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Tuition and fees are collected by the University Controllers Office of Student Financial Services. Payment of registration fees and tuition detailed below is an integral part of the registration process. Academic progress may be stopped and official University documents (transcripts, diplomas, etc.) withheld if tuition and fees are not paid within the established timeframe listed.
Deferments. Unless students are scheduled to receive financial aid, which is disbursed during the second week of each term, they must pay, or make arrangements to pay, all fees due by the end of the fifth day of the main campus term. Acceptable arrangements include third-party agency billings, departmental billing, or installment contract. Installment contracts are acceptable during the fall and spring terms only.
Assessment of Fees. Fees are established by the Board of Regents and the Florida State Legislature and are subject to change. The University will calculate and assess the charges to be settled for fees due based on the fee rates authorized by the Board of Regents and the students schedule. Students should review their Student Assessment Payment Schedule to verify the accuracy of the charges. At the time of payment, students should also review their payment receipt to verify the payment made, any outstanding charges owed, or any arrangements outstanding.
Panama City Campus. Students who intend to enroll at the Panama City campus of The Florida State University are to pay their fees at: Controllers Office, 4750 West Collegiate Drive, (Barron Building, 1st Floor) Panama City, FL 32405. This office will answer any questions concerning fee payments and financial aid distribution. For further information, please call (850) 644-2090, ext. 175.
At The Florida State University there are three offices responsible for the initial review of residency for tuition purposes under Florida Statute 240.1201 and Board of Regents Rule 6C-6.001(6). These offices are: 1) The Office of Admissions, 2) Law School Admissions, and 3) the Office of the University Registrar. The first two offices determine residency for all first-time-on-campus students; the Office of the University Registrar is the only office to which students can apply for changes in residency once they are enrolled. First-time-on-campus students will be classified in accordance with the information on their applications, including the Florida Resident Affidavit on the last page of the application, providing no other information is available calling into question the information on the application. To qualify as a Florida resident for tuition purposes in accordance with Rule 6C-6.001(6) of the Florida Administrative Code, students must: be a United States citizen, resident alien, parolee, Cuban national, Vietnamese refugee, or other refugee or asylee so designated by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service,
Have established a legal residence in this state and maintained that legal residence for 12 months immediately prior to the term in which they are seeking Florida resident classification. Students residence in Florida must be as a bona fide domiciliary rather than for the purpose of maintaining a mere temporary residence or abode incident to enrollment in an institution of higher education, and should be demonstrated as indicated below (for dependent students as defined by Internal Revenue Service regulations, a parent or guardian must qualify),
Submit the following documentation (or in the case of a dependent student, the parent must submit documentation) prior to the last day of registration for the term for which resident status is sought (Note: the various summer terms are considered one semester for the purpose of establishing residency):
1) Documentation establishing legal residence in Florida (this document must be dated at least one year prior to the first day of classes of the term for which resident status is sought). The following documents will be considered in determining legal residence:
2) Documentation establishing bona fide domicile in Florida that is not temporary or merely incident to enrollment in a Florida institution of higher education. The following documents will be considered evidence of domicile even though no one of these criteria, if taken alone, will be considered as conclusive evidence of domicile:
3) No contrary evidence establishing residence elsewhere.
4) Documentation of dependent/independent status (copy of Internal Revenue Service tax return). Note: federal income tax returns filed by resident(s) of a state other than Florida disqualify such students for in-state tuition, unless said students parents are divorced, separated, or otherwise living apart and either parent is a legal resident of Florida.
