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Northwest Florida State College offers a variety of different degree and certificate options to help you become successful. Whether you are planning on pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, looking to improve your job skills or entering a new career field, NWF State College will get you there faster while also paying among the lowest tuition in the state.

Easy Application Process

The college has an open-door admissions policy and accepts applications year round. See the college catalog admissions section for complete admissions policies and certain restrictions. Northwest Florida State College’s application is free and only takes a few minutes to complete. NWF State College is part of Florida’s public community college system and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions

You can apply any time! However, if you are accepted and wish to be registered for the following semester, there are a number of requirements you need to meet, such as meeting with your advisor, taking any necessary placement tests, and so on. It is recommended that you apply as early as possible to allow yourself enough time to complete all of these pre-semester requirements.

We have a very versatile program offering to help each student meet his or her educational goals. Many of our students pursue a two-year Associates degree in Arts or Science, or earn their four-year degree in our successful bachelor’s degree programs. Please visit the Academics page for a list of programs available to study.

Student success is our number one priority here at NWF State College. In addition to free tutoring, we also offer:

  • Career counseling
  • Disability support services
  • Testing center
  • Open computer labs
  • Reading to Learn textbook reading strategies
  • Learning Resources Center (Library)
  • Online campus & student access

Active Duty

In addition to the basic application process mentioned above, active-duty military should request a Tuition Assistance form through the military portal, or by contacting their base’s Education Office. This form should be completed and submitted to NWF State College at any campus location. Once submitted, the remaining tuition fees can be paid on RaiderNet.

Veterans

Veterans should visit the Veterans Affairs office at the Niceville Main Campus to apply for VA education benefits, as well as to learn about the multiple veterans’ assistance programs we have to offer.

You’ll need to fill out an application with FAFSA, using the school’s code: 001510. You may also visit the Financial Aid office on campus.

Of course! We provide campus tours by appointment, as well as during student orientation. To sign up for a campus tour, please go here.

1. Apply for Admission
Fill out the application online by following the link above, or contact our admissions office. We encourage you to work with an advisor throughout your application process, especially if you are an international, transfer, military, or veteran student.
Your transcripts should be sent directly to the college from all of the previous high schools/colleges you have attended. Please visit our Transcripts page for more information about requesting and submitting transcripts.
If you qualify for financial aid, be sure to fill out the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) using the college's code, 001510, to make sure you receive the necessary funding for your education. FAFSAs need to be completed before the start of every semester you plan to receive aid. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our Financial Aid office at (850) 729-5370.
You can either submit your ACT/SAT scores (less than two years old), or take a PERT test to determine your college placement. (Note: If you entered the 9th grade in a Florida public school in 2003 or later and earned a Florida standard high school diploma or if you actively serve in the U.S. military, you are not required to take a common college placement test such as the PERT (although Advisors recommend each student complete placement testing regardless of exemption status).
All students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor. Students can benefit from our trained professionals who are here to ensure your academic success. Please visit our Advising page, or contact your campus’s advising office.
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Meet with an Advisor

Advisors can help determine your academic path, as well as introduce you to the resources available throughout our campuses. Walk-ins are permitted at several locations, although appointments are preferred so you can receive prompt service.