Students who have received a Purple Heart are eligible for tuition and fee waivers for Florida military veterans who have received a purple heart OR combat decoration that is “superior in precedence.” To be eligible, you must prove you are a current resident for tuition purposes.
Bronze Star (must be “V” designation or device)
Distinguished Flying Cross
Legion of Merit (must be “V” designation or device)
Air Force Cross
Distinguished Service Cross
Medal of Honor
The Purple Heart Waiver covers the tuition and fees toward a degree or certificate program up to 110% of the required hours for the program of study. An eligible student enrolled in any associate degree, baccalaureate degree, or career and technical certificate program at a Florida College System institution would qualify.
Service members and honorably discharged Veterans who were awarded a Purple Heart on or after September 11, 2001 will be entitled to Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at the 100-percent benefit level for up to 36 months. This is effective on August 1, 2018.Purple heart waiver requests are handled through the DSC Veterans Office