DACA/Undocumented Tuition Waiver

DACA/Undocumented Students

As an open-access institution, Seminole State College proudly welcomes all students. While undocumented and DACA students do not qualify for in-state tuition rates or federal financial aid, there are other opportunities for which these students may qualify to help make college more affordable. 

Out-of-State Tuition Waiver

House Bill 851 allows us to issue an out-of-state tuition waiver for students meeting the eligibility criteria below (regardless of immigration status):

  • Attended a Florida high school for the last three consecutive years immediately before graduation (grades 10-12). 
  • Earned a standard high school diploma
  • Applied to a Florida College System or State University System institution within 24 months of high school graduation.

Students using an Out-of-State waiver must submit a new waiver each semester after enrolling in classes to have their tuition and fees adjusted.  Completed waivers can be submitted in person to a student success specialist at any campus or emailed to admissions@seminolestate.edu for approval. The submission deadline is one week prior to the start of classes as stated in our College Academic Calendar.


Scholarships are another great way to reduce the cost of college. We've put together a list of scholarships that may accept DACA and/or undocumented applicants.  

Additional Resources


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Sanford, FL 32773

Future Students: Call or Text 407.708.2398
Current Students: email International@seminolestate.edu