Congressman C.W. “Bill” Young Veteran Tuition Waiver Program

Congressman C. W. Bill Young Veteran Tuition Waiver Program
Honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Reserve Forces, or the National Guard who physically reside in Florida while enrolled in the institution are eligible for a waiver of out-of-state fees.

The veteran must present to the University a copy of the Department of Defense Form 214 (DD-214) and documentation as proof that the veteran physically resides in Florida.
Military Dependents and Spouses are also eligible for this benefit only if they are receiving military benefits to support their educational expenses.

Steps for Submitting Documentation Through iStrike

Active Duty Military Waiver

  • Active duty members of the United States Armed Forces residing or stationed outside of the state are eligible for a waiver of out-of-state fees.

    The student must submit a copy of their military ID card and current orders with the completed waiver application.

  • Steps for Submitting Documentation Through iStrike

More Resources & Help


To obtain a Certificate of Eligibility, go to How To Apply For The GI Bill And Related Benefits | Veterans Affairs (

After navigating to the bottom of the page, locate the 'Find Your Education Benefits Form' button to initiate your benefits application process.

Screenshot of a '' webpage featuring a prominent blue button labeled 'Find Your Education Benefits Form,' inviting users to access an educational benefits application.

Next, select 'Applying for New Benefits' and complete the remaining sections of the form to finalize your benefits application.

Following this, please anticipate a processing time of 2 to 4 weeks for Veterans Affairs ( to send you your Certificate of Eligibility.

1. Visit FAMU iStrike.

2. Log in using your iRattler credentials.

3. Use the search feature to find the 'Department of Military and Veteran Affairs.

Screenshot of the Military And Veteran Affairs webpage on FAMU's 'iStrike' site. The page features various links to fillable webforms." The link entitled "VA New Student Submission Form" is highlighted.

4. "Select the 'VA New Student Submission Form,'

5. A new window will open displaying the form. You can then proceed to enter your information to finish filling out the form.

Furthermore, on this form, you have the option to attach and submit any additional documents that may be required, such as:

  • ➤  Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
  • ➤  Copy of your Member (4) DD214
  • ➤  Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)
  • ➤  Transcripts
  • ➤  Grad Plan form
  • ➤  Etc.

5023 | Disabled Veteran: F.S. 295.011 Beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year, a disabled veteran enrolled at a state university who does not qualify for the 100-percent eligibility tier under federal law is eligible to receive a waiver for tuition and fees. The waiver amount is equal to the difference between the portion of tuition and fees paid in accordance with federal law and the full amount of tuition and fees at the institution attended. The amount awarded by the state is not to be determined until after the application of federal benefits under 38 U.S.C. s. 3313. This is a Mandatory waiver.