Displaced Students


The University of Florida is offering free tuition for spring and summer 2018 terms to eligible undergraduate students displaced from colleges and universities in Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands listed on this site. These students may enroll as non-degree seeking students in courses offered online.


Undergraduate students displaced from a college or university in Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands and who are also U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students will be expected to provide some evidence they were/are enrolled in one of the schools on the list below. Examples of acceptable evidence include a student ID card, a bill from the school for housing and/or tuition, a transcript, etc.

List of Institutions: Puerto Rico

  • Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico–San Juan, PR
  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico:
    • Aguadilla Campus, Aguadilla, PR
    • Barranquitas Campus, Barranquitas, PR
    • Bayamon Campus, Bayamon, PR
    • Fajardo Campus, Fajardo, PR
    • Guayama Campus, Guayama, PR
    • Metropolitan Campus, Rio Piedras, PR
    • Ponce Campus, Ponce, PR
    • San German Campus, San German, PR
  • Universidad Metropolitana–Rio Piedras, PR
  • University of Puerto Rico: Aguadilla–Aguadilla, PR
  • University of Puerto Rico: Arecibo–Arecibo, PR
  • University of Puerto Rico: Carolina Regional College–Carolina, PR
  • University of Puerto Rico: Cayey University College–Cayey, PR
  • University of Puerto Rico: Mayaguez–Mayaguez, PR
  • University of Puerto Rico: Ponce–Ponce, PR
  • University of Puerto Rico: Rio Piedras–San Juan, PR
  • University of Puerto Rico: Utuado–Utuado, PR

List of Institutions: U.S. Virgin Islands

  • University of the Virgin Islands–St. Thomas

The University of Florida is offering free tuition and fees for the Spring and Summer 2018 terms for courses offered through this program.

The Course Listings for Summer 2018 will be updated on a regular basis. Continue to refer to this list in your application process.

Yes, students may also continue as non-degree seeking, paying the UF Online in-state rate, with no additional documentation required through the Fall 2018 term.

Yes, upon request, effective Fall 2018, undergraduate students from Puerto Rico and/or the U.S. Virgin Islands will be considered for degree-seeking status in UF Online at normal UF Online tuition (75% of the residential in-state tuition with reduced fees). Applying as a degree-seeking student requires being in good standing at 4-year colleges and/or universities in Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands and providing appropriate documentation by August 30, 2018. UF will evaluate what credits can be transferred from the student's former institution to the student's UF transcript.

Credits earned at UF may be transferred to any other public institution in the state of Florida. Courses in this online program are part of the statewide common course inventory and transfer between colleges/universities within the state. UF credits earned may be transferable to universities in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and other states, but that determination will be made by the individual universities.

No. You must be accepted for enrollment as a regular degree-seeking student in an eligible UF degree program to obtain federal financial aid.

Yes. To be considered for federal financial aid, you must meet the following general eligibility requirements:

  • complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • demonstrate financial need (for most programs)
  • be a U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen
  • have a valid Social Security number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau)
  • be registered with Selective Service, if you're a male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25)
  • be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree program
  • be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds

In addition to proof of enrollment at one of the institutions on the approved list, students should carefully check the pre-requisites for classes in which they are interested. This will ensure students are academically prepared to succeed.

Yes, students will be expected to purchase required textbooks for all courses taken in this program.

Yes, the following resources are available:

Academic Services

IT Support

For more information on the opportunities available to displaced graduate students, please visit our graduate students page.