The upcoming fall semester at Tallahassee Community College will continue to offer State of Florida employees the opportunity to take classes tuition free. Through TCC’s existing State Employee Tuition Waiver Program, full-time state employees are eligible to take up to six (6) credit hours per semester on a space available basis. The program does not cover the cost for books, lab fees and late application fees. Additionally, some student services fees may not be covered by the program.
Interested participants can begin registering for available classes in any of TCC’s Fall 2008 sessions at 8 a.m., August 5. Registration will end at 5 p.m. on the second day of class for the specific semester – Main & A session, August 26; B Session, October 17; C Session, September 11.
“TCC is proud to offer state employees this opportunity to enhance their skills and job competence for a better future,” said TCC spokeswoman Susie Hall.
According to Hall, web-based courses are now eligible under the program. Self-paced instruction, TV and non-credit courses do not qualify; however, web-assisted, web-based and remedial courses are eligible.
All full-time permanent state employees as certified by the agency’s supervisor and agency head and by the Bureau of State Payrolls in the Department of Financial Services are eligible to participate in the program. State of Florida employees who are also receiving federal financial aid are eligible to use the TCC State Employee Tuition Waiver. However, State University System employees are not eligible to participate.
First-time participants in the program must first apply for admission to the College by logging on to www.GoToTCC.com. Once admitted, participants can register for classes by logging on to TCC Passport at tccpassport.tcc.fl.edu during the established registration window. After successfully registering for a class, state employees must submit the TCC State Tuition Waiver Form with all of the required signatures. In addition, state departments that handle their own payroll must submit a payroll authorization letter verifying the student’s employment status, if applicable.
For more information on TCC’s State Tuition Waiver Program, contact the Office of Enrollment Services at (850) 201-8555, or log on to www.tcc.fl.edu/stateemployee.