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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 do not qualify for the State Employee Tuition Waiver.  UWF employees should use the Employee-Tuition-Waiver.  If you have any questions please contact Human Resources at 850.474.2694 or hr@uwf.edu.


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 and Supply Fee
  • Equipment Fee
  • Lab Fee
  • Repeat Course Surcharge
  • Excess Hours Surcharge

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

Programs:

  • Self-Supporting Online MBA (Effective for students admitted Fall 2020 and forward)
  • Self-Supporting Online MSW (Effective for students admitted Fall 2020 and forward)
  • Self-Supporting Online Executive MBA Program (Effective for students admitted Fall 2023 and forward).

Courses:

  • Thesis
  • Dissertation
  • Internship
  • Cooperative Education
  • 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
Semester Self-Registration Date Form Submission Deadline
Summer 2023 April 10, 2023 — End of Specific Part of Term's Drop/Add  Immediately after registration. If schedule changes are made after form submission, submit an updated form.
Fall 2023 April 24, 2023 — End of Specific Part of Term's Drop/Add
Spring 2024 Nov. 20, 2023 — End of Specific Part of Term's Drop/Add 
Summer 2024 April 15, 2024 - End of Specific Part of Term's Drop/Add

Additional questions? Please email the Office of the Registrar at registrar@uwf.edu.

FAQ

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 UWF Admissions. State employees must only register during the state employee registration period if requesting a waiver of tuition.

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.

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.  The Cashiers Office will have the waiver applied toward the account balance during the first week of class.      

 

 

 

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.

 

Programs:

  • Effective for students admitted Fall 2020 and forward: Self-supporting Online MBA (Master's of Business Administration) and Online MSW (Master's of Social Work) Programs.
  • Effective for students admitted Fall 2023 and forward: Self-Supporting Online Executive MBA (Master's of Business Administration) Program.

Courses:

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

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.

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.

Non-Degree seeking students are eligible for the waiver program. However, Non-Degree seeking students cannot apply the waiver on Continuing Education courses.