 - Jan. 12, 2020 April 13, 2020 - May 17, 2020 Any term:
April 27, 2020 - August 30, 2020(
Part of Term 3:
October 21 - 27 (CST)
     
 

Starting Spring 2020: State Employee Tuition Fee Waiver students may register for classes as soon as the third (3rd) week of registration. You may see the upcoming registration dates on our Academic Calendar.

Form Submission DeadlineImmediately after registration. If changes are made to the schedule after the form submission, (i.e. the addition of a new class), please notify the Office of the Registrar.

Part of Terms 5-9 Registration (ends semester Fall 2019): If you are 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 eligible to register?

In order to register for classes, a student must be admitted to the University. Students who have not been enrolled for one year or more must re-apply for admission. State employees must meet current admission criteria and application deadlines. Students may apply online at http://uwf.edu/admissions. State employees must only register during the state employee registration period if requesting a waiver of tuition.

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 State Employee Tuition Fee Waiver to ensure the appropriate fees are waived.

When and where do I submit my approved tuition fee waiver and registration form?

Each semester of participation, students must submit a new UWF State Employee Tuition Fee Waiver form after course registration. 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.

Once the Office of the Registrar receives the State Employee Tuition Fee Waiver form, it will take 2-3 business days for processing. Then, the Office of the Registrar routes the form to the Cashier’s Office to apply the waiver.

UWF will accept:

  • Scanned copies at registrar@uwf.edu.
  • Faxed copies to 850.473.7345.
  • In-person drop-off at the Argo Central front office, Building 18.
When can I register?

 

Students will process their own registration beginning the first day of classes and all through the end of the drop/add period.  Once the State Employee registration period begins, the Office of the Registrar will review submitted forms for registration compliance and remove any late registration fees. The Cashier's Office will verify employment and eligibility requirements and process tuition waivers. State Employee tuition fee waivers will be processed beginning the first day of classes through the end of the drop/add period.

Please do not attempt to register prior to the State Employee registration dates or the waiver of tuition is not applicable.

Starting Spring 2020:

Students may register as soon as the third (3rd) week of registration. You may see the upcoming registration dates on our Academic Calendar.

 

What programs and courses are not covered by the state employee tuition fee waiver program?

Programs:

• Effective for students admitted Fall 2020 forward: Self-supporting Online MBA Programs 

Courses:

• Thesis
• Dissertation
• Internship
• Directed Independent Study
• Practicum
• Music and Theatre Performance
• Continuing Education (non-degree seeking students)
• Other one-on-one course situations 

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.

Why do I have an account balance?

Beginning Fall 2013, certain fees are not covered by the State Waiver program. Therefore, your account balance may include additional fees. Failure to pay your account balance by the deadline may cause a late fee to be assessed and/or result in the cancellation of registration.