EFSC support for students displaced by hurricanes

Eastern Florida State College is ready to assist students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have been displaced by Hurricane Irma or Maria and are relocating to Florida. The College will provide support by offering in-state tuition and other services. The in-state waiver will be in effect for the 2017-18 academic year.

Applying is Easy
  1. Student completes the Natural Disaster Request for Exemptions Form
  2. Student and/or parent must provide state or government documents demonstrating prior residency in Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands. Form and supporting documentation can be provided in person or sent via email to the Admissions and Records Office.
  3. Student submits the exemption form and once eligibility is confirmed, completes the online admissions application
Documents accepted: submit one
  • Current voter's registration card
  • Current driver’s license
  • Current identification card
  • Current vehicle registration
  • Current college ID
  • FEMA application from hurricane affected area
  • Insurance claim due to hurricane damage from affected area

Transcript requirements will be extended for a period of six months.

Students who are/were financial aid recipients should contact the campus Financial Aid Office for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions: Click to reveal answer

Question 1:  Will Eastern Florida State College be accepting displaced students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands?

Yes. Eastern Florida State College will accept students displaced from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as a result of the devastation from Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

Question 2:  Will I need to pay tuition fees as an out-of-state student?

No. Displaced students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be considered in-state for tuition purposes. The in-state waiver will be in effect for the 2017-18 academic year.  This exemption will expire effective the Fall 2018 academic year.

Question 3:  Do you offer payment plans?

Yes. Flexible payment plans will be available to students.

Question 4:  Can I register for classes without my official transcripts?

Yes. Eastern Florida State College will provide extensions for required documents and transcripts to facilitate enrollment.

Question 5:    When can I start taking classes at EFSC?

 

Students might start as early as October 9 if interested in registering for Fall mini-term classes. The next term will be the Spring semester which begins on January 8, 2018. Registration for the Spring 2018 semester starts on October 30, 2017.

Question 6:    Do I need to pay the admission application fee?

 

No. The College will also assist displaced students by waiving the $30 application fee. Contact Admissions at 321-433-7300 for more information.

Question 7:  Do I need to take a placement test?

A staff member at the College will assist students in determining whether or not they will need to take a placement test prior to registering for classes.

Question 8:  Can I take classes on campus and online?

Yes. The College offers the flexibility to take face-to-face and/or online classes.