State & Classroom Teacher Employee Waiver

State Employee Waiver

Full-time employees of the executive, legislative or judicial branch of Florida’s government are eligible for a State Employee Waiver. Employees of state universities are not eligible for this benefit. Eligible employees may have tuition and course fees waived for a maximum of 6 credit hours per term and are required to register on a space-available basis after the date listed in the Important Dates and Deadlines calendar in the online official catalog. Internships and independent study classes are excluded from the waiver. State employees must complete Valencia’s Application for Admission and pay the non-refundable and non-transferable application fee based on the program you are seeking, register for classes, then visit any Campus Business Office to provide verification from their employer of eligibility to receive the waiver, and request the waiver.

Note: If you register for the course prior to the allowed registration period, you will not be eligible to use the waiver for the course, even if the course is dropped from your record.

Classroom Teacher Employee Waiver

Full-time classroom teachers, as defined in Florida Statute 1001.02(2)(a), employed by a school district are eligible for a Classroom Teacher Employee Waiver. Such courses are limited to undergraduate courses related to special education, mathematics, or science as established in the Course Prefix Listing Approved for the Teacher Waiver approved by the Florida Department of Education. In accordance with Florida Statute 1009.26(10), the waiver may not be used for courses scheduled during the school district’s regular school day.  Eligible employees may have tuition and course fees waived for a maximum of 6 credit hours per term and are required to register on a space-available basis after the date listed in the Important Dates and Deadlines calendar in the online official catalog. Internships and independent study classes are excluded from the waiver. Classroom teacher employees must complete Valencia’s Application for Admission and pay the non-refundable and non-transferable application fee based on the program you are seeking, register for classes, then visit any Campus Business Office with a completed Authorization for Classroom Teacher Tuition Waiver  form to provide verification from your employer of eligibility to receive the waiver, and request the waiver.

Note: If you register for the course prior to the allowed registration period, you will not be eligible to use the waiver for the course, even if the course is dropped from your record.