Who is eligible?
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 TCC State Employee Tuition Waiver. Note: State University System, City of Tallahassee and Leon County employees are not eligible for the TCC State Employee Tuition Waiver Program.
What costs are covered?
The TCC State Employee Tuition Waiver program covers tuition up to six (6) in state credit hours per term. Please remember that textbooks, lab fees, the distance learning lab fee, and the student services fee are not covered by the TCC State Tuition Waiver. These fees are the responsibility of the student.
What courses are covered?
Web-assisted, web-based, developmental education and credit classes qualify for the State Employee tuition waiver program; however, postsecondary adult vocational clock hour courses (PSAV) and non-credit courses do not qualify.
How does it work?
In order to qualify for the TCC State Employee Tuition 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.