Become a legal resident and be married to a person who has been a legal resident of the state of Florida for the required 12-month period,
Be a member of the Armed Forces on active duty stationed in Florida, or a spouse or dependent,
Be a member of the full-time instructional or administrative staff of a state public school, community college, or university in Florida, or a spouse or dependent,
Be a dependent and have lived five years with an adult relative who has established legal residence in Florida,
Be a person who was enrolled as a Florida resident for tuition purposes at a Florida institution of higher education, but who abandoned Florida residency and then reenrolled in Florida within 12 months of the abandonment,
Be a Latin American/Caribbean scholar,
Be a United States citizen living on the Isthmus of Panama and have completed 12 consecutive months of college work at The Florida State University Panama Canal Branch, or a spouse or dependent,
Be a graduate student of the Southern Regional Education Boards Academic Common Market attending Floridas state universities,
Be a full-time employee of a state agency or political subdivision of the state when student fees are paid by the state agency or political subdivision for the purpose of job-related law enforcement or corrections training,
Be a qualified beneficiary under the Florida Pre-Paid Postsecondary Expense Program per 240.551 (7) (a),
Be a McKnight Fellowship Recipient,
Make a statement as to the length of residence in Florida and qualification under the above criteria.
Students wishing to change from out-of-state to in-state residency for tuition purposes shall apply to the appropriate admissions office if they have not yet enrolled, or to the University Registrar if they are already enrolled.
The University Academic Calendar appearing in the Directory of Classes each term sets forth the beginning and ending dates of each term and all deadlines.
The following fees and charges are based on proposed rates; however, since the General Bulletin must be published in advance of its effective date, it is not always possible to anticipate changes, and the fee schedule may be revised. Every effort will be made to publicize changes for any semester in advance of the registration date for that semester.
Students are assessed fees based on the level of the course as established by the Board of Regents and the Florida State Legislature. Rates applicable to the main campus for fall term, 1997, and spring and summer terms, 1998, are used as a basis for estimating course charges per credit hour for Florida and non-Florida residents. Fees applicable to 199899 had not been confirmed by the Florida Legislature at the time of the publication of this document.
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Note: course fees may vary depending upon course location.
Students enrolled in cooperative education courses with zero (0) credit hours will be charged for one (1) credit hour of Florida resident undergraduate work, unless also enrolled in other credit courses at The Florida State University during the same academic term.
Students registered in courses for zero (0) credit hours [masters comprehensive examination, masters thesis defense, dissertation defense, or other graduate-level zero (0) credit hour courses] will be charged for one (1) Florida resident graduate credit hour, unless also enrolled in other credit courses at The Florida State University during the same academic term.
Application Fee: $20.00. Applicants for admission are assessed a nonrefundable application fee.
New Student Orientation Fee: $25.00. This fee is assessed when new students register to attend the required University orientation program. This is a nonrefundable fee.
Special Student (Orientation) Fee: $15.00. The charge will be included on the first-time special students schedule and can be paid through Student Financial Services.
Late Registration Fee: $100.00. A late registration fee is assessed when a student does not begin registration during the time provided under the academic calendar.
Late Payment Fee: $100.00. A late payment fee is assessed against students who do not pay their tuition in full by the required due dates (see the Academic Calendar, published in the Directory of Classes).
Florida State University Identification Card (FSUCard): This fee is assessed against first-time FSUCard recipients, including high school students. This fee may be paid when tuition is paid.
Replacement FSUCards: A fee for the preparation of a new card is assessed against those students, including high school students, who lose their FSUCards.
Duplication/Photocopying Fee: At cost. A fee is assessed for duplicating or photocopying documents.
Standard Tests Fee: At cost. A fee is assessed for test materials and related factoring or grading charges levied by an external agency used in standardized tests, such as the Graduate Record Examinations.
Transcript Fee: $5.00. This fee is assessed for each official transcript issued.
Installment Contract Fee: $10.00. This fee is assessed for executing an installment contract for tuition payment during fall and spring semesters only.
Returned Check Charge, Stop Payment Charge: $25.00 or five percent (5%) of the amount of the check, whichever is greater. A returned check charge is assessed against a students account who has a check returned by the bank to The Florida State University. The Florida State University automatically submits all personal checks twice for payment if the check was returned once for non-sufficient or uncollected funds. This is an automated process and the second submission cannot be stopped; however, there is no charge assessed by the The Florida State University for this second submission.
