SCF to Waive Out-of-State Tuition for Hurricane Impacted Students

(Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 5, 2017) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will offer in-state tuition rates to students from Houston, Texas, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have been impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. 

Students who relocate to Florida because they have been displaced by the storms may apply for an out-of-state tuition waiver to continue their education. The waiver will be in effect for 12 months from the date they apply. In addition to reduced tuition, the College can assist with financial aid and academic resources to help them succeed.

“SCF is reaching out to students affected by the recent hurricanes,” said Dr. Richard Barnhouse, vice president for strategic enrollment management. “We know how difficult it can be when educational goals are interrupted. We want to help keep those students on track by making it as easy as possible to stay in school and stay focused.”

To apply, students must submit proof they relocated to Florida from Houston, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands because of hurricanes Harvey, Irma or Maria. Applicants need one qualifying document from the displaced area, such as a driver’s license, voter registration card, vehicle registration, a deed, or a W-2 form showing 12 months of employment in the affected area. A FEMA application or hurricane damage insurance claim may also serve as proof.

For information or assistance, complete a 2017 hurricane tuition waiver application or contact Stacey Sharples, director of admissions, at 941-752-5256 or email

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