DYK: Tuition for Faculty

Did You Know?

As a state employee, you are eligible for free tuition at UCF.

Under Florida Statute 2009.26(3), “A university board of trustees is authorized to permit full-time university employees who meet academic requirements to enroll for up to 6 credit hours of tuition-free courses per term on a space-available basis.”

UCF bargaining unit members who wish to take advantage of the program should act quickly to reserve seats – forms and instructions are posted on the Human Resources website.

Like other universities, UFF-UCF has negotiated for the ability to transfer these credits to family members!

Unfortunately, we have yet to secure access to the Tuition Exchange Program like our colleagues at UNF and UF. The Tuition Exchange Program provides a reciprocal scholarship opportunity for the dependents of eligible faculty and staff at all 600+ member schools around the country.

DYK: The History of UFF

Did You Know?

Faculty members launched UFF in 1968
to defend against discrimination and harassment in academia.

UFF’s origins lie in efforts by faculty to defend academic freedom, defend civil liberties, and end racial discrimination at UF. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, UF administrators fired or denied tenure to outspoken advocates of racial integration and faculty rights. Believing that only a binding contract, with strong grievance procedures, could protect faculty from such harassment, UFF pioneers launched the union in 1968.  After nearly a decade of struggle, UFF achieved a state-wide collective bargaining agreement in 1976 and since then has remained a vigorous and effective agent on behalf of academic freedom and faculty rights. – Bob Zieger, UF Professor Emeritus, History, July 2012. See more at UFF – Our History.

Our UFF-UCF chapter continues the great union traditions that began in Florida in 1968. We work throughout the year to protect academic freedom, defend civil liberties and end racial discrimination while promoting excellence in academic achievement at our institution.