Returned check charges are assessed for all personal checks that are written for tuition, fees, or any services provided by the University that are returned to The Florida State University for non-sufficient funds, uncollected funds, closed accounts, and stop payments placed on checks. In addition to the returned check charge, if the initial payment is for tuition and redemption of the returned check is not made prior to the fifth day of classes, a $100 late payment fee is assessed to tuition. The Florida State University places a hold on accepting checks from the student for 90 days after redemption for any services, tuition, or fees that are owed to the University if a personal check is returned. If a second check is returned or a stop payment is placed on it, the student will be permanently listed on all departments ACCEPT CASH ONLY list, and no checks will be accepted from that day forward.
Notification will be sent to the student via mail to the address on the check or to the last maintained address in The Florida State Universitys records. A copy of the notification letter will be sent to the maker of the check at the address on the check, if the student is not the person on whose account the funds are drawn. After notification that a check has been returned, redemption including the service charge must be made by seven (7) working days. The Florida State University forwards all returned checks to the State Attorneys office for redemption and prosecution after collection efforts are exhausted. After a returned check is forwarded to the State Attorneys office, redemption of the check will not prevent prosecution.
Thesis and Dissertation Fees: A graduate student submitting a thesis or dissertation is assessed a binding fee at cost (extra charge for oversize copies). In addition, doctoral students submitting a dissertation are assessed a microfilming fee and may pay a copyright fee, if desired.
Binding Fee: At cost.
Microfilming Fee: At cost.
Copyright Fee: Optional.
Loss and Damage Fees: At cost. Students who lose or damage equipment may be assessed a breakage or loss fee to pay for breakage or loss of equipment. Upon completion of the course, the instructor will prepare a listing of the cost of all such lost and damaged equipment and assess the student a loss or damage fee. The charge varies, based on the cost of the item, and generally applies to students taking laboratory courses.
Scientific Laboratory Fees: Varies. Students enrolled in certain laboratory courses are assessed a fee which is used to offset the cost of scientific materials or items that are consumed in the course of the students laboratory activities. These fees are assessed based on the course.
Fines for Late Return: (per book or unit, per day): $0.25. A fine for the late return of a library book will be assessed against students as well as graduate teaching assistants and associates who do not return library books by the due date.
Fines for Overdue Reserve Library Books: (per book, per library hours): $0.25.
Fines for Failure to Respond to a Recall Notice (per book or unit, per day): $0.25. A fine for the failure to respond to a recall notice will be assessed against Faculty and A&P who do not return library books by the recall due date specified in the notice.
Borrowing Privileges Revoked: Faculty and A&P have a grace period of 30 days for late returns, at the end of which borrowing privileges (including the renewal of all loans) will be revoked.
For complete descriptions of housing facilities, services, costs, and how to apply for University housing, refer to the Housing section of this General Bulletin.
The tuition and fee estimate is based on fifteen (15) credit hours for an undergraduate student (Florida resident) attending two terms per year (at proposed 1998 1999 tuition rates).
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Payment of registration fees and tuition detailed below is an integral part of the registration process. Registration (including payment of fees) must be completed on or before the proper due date. The appropriate University office must be provided a properly executed authorization to defer fees prior to the deadline published in the academic calendar in those cases where fees are to be paid by a previously approved loan, scholarship, or other third-party arrangement.
With the exception of financial aid students (see below), students who enroll must pay fees and tuition in full or initiate an installment contract by the fifth day of the term. Students who fail to pay tuition in full by the fee payment deadline will be assessed a late payment fee of $100.00. All waivers, agency billings, and department billings for all students, including those receiving financial aid, must be submitted by the fifth day of the term. The University does not send out a bill. Students can, however, get the amount of their tuition and fees due when they register for classes by telephone or though the web. Other options include self-inquiry terminals located throughout campus, calling (850) 644-6724, going to the Oglesby Student Union ballroom during the first week of the semester, or at the first floor of the University Center Building A, near the Student Financial Services offices at A1500.
