Adoptee from Dept of Children and Family Svcs, Foster Care, Ward of the State and Special Risk
Please note: None of the waivers listed below can be used to cover Self-Funded, Market Rate, Cost Recovery, Sponsored Institute or Study Abroad courses. Excess Hour and Repeat Course Surcharges are also not covered.
DCF Tuition Waivers:
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. They waiver can be used until the
student is 28 years of age. It can cover both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Students
who are eligible should contact their state agency to get the DCF waiver form.
The signed form will need to be submitted no later than the payment deadline date of the first semester you attend USF. You only need to submit it the first term you have registered for courses that have been covered by the waiver. If you submit your waiver form but do not register for the semester you will need to re-submit the form the next term you register.
Special Risk-Dependents of Deceased First Responders:
Tuition and fees for up to 120 credit hours are waived for the children and spouse of law enforcement officers or firefighter deceased in the line of duty. The children and spouse of correctional, or correctional probation officer, or emergency medical technician/paramedic deceased in the line of duty after July 1, 2019 will also be eligible for the waiver.
The student needs to bring written verification from the agency specifying that the parent, spouse or guardian was killed in the line of duty to the Student Accounting Office in SVC 1039.
Where to submit forms/documents:
In Person- Tampa Campus, SVC 1039
Mail- UCO-Student Accounting
ATTN: Kathryn Keller
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave SVC1039
Tampa, FL 33620