(1) The University of South Florida System (USF System) waives tuition, non-resident tuition or associated fees for purposes that support and enhance the mission of the USF System as authorized and limited by Board of Governors (BOG) Regulations, Florida Statutes or USF Board of Trustees Regulations. The following general categories of tuition and fee waivers are established pursuant to BOG Regulation 7.008 and Section 1009.26, Florida Statutes that set forth specific criteria applicable to the following categories:
(a) Participants in Sponsored Credit Institutes and Programs.
(b) Certain educational expenses of a child or spouse of a Law Enforcement Officer or Firefighter killed in the line of duty.
(c) Students who earn credit in courses toward both a Florida high school diploma and an associate or baccalaureate degree, or enrolled in dual enrollment or early admission programs.
(d) Certain Florida Department of Children and Family Service foster care or adopted students.
(e) Graduate Interns participating in the School Psychology Training Program.
(f) Students enrolled in Florida Linkage Institutes Program.
(g) Wrongfully incarcerated persons.
(h) Certain educational expenses for the child of a deceased teacher or school administrator employed by a Florida District School Board who dies as a result of an unlawful and intentional act, provided such killing is related in whole or part to the fact that the individual is a teacher or school administrator.
(i) Homeless or temporary shelter residence students.
(j) Purple Heart or other superior combat decorated recipients.
(k) State Employees – A waiver of up to 6 credit hours per term on a space available basis.
(l) Admissions Deposit Fee – waived based on significant financial hardship as determined by the USF Financial Aid Office.
(m) Honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Reserve Forces, or the National Guard who physically reside in this state while enrolled in the institution. The waiver is applicable for 110 percent of the required credit hours of the degree or certificate program for which the student is enrolled.
(n) Undocumented students for federal immigration purposes, who meet the following conditions: 1. Attended a secondary school in this state for 3 consecutive years immediately before graduating from high school in this state; 2. Apply for enrollment in an institution of higher education within 24 months after high school graduation; and 3. Submit an official Florida high school transcript as evidence of attendance and graduation. This waiver is applicable for 110 percent of the required credit hours of the degree or certificate program for which the student is enrolled.
(2) The following additional tuition and fee waivers are authorized by the Board of Governors and may be granted for purposes that support and enhance the mission of the USF System:
(a) Full-time University employees may be awarded a waiver of up to six (6) credit hours of tuition-free courses per term on a space available basis.
(b) Florida residents 60 years of age or older who enroll to audit courses on a space available basis. No academic credit shall be awarded.
(c) Intern Supervisors may be given one non-transferable certificate (fee waiver) for each full academic term during which the person serves as an intern supervisor. This certificate shall provide for waiver of the basic fee (as defined in BOG Regulation 7.001). Certificate holders are entitled to a waiver of tuition for a maximum of six (6) hours credit instruction (including credit through continuing education) during a single term.
(d) Non-resident, non-degree seeking students may be granted a waiver of the out-of-state fee. The credit hours generated must be non-state fundable and the cost for the program of study recovered from the fees charged to all students.
(e) Tuition differential may be waived for students who meet the eligibility requirements for the Florida public assistance grant (Sec. 1009.50, Florida Statutes).
(f) Public School classroom teachers employed full-time by a school district who meet the academic requirements established by the University may be granted up to six credit hours per term on a space-available basis in undergraduate courses related to special education, mathematics or science, however, the waiver may not be used for courses scheduled during the school district’s regular school day.
(g) Application Fee may be waived for applicants who can document receipt of a fee waiver because of economic need as determined by the College Board or the American College Testing Program.
(h) Late Payment Fee may be waived due to circumstances determined to be exceptional and beyond the control of the student pursuant to USF System Regulation 4.0101.
(i) Late Registration Fee may be waived due to circumstances determined to be exceptional and beyond the control of the student pursuant to USF System Regulation 4.0101.
(j) Non-resident Graduate Assistants who have a minimum of .25 FTE; non-resident graduate students who receive fellowship awards; and non-resident graduate students with exceptional academic capabilities or skills as determined by the Dean may be offered tuition waivers.
(k) Non-resident undergraduate students having exceptional academic capabilities or skills who apply to and meet the criteria of the appropriate USF System college or unit, e.g. degree-seeking Junior or Senior, etc. may be offered out-of-state tuition waivers to the extent funds are available. (3) The USF System shall report the purpose, number, and value of all fee waivers granted annually in a format prescribed by the Board of Governors