Florida Senate - 2015 SB 560 By Senator Sachs 34-01380-15 2015560__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to veterans’ tuition fee waivers; 3 amending s. 1009.26, F.S.; revising the persons 4 eligible to receive a waiver for out-of-state tuition 5 fees to include a spouse or child eligible for 6 veterans’ education benefits by the United States 7 Department of Veterans Affairs or the Marine Gunnery 8 Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship; providing an 9 effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (13) of section 14 1009.26, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 15 1009.26 Fee waivers.— 16 (13)(a) There is established the Congressman C. W. “Bill” 17 Young Veteran Tuition Waiver Program. A state university, 18 Florida College System institution, career center operated by a 19 school district under s. 1001.44, or charter technical career 20 center shall waive out-of-state fees for an honorably discharged 21 veteran of the United States Armed Forces, the United States 22 Reserve Forces,
orthe National Guard, or a spouse or child 23 using United States Department of Veterans Affairs educational 24 benefits transferred from the veteran, or a spouse or child 25 using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry 26 Scholarship, who physically resides in this state while enrolled 27 in the institution. Tuition and fees charged to a student 28 veteranwho qualifies for the out-of-state fee waiver under this 29 subsection may not exceed the tuition and fees charged to a 30 resident student. The waiver is applicable for 110 percent of 31 the required credit hours of the degree or certificate program 32 for which the student is enrolled. Each state university, 33 Florida College System institution, career center operated by a 34 school district under s. 1001.44, and charter technical career 35 center shall report to the Board of Governors and the State 36 Board of Education, respectively, the number and value of all 37 fee waivers granted annually under this subsection. 38 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.