Student Services


Adult Student Enrollment

  1. Complete on-line registration at
  2. Pay test fee, register, and complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
  3. Provide two documents that prove Florida Residency for tuition purposes (An acceptable documentation list is in the Student Services section of this site)
  4. Provide copies of a valid Driver's License and/or State issued photo ID and Social Security Card
  5. Complete the FAFSA application and verify with the Financial Aid Office that all Financial Aid requirements have been met (if applicable)
  6. Finalize all required documentation with the Student Service Office. Discuss TABE results and class schedule
  7. Pay program costs

TABE Policy

All applicants for Career and Technical Education programs that are 450 hours or longer and Adult Education applicants must take a state mandated Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) prior to enrollment. Documented Associates in Arts or Science and Bachelor of Arts or Science degreed persons are exempt from this requirement. Students with a documented disability may also be exempt from the TABE test requirements for program completion.

According to Florida Department of Education recommendations, students who fail all or parts of the TABE may only retest using a different TABE version after 60 documented hours of remediation or three months if not attending remediation classes. Students may not retake the same test version for six months. Bradford-Union Technical Center (BUTC) strongly recommends that student test early, especially for licensure programs, in order to allow time for remediation and retesting. 

Students who do not meet the minimum TABE scores set by the Florida Department of Education must begin remediation classes prior to or at the time of enrollment in a Career Technical Education class and make acceptable progress as determined by BUTC. Students should meet state mandated TABE requirements by the time they have completed 50% of their program. Students who do not meet state mandated TABE scores may not receive a certificate of completion.

Applicants transferring TABE scores from other testing centers must have an official score report sent to Student Services prior to enrollment. Unofficial scores reports will not be accepted.

TABE scores expire after two years and must be valid at the time of enrollment. TABE scores that expire during continuous enrollment remain valid until the end of such enrollment. Under continuous enrollment, students must be enrolled at least 50% of one semester per school year and may miss no more than one consecutive semester. Continuous enrollment applies to attendance in a single program.  

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Preparing for the TABE

Determine residency for tuition purposes

Residency information applies to all CTE and Adult General Education students. In order to qualify for Florida resident tuition, legal residence must be dated, issued, or filed 12 months before entering the first day of any program. All documents provided are subject to verification.

If a student (or student’s parent or legal guardian in the case of a dependent student) has lived in Florida for 12 consecutive months or more before the first day of classes of the term for which residency status is sought, he or she may qualify for Florida Residency for tuition purposes. This means that the State of Florida will pay a portion of the student’s fees. Non-residents will be required to pay the full cost of instruction, or out-of-state fees.

Upon application to Bradford-Union Technical Center each prospective student who is claiming Florida residency shall provide clear and convincing evidence that establishes that he or she, or if a dependent, the student’s parent or legal guardian, has been a Florida resident for the preceding twelve consecutive months. No single piece of documentation shall be conclusive according to State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.014; therefore, Bradford-Union Technical Center will ask for two pieces of documentation.

At least two of the following documents must be submitted with dates that evidence a 12-month qualifying period.

First Tier: (at least one of the two documents submitted must be from this list)

  • A Florida Voter's Registration Card
  • A Florida Driver's License
  • A State of Florida Identification Card
  • A Florida Vehicle Registration
  • Proof of a permanent home in Florida which is occupied as a primary residence by the individual or by the individual's parent if the individual is a dependent child
  • Proof of a homestead exemption in Florida
  • Transcripts from a Florida high school for multiple years (2 or more years) if the Florida high school diploma or GED was earned within the last 12 months
  • Proof of permanent full-time employment in Florida for at least 30 hours per week for a consecutive 12-month period

Second Tier: (may be used in conjunction with one document from First Tier)

  • A Declaration of Domicile in Florida
  • A Florida professional or occupational license
  • Florida Incorporation
  • A document evidencing family ties in Florida
  • Proof of membership in Florida-based charitable or professional organization
  • Any other documentation that supports the student's request for resident status, including, but not limited to, utility bills and proof of 12 consecutive months of payments; a lease agreement and proof of 23 consecutive months of payments; or an official state, federal, or court document evidencing legal ties to Florida.

Unacceptable forms of identification include Social Security Cards, Hunting/Fishing Licenses, Library Cards, Shopping club/rental cards, Birth Certificates, Cell Phone Bill, and Passports.

Transfer of Students from Out of School

Upon receipt of a transcript from an accredited institution, occupational completion points will be applied to the course/program of enrollment if comparable. Competence checks not included in an occupational completion point are also available for previously learned knowledge and skills.

Transfer of Students within the School

Students may drop a class and enroll in any other class or program on a space available basis. Competencies earned prior to the withdrawal would be used to determine if the student had reached an occupational completion point or literacy completion point prior to the withdrawal. The competencies may also be transferred to the new course/program if appropriate. The attendance record will transfer to the new course/program

High School Student Enrollment

Bradford and Union County High School students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 may attend the Bradford-Union Technical Center and earn elective credits. Tuition, fees, and books are free. Some courses require equipment and/or uniform costs. Certain programs require a minimum of two periods per day. Contact your school counselor or a Student Services representative for additional information on courses available to high school students.

Financial Aid Policies and Procedures

The first step to receive any type of financial aid is to apply for federal financial aid. Bradford-Union Technical Center offers only one type of federally funded financial aid, the PELL Grant. To apply for the PELL Grant, you can visit The federal school number to enter for Bradford-Union Technical Center is 033823.

For more information or assistance with the application process, contact the Financial Aid Assistant at (904) 966-6765.

Types of Financial Aid

Conditions for Receiving Financial Aid2013 - 2014 FAFSA Application Instructions

2014 - 2015 FAFSA Application Instructions

PELL Grants

PELL Grants are awards to help students pay for their education after high school. For many students, these grants provide a "foundation" of financial aid to which aid from other sources may be added. Unlike loans, grants do not have to be paid back.


Most programs at the Bradford-Union Area Career Technical Center are approved for veterans training. Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to the Veteran's Approval Agency of Florida, at 1-(888) 442-4551, or you may contact Financial Aid Assistant at (904) 966-6765.

Veterans who receive educational benefits for attending classes at Bradford-Union Technical Center are expected to maintain standards in the areas of (1) attendance (2) conduct and (3) progress.

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