Military

Northwest Florida State College is an official "Military Friendly School" and offers a variety of specialized services and programs for members of the military, veterans and their dependents. Part of Florida's system of public higher education, NWFSC has an annual enrollment of more than 17,000 students at seven campuses and centers in Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

Students benefit from convenient access to academic opportunity with more than 1,000 day, evening, weekend, hybrid, fast-track and eCampus courses offered each term. NWFSC classes average 21 students and free tutoring/academic services are available. NWFSC tuition is among the lowest in Florida, allowing your education dollars to go further.

Military Programs & Services [pdf]


  • Centers at Eglin & Hurlburt
  • Veteran's Affairs Office
  • Military Tuition Assistance
  • Make the Most of MyCAA
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Credit for Military Training - CCAF to AS Degree
  • Transfer Credit for Military Basic Training
  • Transfer Credit for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Programs
  • Bachelor's Degrees
  • English-as-a-Second-Language/GED/Adult Education

NWFSC Centers at Eglin & Hurlburt, Seven College Locations

NWFSC operates fulltime educational centers at Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base in the base education centers. The 265 acre NWFSC main campus is located in Niceville. A joint campus with the University of West Florida is located in Fort Walton Beach and NWFSC also operates centers in Crestview, DeFuniak Springs and South Walton. The NWFSC Eglin and Hurlburt Centers offer a variety of college courses every term scheduled during the day, lunch hour, evening or on weekends. The college also offers an extensive eCampus program. As a Servicemember's Opportunity College, NWFSC allows degree completion through transferring courses back to NWFSC in the event of a PCS move.
Eglin / Hurlburt

NWFC Eglin AFB   NWFSC Hurlburt Center
Education Services Bldg. #251
Phone: (850) 200-4180
Education Services Bldg. 90220
Phone: (850) 200-4190

Veteran's Affairs Office

The NWFSC Veterans Affairs Office administers various veterans' and dependents' educational assistance benefit programs of the US Department of Veterans Affairs for students attending NWFSC. New students should visit the college's VA web page for information on using their benefits. All students are strongly encouraged to return all required paperwork to the Veterans Affairs Office at the main campus in Niceville, located in Financial Aid at the Student Services Center. The NWFSC Veterans Affairs office also provides information, guidance about entitlements, assistance filing claims to the DVA, certifies enrollments, and provides other supportive services for veteran students and eligible dependents enrolled at NWFSC.

NWFSC Veterans Affairs
(850) 729-5375

Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

Eligible Active-Duty service members may receive up to $4,500 annually of Tuition Assistance (TA) toward a higher education at NWFSC. Because NWFSC offers among the lowest tuition and fees in Florida your education dollars go further at NWFSC. Contact the Base Education Office at your military station for further information on Tuition Assistance or GI Bill benefits.

Eglin AFB Education Office
(850) 882-8141

NWFSC Hurlburt Center
(850) 200-4190

Make the Most of MyCAA

NWFSC is an official Department of Defense approved college for the MyCAA program which provides financial assistance to eligible military spouses with up to $4,000 for their education. NWFSC is your best choice for utilizing your MyCAA benefit. NWFSC offers:

    • More options of accredited programs in the approved career fields - NWFSC offers more than 70 short term career Certificates and Associate degree programs that qualify for MyCAA funding.
    • NWFSC tuition and fees are among the lowest in Florida so your education dollars go further! In-state fees apply for military and their dependents.
    • Fully accredited credits accepted in transfer at colleges nationwide.
    • Flexible scheduling, Fast-Track terms, weekend, night & eCampus options. More than 1,000 classes each term - Get the courses you need to succeed!

      Current term class options

NWFSC Admissions for MyCAA Participants

STEP 1: Apply for NWFSC admission online.
There is no charge to apply for admission to NWFSC.
STEP 2: Residency Form - Select option "G" from list and record the Active Duty member's name as the "Claimant".
STEP 3: Present copy of recent military orders to any campus to claim in-state tuition. Active Duty Dependent(s) name(s) must be on the orders, if not, must present military ID with sponsor's name.

