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Seminole State to waive out-of-state tuition for students displaced by recent hurricanes

Students from Houston, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have been  displaced by the recent hurricanes can apply for a waiver of out-of-state tuition at Seminole State.

To assist college students relocating to Central Florida from areas hardest hit by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Seminole State College of Florida will waive out-of-state tuition.

Under this plan, students from Houston, Texas; Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have been displaced by these storms but wish to continue their education at Seminole State can apply for this waiver, which will be in effect for 12 months from the date they apply not to extend beyond Spring Term 2019.   

“Seminole State cares deeply about the people affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria,” said Dr. Geoff Fortunato, associate vice president of Student Services at Seminole State. “Many of those affected were enrolled in institutions of higher learning and have had their lives completely changed. We are making every effort to welcome those students who are displaced.”

In addition to the waiver, which will allow eligible students to pay in-state tuition, the College can assist with book scholarships, financial aid and academic resources to help them succeed. Seminole State can also connect students to additional resources through its partnership with The Heart of Florida United Way.

To apply for the waiver, students must complete the Florida Out-of-State Fee Exemption Application and submit documentation/proof of relocation from Houston, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands due to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma or Maria. Acceptable documentation includes proof of residency in one of those locales via a driver’s license, ID card or other documentation that proves relocation to Florida.

For assistance, students can visit Student Services from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday on any Seminole State campus to speak to a specialist.

 

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article listed the Student Services hours for Monday-Thursday incorrectly. The correct hours are 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. 

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