How does the State Employee Tuition Waiver program work?

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. Students wishing to use the waiver must register for classes during the established state employee registration period. Students who register for classes before this period (“holding seats”) will be responsible for the full cost of those courses. 


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.  


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 Workday Student 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 will be responsible for the full cost of instruction for those courses. Likewise, forms submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.  

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 window opening 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.  To access the form, click on the state employee tuition waiver form found on the Admissions and Records forms page.  

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