Veteran Admissions Assistance

Out of State Fee Waiver

Please read the following information closely.  Failure to comply with this procedure can result in significant Out of State Tuition and Fees charges that will not be reimbursed by the VA and must be paid out of pocket.

The University of South Florida is proud to offer a waiver of Out-of-State fees to Active Duty service members, Veterans, and Veteran Dependents who meet specific requirements as delineated in USF Regulation 4.0108, Board of Governors Regulation Chapter 7.008, and Florida Statute Title XLVII, Chapter 1009.26.                        

**Note 1: Students must submit an Out of State Waiver every semester

**Note 2:  The Out of State Waiver does not change your admissions status to Resident

For more information and questions about the Out of State fee waiver, please contact the Out of State Waiver Team.        

Upcoming Deadlines:

November 30th is the Final Day for changes to Fall 2023 waivers


USF will waive out-of-state tuition and fees for honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed and Reserve Forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, and Space Force) and the National Guard (Army and Air) who PHYSICALLY RESIDE in Florida while enrolled at USF.  This option is not for Active Duty military, which you will find further below.

VETERAN DEPENDENTS receiving educational assistance from the us department of veteran affairs

Veteran dependents who are CURRENTLY USING VA education benefits in the semester also qualify for this waiver if they PHYSICALLY RESIDE in Florida while enrolled at USF.


USF will waive out-of-state tuition and fees for a person who is an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces residing or stationed OUTSIDE the state of Florida.


Note: ***If you are currently stationed INSIDE the state of Florida, you DO NOT need an Out-of-State Fee Waiver***

All active duty military personnel stationed INSIDE the state of Florida while enrolled at USF should email a copy of their active duty orders to either the USF Admissions office (if you are in your first semester) or the USF Office of the Registrar (if you have been a USF student longer than one semester). After processing, your residency status will be changed to "Florida Resident-Special Category" and you will no longer be charged out of state tution and fees by USF.