Florida residents who are 60 years of age or older as of registration day, and have lived in Florida for the last 12 months, may enroll, on a space-available basis, in certain undergraduate and graduate courses without paying fees. The Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver covers a maximum of twelve (12) credit hours per academic term and is applicable only if the student registers for these courses during the designated registration period. Due to the audit status, academic credit is not awarded, examinations are not required, and grades are not assigned. A parking permit, purchased from USFSM Parking Services, is required.
Students need not be present in order to register for courses; the Application and Registration worksheet may be submitted by mail, fax, or in person. It is the student’s responsibility to complete and submit the waiver forms allowing sufficient time for the forms to reach the Registrar’s Office by the registration deadline. Forms submitted after the registration deadline will not be processed.
Some courses require college approval, prerequisites, or have other restrictions which may limit registration. The necessary permits should be acquired in advance of registration. Additionally, the permits may be submitted electronically in OASIS by the issuing college. Under no circumstances will notes on plain paper without college letterhead be accepted.
Students may not pre-register for courses in which they plan to use the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver. The waiver will not be processed if a senior citizen pre-registers and then submits a Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver form for those courses.
More information about the program can be found at the Office of the Registrar’s website. The Application Packet and Registration worksheet are on the USFSM Registration website, usfsm.edu/registration/.