Veteran & Military Services

Out-of-State Tuition Information

Miami Dade College (MDC) wishes to honor veteran students who have served our country. Based on a change in Florida Statute (F.S.) 1009.25(2) regarding fee exemptions, MDC is now offering an out-of-state tuition waiver for eligible veteran students, their spouses and dependent children.

Veteran students, their spouses and dependent children must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the out-of-state tuition waiver:

  • Be enrolled at MDC in a degree-seeking program.
  • Maintain minimum academic requirements, which are a minimum 2.00 term GPA, as well as a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA as shown on the academic transcript.
  • Provide veteran eligibility documents for the veteran, spouse, or dependent child, such as an honorable discharge, DD214, Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE), military orders, or any other relevant, official federal documents.
  • Submit a completed out-of-state tuition waiver application with the appropriate documentation prior to the first day of classes for each term for which the out-of-state tuition waiver is sought. Please refer to the MDC Academic Calendar to determine the first day of classes for upcoming terms.
  • Submit a completed veteran student out-of-state tuition application, with all required accompanying documents, to the MDC Admissions and Registration Office at your home campus.

Once the waiver is approved and applied to your account, the out-of-state tuition waiver will allow you to pay the in-state tuition portion; however, you will remain classified as out-of-state for tuition purposes. The out-of-state tuition waiver may be combined with VA benefits, financial aid and other scholarships, for which you should verify your eligibility with the Financial Aid Office and your home campus.

The veteran student out-of-state tuition waiver will be offered on a renewable basis--as long as the minimum academic requirements are met as stipulated above--until the veteran student, spouse, and/or dependent children become Florida resident(s) for tuition purposes, as established by Florida state laws, 1009.21, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and 6A-10.044, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), but not to exceed one year from the first day of the term for which the waiver is granted.

No retroactive reimbursement of tuition payments for previous terms will be made.