Students may pay by check, cash, money order, cashiers check or FSUCard. The Florida State University does not accept credit cards, two party checks or foreign checks for payment. Make checks payable to The Florida State University and include the students social security number, local phone and address on each check. Payment methods are described below.
Automated Debit to FSUCard for Tuition Payment. Students may authorize charges to be deducted from their FSUCard bank account by exercising an option during telephone or web-site registration. This option must be selected by the end of the drop/add period for each semester. Funds must be available in the students FSUCard for debit on the fifth day of the term. A decline message back to The Florida State University for the automated debit will result in an automatic late payment fee and the student must come to the office to pay his or her tuition. Students receiving financial aid may have their aid transferred to their FSUCard by completing a Disbursement Authorization Statement (DAS). The DAS need only be completed once during the students coursework, or if a change is desired. Authorized University charges are automatically deducted from all financial aid.
Installment Contracts. Students incurring tuition fees greater than $150.00 are eligible to execute an installment fee payment agreement for the fall and spring semesters (not available for summer semesters). The initial payment, which must be one half of the total tuition, is due by the fifth day of the term. The second half of the installment payment is due by the sixth week of class, as specified on the agreement. Failure to pay the balance of tuition by the due date will result in a $100.00 late payment fee. Academic progress will be stopped and all records will be held if the balance is not paid by the end of the term. Students must appear in person to initiate the installment agreement. A $10.00 fee will be assessed at the time of first payment for this option. Once an installment contract is executed, any course added at a later date must be paid in full. It will not be covered under the previously executed contract. Failure to pay tuition in full for such a course will result in the assessment of a late payment fee of $100.00. Installment contracts may be initiated through the mail, with a letter attached requesting the installment contract.
Convenient Drop Box for Payments. The Office of Student Financial Services offers convenient self-inquiry terminals for students at the first floor of the University Center Building A, near our offices at A1500. Students may verify the amount due for tuition and fees, insert a check, money order or cashiers check in the provided envelope and put the envelope in the drop box. Payments are processed the next business day. Payments received in the drop box on the fifth day of the term will not be considered late. The self-inquiry room is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except holidays. Please do not deposit cash. We will not process foreign checks or two party checks. Make checks payable to Florida State University and write your social security number, current address and phone number on the check.
Mail-In Fee Payments. When paying fees by mail, send a personal check, money order, or cashiers check for the full amount of fees due. Please do not send cash. We will not process foreign checks or two party checks. Payments must be post marked no later than the fifth day of the term. Make checks payable to Florida State University and write your social security number, current address and phone number on the check. Payments should be mailed to The Florida State University, Office of Student Financial Services, A1500 University Center, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2394.
Agency Billing, Department Billing. Students who are having their tuition paid by an agency or by department billing should submit the required documents no later than the fifth day of the term. Any remaining balance due must be paid by the fifth day of the term.
State Employee Fee Waivers. State employee fee waivers cannot be initiated through the mail and must be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar by the fifth day of the semester. Students who fail to turn in their waiver or pay the balance of tuition in full by the fee payment deadline will be assessed a late payment fee of $100.00. Note: Beginning July 1, 1996, tuition fee waivers for graduate courses may be taxable and reported on the employees W-2 forms, with the exception of graduate students employed as teaching and research assistants. Beginning June 1, 2000 undergraduate courses for state employees may also be considered taxable W-2 income. For additional information contact your personnel office.