The Spouse Center, through Military One Source, offers eligible military spouses comprehensive high-skill, high-wage education and career opportunities to support the pursuit of portable careers. MyCAA accounts may provide a $4,000 maximum benefit with a $2,000 fiscal year cap. Funding is limited to only Associate degrees or certifications and licensure programs.


Tuition/Fee Payment Using MyCAA Benefits

STEP 1: Go to Military One Source to start the process.
STEP 2: Select the branch of the armed services and register into the MyCAA program.
STEP 3: Input classes for the current semester of attendance.
STEP 4: Enter dollar amount for classes per credit without fees.
STEP 5: Visit MyCAA portal to check status.
STEP 6: Once status provides the official "Tuition Assistance" document,
print and deliver to NWFSC Business Office to pay for your classes.

Scholarship Opportunities - NWFSC Foundation

The NWFSC Foundation annually offers more than 300 scholarships including many which may provide preference to military members, veterans or their dependents. The application period is generally February through mid-April for scholarships which begin the following Fall term.

NWFSC Foundation
(850) 729-5357

Credit for Military Training - CCAF to AS Degree

Do you have your Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) degree or are you striving to achieve it? Academic accomplishments are great for EPR's and for future resume enhancement! NWFSC offers a unique program where you may apply your CCAF credits toward a NWFSC Associate in Science (AS) degree in Industrial Management Technology. For information, contact the NWFSC Eglin AFB or Hurlburt Centers. When you meet the CCAF to AS requirements, file your graduation intent form for the NWFSC Associate in Science degree in Industrial Management Technology.

  • Transfer up to 45 credits from a CCAF degree to count toward a second college degree.
  • If you have completed college credit at other institutions, send official transcripts to NWFSC and proceed with courses toward the AS degree.
  • Students must complete 15 credit hours at NWFSC to meet degree requirements.
  • Students must complete other degree requirements such as 18 hours of General Education (English, Humanities, Math, Social Science, Speech, Natural Science) and GEB 1214 Business and Supervision Technology.

Transfer Credit for Military Basic Training

With your AARTS transcript you can receive up to 4 college elective credits toward any Associate degree program at NWFSC.

Transfer Credit for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Programs

NWFSC has an agreement with the 7th Special Forces, 18 Delta Tactical Medic group to accept some of the Army training into the NWFSC Paramedic program for credit toward earning the Paramedic certificate and the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Associate in Science degree.

EMS Program Office
(850) 729-4924

Bachelor's Degrees

Northwest Florida State College offers baccalaureate degrees in Nursing, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle Grades Mathematics Education, Middle Grades Science Education, Project Management and Management & Supervision. Admission to these programs is open to all qualified applicants. Visit the e-Catalog/Bachelor section for more information on our Bachelor's Degrees.

The Management & Supervision degree includes areas of emphasis in Supervision, Public Service Management, Healthcare Management and Human Resources Management. The Project Management degree includes areas of emphasis in Acquisition, Project Management, Quality Improvement and Technology Management.

RN to BSN
(850) 729-6444

BS Education
(850) 729-6440

BS in Early Childhood Education
(850) 729-5341

Baccalaureate Programs
(850) 729-4900

English-as-a-Second Language & Adult Education

NWFSC offers courses for adults in literacy, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED preparation and job readiness skills. The course tuition is a low set fee of $30 per semester and includes all student materials and supplies. College readiness and career preparation services are free of charge to students enrolled in the Adult Education program. Registration dates and times are the same as for regular college semesters. Courses are offered at the college's Niceville and Fort Walton Beach campuses, and at the NWFSC Robert L.F. Sikes Center in Crestview, NWFSC Chautauqua Center in DeFuniak Springs, and the NWFSC South Walton Center in Santa Rosa Beach.

NWFSC Adult Education
(850) 729-5387
(850) 200-4100