State of Florida Employee

Through TCC's State Employee Tuition Waiver Program, state employees are eligible to take up to six in-state credit hours per term, on a space-available basis during the specified registration window. We are proud to offer state employees this opportunity to enhance their skills and job competencies for a better future.

Eligibility

All full-time permanent state employees as certified by the employee's supervisor and agency/department head, and by the Bureau of State Payrolls in the Department of Financial Services. State employees who are also receiving federal financial aid are eligible to use the tuition waiver. Note, State University System, City of Tallahassee and Leon County employees are not eligible for the Program.  

Costs

The Program covers tuition up to six (6) in state credit hours per term. Textbooks, lab fees, the distance learning lab fee, and the student services fee are not covered by the tuition waiver. These fees are the responsibility of the student.

Available Courses

Web-assisted, web-based, developmental education and credit classes qualify for the Program; however, postsecondary adult vocational clock hour courses (PSAV) and non-credit courses do not qualify.

How it Works

In order to qualify for the Program, students must register for classes on TCC Passport during the established state employee registration period given that the program works on a space available basis. Tuition/fees for registration made prior to this date will not be waived. Therefore, students who register for classes before this period or who are "holding seats" will be responsible for the full cost of instruction for those courses.

The tuition waiver form must contain the signature of the supervisor and the agency head (or Human Resources Director). The supervisor signatures cannot be dated more than two weeks prior to the registration dates for state employees. The forms must be turned in immediately after the state employee has successfully registered for an eligible course(s) to avoid being dropped for non-payment.

Steps to TCC

Apply for Admission

New students who have never attended TCC must follow the admission process and meet all of the established admission deadlines. In addition, if you are a first time student at TCC, you will need to attend Orientation.

Returning students who have not enrolled at TCC in the last twelve months must submit a new application.

Non-degree seeking students must submit the Non-Degree Seeking form each semester for which the student is registering.

Register for Classes

Check the Academic Calendar for registration dates and deadlines. Students must register for classes on TCC Passport during the established state employee registration period. The program works on a space available basis.

Please make sure the state tuition waiver form (see Step 3) is submitted by the payment deadline on the fee slip or immediately after a successful course registration in order to avoid being dropped from class(es).

Because the College is closed on the weekends and fees are due at the time of registration, State Employees are asked to register for courses during regular business hours. Note, do not register before 8 a.m. on the first registration day for state employees. 

Submit a State Tuition Waiver Form

State employees must submit the State Employee Tuition Waiver with all of the required signatures immediately after a successful registration for a eligible course(s). The supervisor signatures cannot be dated more than two weeks before the opening of the state employee registration window. The Student Identification Number must be included on the waiver form in order to process it in a timely manner. In addition, state departments that handle their own payroll must submit a payroll authorization letter verifying the student's employment status, if applicable. 

Note, "Intent to Apply" and "Participation Forms" are agency forms only. State Employees must complete the appropriate TCC State Tuition Waiver Form.

Remember that the waiver form must be submitted each session for which the student is registering and signatures must be dated no more than two weeks prior to the state employee registration dates for each session. For your convenience, documents should be scanned and e-mailed to the Admissions Office at state-ee-waiver@tcc.fl.edu.

Pay Remaining Fees​

Check your TCC Passport account on the day of registration and pay all lab fees, the distance learning lab fee, third attempt full cost of instruction fees or the student services fee that you may still owe. These fees are not covered by the tuition waiver.

Questions? Contact us at (850) 201-8555 or email ar@tcc.fl.edu, or stop by the Admissions Office located on the second floor of the Student Union.