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.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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, or the 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  veteran who 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.