This program was created by the state of Florida to guarantee payment of tuition and may include optional dormitory contract guarantees. The plan excludes local fees (i.e., health, athletics, student activity, laboratory, and books) which are to be paid by the student using one of the options described above and by the deadlines stated above. The student is to present the card, issued to them by the Florida Pre-Paid College Program, to The Office of Student Financial Services. The fees (BOR approved 97/98 fees), excluding books, not covered by the Pre-Paid College Program total approximately $15.39 per hour plus lab fees ranging from $3.31 to $15.00. Students using the Florida Pre-Paid College Program are responsible for paying local fees by the fifth day of the main campus semester or they will be assessed a $100 late payment fee. Note: financial aid students using Florida Prepaid have until the last day of distribution to pay their local fees. Fees applicable to the 1998-1999 academic year had not been confirmed by the Florida Legislature at the time this document was published. Additional information may be obtained by writing: Florida Pre-Paid College Program, P.O. Box 4400, Jacksonville, FL 32201-4400.
Liability is incurred for all credit hours remaining on a students schedule at the close of the official drop/add period each semester. Out-of-state tuition and matriculation fee waivers will not cover dropped or withdrawn classes.
Students who have amounts owed to the University may not complete their registration, participate in graduation ceremonies, receive a diploma, receive an associate in arts certificate, or receive a transcript until all amounts owed to the University have been satisfactorily settled. This includes library charges, health center charges, parking fines, and University debt. Collection fees are added to a students account if the student has had an outstanding debt for 120 days or longer.
A stop is placed on the registration of all students who have outstanding charges due to the University. Students owing $50.00 or more, including current semester tuition, are not permitted to register for classes. The stop will not be removed, and such students will not be permitted to register, until the debt is cleared.
In the interest of the general welfare of the state of Florida, and in order for Florida to contribute to the fulfillment of national and international obligations, the Board of Regents authorizes the University to waive portions of out-of-state tuition for a limited number of students in specific categories. Students in the following categories may apply:
State employees may have fees waived for up to six (6) semester hours per term provided the courses receive approval of their supervisor, agency, or department head. Persons registering must meet all posted deadlines and all requirements of the University. Fees may not be waived for any course requiring individual instruction or audit. State employee waivers must be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar by the fee payment deadline.
When registering to audit courses, all fees are waived for citizens 60 years of age and older who are Florida residents. All requirements pertaining to auditing courses must be met, and, in addition, proof of age and residency must be presented. For further information, refer to the Office of the University Registrar section of this General Bulletin.
A student may request a waiver of the late registration fee at the Office of the University Registrar. Documentation supporting University error or extraordinary circumstances will be required.
A student may request a waiver of the late payment fee at the Office of Student Financial Services if payment was not made by the established deadline because of a University error, administrative error, or extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of the student. Supporting documentation is required. Note: lack of funds is not a valid reason for waiving the late fee. Request to waive late fees must be made by completing a waiver request form. If the request is denied, the student may appeal to the Late Payment Fee Appeals Committee by contacting the Office of Student Financial Services at (850) 644-9452. The committee meets once a month, or as needed.
The Late Payment Fee Appeals Committee, which consists of representatives from the Office of the University Registrar, Office of Financial Aid, and the Office of Student Financial Services, provides an opportunity for students to appeal a denial of their request for a late payment waiver. The appeals committees decision is the final step in the Universitys late payment appeal process. The attendance of the student is recommended.
Unless students are scheduled to receive financial aid, which is disbursed during the second week of the semester, they must pay, or make arrangements to pay, all fees due by the end of the fifth day of the semester. Acceptable arrangements include third-party agency billing, departmental billing, or installment contract.
Financial aid deferments are authorized by the Office of Financial Aid. Departmental billings are authorized by the school or college issuing the billing. Agency billings are authorized by the approved agency to pay fees on behalf of the student. The billings are to be completed by the student at the Union Ballroom during fee collection or at the Office of Student Financial Services by the fifth day of the semester.
Veterans Deferments. A student in training under the auspices of the Veterans Administration receives an education and training allowance each month from the federal government. Since the first subsistence checks are sometimes delayed, it is advisable for the veteran to be prepared to meet all expenses for about two months.
