Foster Child Tuition Exemption

At Broward College, we welcome and support students in the Foster Care System. Each student is assigned a Student Success Coach to aid in the successful transition to college.

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As a DCF student, your tuition is exempt, and you may be eligible for additional financial resources as a Florida Resident. Submit your DCF paperwork to have your tuition waived and become a Florida Resident.

Determine if you are required to take a placement test

You must submit official transcripts for high school, and all colleges and universities attended. The transcript(s) should show that there is no coursework in progress. Contact the previous institution(s) you attended to request your official transcript be sent electronically to Broward College (school code 001500). A student who is claiming that home school graduation requirements should submit the Home School Completion Affidavit.

You should apply for financial aid even if you think you don’t qualify.  There are many forms of financial support which require a completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid application).

All new Broward College students (except Transients, Non-degree seeking, and Continuing Education must complete our new online orientation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Source: DCF Fee Exemptions

According to Florida law, some students who were in DCF custody, adopted, in a relative’s custody or placed in court guardianship may be exempted from paying tuition and fees at Florida College System institutions.

To qualify, you should complete form CF-FSP 5220, available from DCF’s website. You will need to work with a DCF representative to obtain the necessary signatures. Each college is different, so you need to ask the college you’re interested in attending about what is required.

This exemption covers tuition and fees only. This means that you will be required to pay other costs associated with college, such as textbooks, housing and food. Each team you plan to attend the college the form will need to be submitted no later than the payment deadline date for the term/session in which you are enrolled.

No, Application Fees are waived for DCF students.

Additional resources to include Academic, Mentoring support, to ensure student success are available through our Seahawk Outreach Services Department.

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