We are pleased to announce that we have established a cap on tuition and fees (excluding lab and material fees) for out-of-state active duty military students and qualified spouses receiving Department of Defense tuition assistance (TA) as payment for lower level college credit courses. This cost will not exceed $220 per credit hour. That is more than a 20 percent savings compared to the standard non-resident rate. More information is available here.
Tuition Waivers Available for Purple Heart Recipients
During the 2006 Session, the Legislature approved and the Governor signed into law Senate Bills 122 and 2034.
The first law states that state universities and community colleges will waive tuition and related or matriculation fees for recipients of the Purple Heart or other combat decoration superior in precedence who:
Such a waiver for a Purple Heart recipient or recipient of another combat decoration superior in precedence shall be applicable for 110 percent of the number of required credit hours of the degree or certificate program for which the student is enrolled.
Decorations superior in precedence to the Purple Heart are as follows:
To apply for this tuition waiver at Florida State College at Jacksonville, students must provide to the College’s Bursar’s Office a copy of their DD-214 issued at the time of separation from service as documentation that the student has received a Purple Heart or another combat decoration superior in precedence. In addition, one of the following documents must be submitted evidencing residency in Florida at the time of the military action that resulted in the awarding of the combat decoration:
If you have any questions or need assistance applying for this tuition waiver, please contact the MVSC at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (904) 357-8890.