Out-of-State Tuition Waiver for Veterans
Effective July 1, 2014, and applicable Fall Term 2014 and thereafter, House Bill 7015 [amended section (s.) 1009.26, Florida Statutes (F.S.), fee waivers] created the Congressman C.W. Bill Young Veteran Tuition Waiver Program, which authorized an out-of-state fee waiver for honorably discharged veterans of the United States (U.S.) Armed Forces, U.S. Reserve Forces or the National Guard who physically reside in Florida.
Applicants for this waiver must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Be honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, the U.S. Reserve Forces or the National Guard and provide their DD214 that shows honorably discharged status.
- Physically reside in Florida while enrolled at a Florida College System institution (such as Miami Dade College) and provide documentation, such as a valid Florida Driver’s license, Florida identification card, voter ID card or other legal documentation, which proves the veteran is physically residing in Florida during enrollment.
Please note: Receipt of this out-of-state tuition waiver does NOT constitute classification as a Florida resident for tuition purposes. Students who receive this waiver remain classified as non-Florida residents for tuition purposes. Residency for tuition purposes must be determined before this waiver is applied (if all eligibility criteria are met). This waiver will cover the applicable portion of the out-of-state fees up to 110 percent of the required credit hours for the degree or certificate program in which the student is enrolled.
Submit a completed out-of-state waiver form with the appropriate documentation prior to the first day of classes for each term for which the out-of-state waiver is sought. Please refer to the MDC Academic Calendar, to determine the first day of classes for upcoming terms.
Please contact the Campus Admissions and Registration Office of your choice for further information and assistance.