Frequently Asked Questions
College of Central Florida
Edison State College
Florida Keys Community College
Hillsborough Community College
Indian River State College
Northwest Florida State College
Tallahassee Community College
Here are examples of the type of documentation you may need:
- DD-214 form, military separation document
- DD-2058 form, military state of legal residence certificate
- Leave and Earning Statement (LES) or the Defense Finance and Accounting Service(DFAS) Form 702, which specifies place of residence
- Letter or affidavit from the military administrative office verifying residence at the time of combat
- One or more state or federal documents evidencing legal ties to Florida (e.g., homestead exemption, driver’s license, vehicle registration, voter id).
Work with your college to determine what paperwork you should submit. To determine eligibility for the waiver, you also need to be a current Florida resident. The requirements for Florida residency for tuition purposes are set forth in Florida law.
The waiver does not cover tuition and fees after students earn 110 percent of the required credit hours for their programs of study.
- Purple Heart
- Bronze Star (must be “V” designation or device)
- Distinguished Flying Cross
- Legion of Merit (must be “V” designation or device)
- Silver Star
- Air Force Cross
- Navy Cross
- Distinguished Service Cross
- Medal of Honor
Purple Heart Waivers
Residency is important because the Veterans Administration and GI Bill only provide support for in-state tuition and fee costs at public institutions. Find out more information on the post-9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program.
- DD Form 2058
- State of Legal Residency Certificate
- Leave and Earning Statement (LES)
- Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Form 702
- Active duty members of the Armed Services of the United States residing or stationed in Florida (and spouse/dependent children) and active drilling members of the Florida National Guard.
- Military personnel (and spouse/dependent children) not stationed in Florida whose home of record or state of legal residence certificate is Florida (as noted on an approved DD Form 2058, State of Legal Residence Certificate, or a Leave and Earning Statement, also called an LES or the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Form 702).
- An individual shall not lose his or her resident status solely by reason of his/her service or, if the individual is a dependent child, his/her parent’s service in the Armed Forces outside this state.
- Active duty members of the Armed Services of the United States and their spouses/ dependent children attending a public community college or university within 50 miles of the military establishment where they are stationed, if such military establishment is within a county contiguous to Florida, shall be classified as residents.
Military Service & Residency
Homeless Fee Exemption
Typical accommodations include extended time on exams, note takers, preferred classroom seating, alternate locations for exams, and use of adaptive technology. Accommodations will vary by college.
For more detailed information, please refer to the following links:
- You were in the custody of DCF when you turned 18.
- You were adopted from DCF after May 5, 1997.
- You were in the custody of a relative when you reached the age of 18.
- You were placed in a guardianship by the court after reaching age 16 and spent at least 6 months in the custody of DCF.