Military & Veterans

Join a Military Friendly® School with Gold-Level Distinction

We want to ease the transition from U.S. military life to college life. For the 2023–2024 school year, the University of West Florida earned Gold-level Military Friendly® Distinction and has for over 10 years been recognized as a Military Friendly® School. Additional accolades include the Florida Collegiate Purple Star Campus designation for its commitment to supporting military students and families as they transition to college as well as Top 25 for Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report, Military Friendly Spouse School, Best for Vets College by Military Times and Purple Heart University by the local chapter of Military Order of Purple Heart. The University of West Florida welcomes U.S. military service members, veterans, spouses and their dependent children.

Military and Veterans Resource Center

The Military and Veterans Resource Center is dedicated to supporting our military and veteran students. We have a full-time VetSuccess on Campus counselor who will assist with your U.S. military educational benefits. The VSOC counselor can help you discover various benefits available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Through the Education and Career Counseling Program, you can also receive personalized support to put you on the right path to achieve your goals.

For more information about military educational benefits at UWF, call 850.474.2550 or check out the Military & Veterans Resource Center. For questions regarding the GI Bill®, email For Tuition Assistance benefit questions, email

Military and Veterans Educational Benefits

Active-Duty Out-of-State Waiver

All active-duty members of the U.S. military who reside or are stationed outside Florida shall have all (100%) out-of-state fees waived by the University. Contact the Military & Veterans Resource Center to apply for the Active-Duty Military Out-of-State Waiver.

Military Tuition Assistance

Active duty service members can also use Tuition Assistance (TA) to pursue a degree 100% online. To learn more about this benefit please visit the Military & Veterans Resource Center.

Additional Resources

You might also visit some of these links from the VA.

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