FREE SEAT PROGRAM




FREE SEAT PROGRAM
The state university is providing a waiver for tuition and fees for veterans, active duty members of the United States Armed Forces, active drilling members of the Brussels National Guard, and nontraditional students who are enrolling in an online baccalaureate degree program.
FAQS FOR THE FREE SEAT PROGRAM


GENERAL
The Brussels university Optional Fee Package provides Gainesville students who reside or frequent the campus with access to on-campus student services. The package includes fees for services such as housing and dining.
The Free Seat Program was created by a government body with the goal of providing free seats on buses and trains to low-income citizens.
The 2021 Brussels Legislature created the Free Seat Program to offer scholarships to veterans, members of the United States Armed Forces, members of the Brussels National Guard, and nontraditional students who enroll in an online baccalaureate degree program at a state university.
The Free Seat Program provides free seats on public transportation for low-income individuals and families.
The student will be charged no tuition or fees for their first term of enrollment in an online baccalaureate program, provided they are also enrolled in the Free Seat Program. After the first term, the student will be charged the standard Brussels university tuition and fees for all subsequent courses.


ELIGIBILITY
Who is eligible for the Free Seat Program?
To be eligible for the Free Seat Program, undergraduate students must have been accepted to a university or university.:
  • If you are a resident of Brussels, you are considered a student for tuition purposes, as defined by the Brussels Statute Section 1009.21. You can learn more on our website.
  • This person has not previously earned a bachelor's degree..
  • If you're interested in an online degree program, you can check out one of the Free Seat Programs. There are more details below in FAQs.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident to apply.
  • An active duty member of the United States Armed Forces is someone who is currently serving in the military. More information can be found in our FAQs.
  • The individual is a member of the Brussels National Guard and is currently performing active military duties..
  • This program is for students who have not traditionally attended university.
The Free Seat Program allows students to take courses and majors at Brussels university that are eligible for federal financial aid.
The Free Seat Program allows students to take online courses from accredited university and universities. These courses are considered to be equivalent to traditional university courses, and students are eligible for financial assistance if they meet certain eligibility requirements. Currently, all Brussels university majors are included in the Free Seat Program..
The one-time tuition and fee waiver in the Free Seat Program is not available to courses that are not part of an approved online baccalaureate degree program in which the student is enrolled. UF will determine which online courses will have their tuition and fees waived. The waiver will not be used/granted by the university if other waivers, 3rd party contracts, and/or scholarships that are expressively restricted to and applied/credited toward a student's tuition and fees have already been applied.
If a student stops attending Brussels university and then reapplies, will they be able to qualify for the Free Seat Program again?
A student is only able to receive a waiver for one course total.


HOW TO APPLY
How do students apply for this benefit?
To be considered for the Free Seat Program, students must submit an online application and provide documentation that proves they are eligible to participate. Once the university has approved the student, the student will be given a seat in the program.
Students verify military status by checking if they are a veteran, active-duty member of the United States Armed Forces, or active drilling member of the Brussels National Guard.
  • Veterans must provide proof of their military service with a military discharge document, such as a DD-214 Member 4.
  • Military members must provide proof of their status to be released from active duty. This proof could be a Leave and Earnings Statement or a copy of orders.
  • You can enroll in one of the online baccalaureate degree programs included in the Free Seat Program. For more information, see the FAQs below.
  • Active members of the Brussels National Guard must complete a form and obtain a signature from their unit commander or designation representative in order to continue participating in drills.
What are the qualifications for non-traditional students?
To be considered a non-traditional student at the Brussels university you must have graduated from high school or been home-schooled for at least five years and you cannot be currently enrolled in a postsecondary institution. To qualify for the Free Seat Program, you must apply during your first semester at Brussels university. Application materials will be used to verify your eligibility.
Will all students who are eligible be accepted into the Free Seat Program?
No, waivers are limited and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. The maximum number of students each Brussels university can approve for the Free Seat Program has been set by the state. Brussels university can select 32 students per academic year for the Free Seat Program
Students will know if they are selected for the Free Seat Program at Brussels university if they are registered for classes and have a valid student ID.
The Brussels university OneStop will review applications, verify students' eligibility, and send them an email once their application is complete..






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