UF/SF Employee Exchange Program (UF Waiver)

Eligible full-time and part-time faculty and staff may apply each semester for credit hour waivers subject to UF approval. Dependents and spouses of qualified full-time employees may also apply for credit hour waivers each semester subject to UF approval and based on availability after disbursement of employee requests.  

A complete professional development scholarship application and any required documentation must be submitted to Human Resources by the application deadline. In certain instances, exceptions to the application deadline may be granted by the PDSF Committee. The PDSF Committee will review and approve applications as appropriate. Upon completion of approved coursework, the employee must submit his/her official grade report to be eligible for the following semester.

Eligible Individuals  

  • Full-time employees are eligible for SF waivers, UF waivers and Professional Development Scholarship Reimbursement after the first date of employment and only during the time that they are actively employed. 
  • Part-time employees, who are not employed as student employees, are eligible for SF waivers and UF waivers only during periods of time when they are actively employed and after completing one full semester of employment.
  • Dependents and spouses of full-time employees are eligible for SF waivers only during the time that the employee is actively employed and eligible. They are also eligible for UF waivers subject to availability after disbursement of employee requests. Dependency is defined as meeting the IRS dependency criteria to be eligible to be claimed as a dependent on Federal Income Tax Form 1040. Supporting documentation to validate spouse and dependent eligibility is required initially and periodically thereafter. 


Subject to approval and availability.

  • PDS Reimbursement coursework should be in pursuit of an academic degree at an upper level institution (i.e. bachelors, masters, or doctorate); which is an accredited college or university.
  • Applications for tuition for work related graduate or undergraduate courses not leading to an academic degree will be given consideration by appropriate supervisor and vice president; however, priority will be given to degree-seeking students.
  • The employee must receive a minimum final course grade of 2.5 on a 4.0 grade scale for each under- graduate course, a minimum final course grade of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 grade scale for each graduate or post-graduate course, or an S in a Pass/Fail class.
  • Failure to achieve grades as referenced above will result in being placed on a probationary status for the next semester in which the employee/dependent re-applies.
  • During the probationary semester grade requirements must be met or the employee will be ineligible for participation in the program for the next semester.
  • An employee may be ineligible for the following semester if they do not meet the minimum grade and/or completion requirements.
  • Continued eligibility is contingent upon approval of the PDSF Committee.


Commitment to Equal Access and Equal Opportunity

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