Tuition Waivers

Waiver Submission Deadlines

Note: USF Employee Tuition Waivers are now turned into SVC 2172 and may have a different submission deadline than listed below. Please check Human Resourses' web page for more information: Employee Tuition Program

Spring 2015 January 8, 2015
Summer 2015
(all sessions)
May 14, 2015
Fall 2015 August 27, 2015

Waivers can be brought in person to Tampa Campus SVC 1039 or mailed.

Waivers cannot be faxed. We must receive the original copy of the tuition waiver in order for it to be processed. Please allow sufficient time for the waiver to be received by the deadline date.

Waiver Information

State of Florida Employee Tuition Waiver

USF Employee Tuition Program

The USF Employee Tuition waivers are now handled by the Human Resources Department.

Information about the program can be found on Human Resources web page: Employee Tuition Program

For any program questions email:


Congressman C.W. Bill Young Veteran Tuition Waiver Act

On March 31, 2014, Governor Scott signed HB 7015 (the Florida G.I. Bill) into law, creating the "Congressman C.W. Bill Young Tuition Waiver Program" which provides a reduction of the out-of-state portion of the tuition for honorably discharged veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States, including the National Guard and reserve components. Here at USF this is administered by the USF Office of Veterans Services, Tampa Campus.

This is a link to their website: Student Affairs- Veteran's Programs

Students should contact them directly with any questions regarding this tuition waiver.


Certificates of Participation

Intern supervisors for institutions in the State University System may be given a non-transferable certificate (fee waiver) for each full academic term during which the person serves as an intern supervisor.

The certificate covers the matriculation portion of tuition for up to six hours and is effective for three years. Students who have received a Certificate of Participation and want the waiver applied need to turn in the signed original certificate to the Student Accounting Office in SVC 1039 no later then the fourth day of the term. The certificate should have three signatures and cannot be expired.

Please contact the issuing University's College of Education for questions regarding certification.


Homeless Tuition Exemption FAQ

Adoptee from Dept of Children and Family Svcs, Foster Care, Ward of the State and Special Risk

A student would be eligible for a special risk waiver if his parent or guardian was killed in the line of duty while working as a law enforcement officer or as a firefighter. The student would need to bring written verification from the agency specifying that the parent or guardian was killed in the line of duty to the Student Accounting Office in SVC 1039.

For any student for whom the state is paying foster care, is a ward of the state or who is adopted from the Department of Children and Family Services after 12/31/1997, certain tuition and related fees shall be waived. Students who are eligible should contact their state agency. Each term you plan to attend the University a form will need to be submitted no later than the deadline date.


Third Party Payors

Students who have authorization or a letter of intent from an approved third party source (e.g., a company, embassy, state or government agency) must bring such documentation with the "Fee Invoice" to the Student Accounts Office by the fee payment deadline. Employer tuition plans that reimburse the employee do not qualify. The third party source must agree to pay the tuition upon receiving an invoice. Go to the third party billing homepage for more information.


Out of State Tuition waivers

Out of state waivers provide a reduction of the out of state portion of tuition and are granted by various departments to Non-Florida residents upon admission to the University of South Florida. Students do not apply for out-of-state waivers because they are granted by various departments. Please contact your department for questions about out-of-state tuition waivers.


Graduate Assistant Waivers

To determine if a department employs graduate assistants (and the eligibility requirements if they do), students should contact the Graduate Program Director in the department of interest. Contact information may be found through the searchable Graduate Programs link.



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Staff Accountant:
Kathryn Keller


Mail Point: ALN 147

UCO-Student Accounting ATTN: Kathryn Keller
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave ALN 147
Tampa, FL 33620

Student Services Building,
Tampa Campus SVC 1039

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