Disabled Veterans Waiver

Section 295.011, F.S., establishes a fee waiver for disabled veterans who are enrolled in a postsecondary program and receive educational assistance under the GI Bill but who do not qualify for the 100 percent eligibility tier federally. These students are eligible to receive a waiver in the amount that is the difference between the portion of tuition and fees authorized under federal law and the full amount of tuition and fees charged by the institution attended.

The waiver will be granted if the following criteria is met: 

  • Be a Florida resident for tuition purpose as defined by Florida Statute 1009.21;
  • Determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to have a service-connected 100-percent total and permanent disability rating for compensation; or
  • Issued a valid identification card by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs in accordance with s. 295.17.