Tuition and health fees for students receiving assistance from the Veterans Administration in accordance with provisions of Section 240.235, Florida Statutes, 1983, may be deferred each time there is a delay in the receipt of benefits. This deferment is not automatic and must be explicitly requested by eligible students through the Office of Veterans Affairs by the fifth day of the semester.
Note: if a student receives a veterans deferment and tuition is still not paid by the due date, the student will be assessed a $100 late payment fee and will not be eligible to receive a veterans deferment in the future.
Individuals who make application for admission to The Florida State University shall pay a nonrefundable application fee of $20.00. This fee may be waived for applicants who can document that they have received a fee waiver because of economic need as determined by the College Board or the American College Testing Program.
A student incurs a liability for all credit hours that remain on the students schedule of courses as of the end of the official drop/add period. The amount of this liability is identified on the Student Assessment Payment Schedule. Any amount paid in excess of the amount owed (assessed fee and outstanding University charges) during the term will be carried forward and may be applied against subsequent University charges incurred or may be refunded upon request.
Full refunds of tuition fees may be granted in instances of withdrawal from the University under the following conditions:
Note: refund requests based on withdrawals must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Services within six (6) months from the end of the term which the student withdrew in order for the refund to be processed. See Withdrawal from the University within the Academic Regulations and Procedures chapter of this General Bulletin for more information.
Students who are enrolled at The Florida State University for the first time are eligible for a pro-rata refund of tuition fees based on the official date of withdrawal, less an administrative fee of $100.00 or 5%, whichever is less. The refund calculation is done according to the week of the semester in which the student withdraws from the University. No refund will be granted to first time enrolled students who withdraw after the sixty percent (60%) liability period of the semester. Pro-rata refunds are made in compliance with Public Law 102-325.
Students who do not meet one of the above criteria but who withdraw after the fifth day of the semester and prior to the end of the fourth week of the semester are eligible for a twenty-five percent (25%) refund of tuition fees. After the fourth week of the semester, such students are held fully liable for tuition fees.
All tuition refunds due to a student who has received financial aid and who is enrolled for less than the hours required for the type of aid received will be refunded to the financial aid source. Students who receive financial aid and withdraw from school are expected to refund to the University a pro rata share of the financial aid received for the term. If a withdrawal occurs effective with the fifth day of the semester or prior thereto, all financial aid is returned to the source. After the fifth day of the semester, the refundable amount is based on the portion of the term for which enrollment was in effect.
Refunds requested for tuition fees are generally made within four weeks of application. For currently enrolled students, the refund will be processed as a credit to the students FSUCard account. Checks will be mailed to those students who are no longer enrolled.
An application for a request for refund of fees should be submitted as follows:
Tuition Fees. Office of Student Financial Services, A1500 University Center.
Food Plan. Director of Food Services, 144 Oglesby Union.
Housing Fees. Director of Housing, 104 Cawthon Hall.
A student may cancel registration during the first five days of a semester or summer session by submitting a written request to the Office of the University Registrar, A3900 University Center or to Withdrawal Services, A4300 University Center. Students who cancel their registration within this time frame are not liable for tuition; if tuition has been paid, such students should request a full refund of fees. Beyond the fifth day of the semester a student cannot voluntarily cancel registration but must apply for withdrawal from the University. Students who cancel their registration must apply for readmission.
Director, Office of Financial Aid: Robert McCloud
The Florida State University recognizes the high cost of education today and makes every effort to offer financial assistance through a variety of programs to qualified students. In addition to providing funds on the basis of demonstrated financial need in the form of grants, work awards, and loans, the University offers scholarships to recognize and reward talent, academic achievement, and meritorious performance.
The Office of Financial Aid is committed to serving and guiding students through the process of applying for financial aid. Students are urged to begin investigating the following avenues of help promptly:
A brochure, Financial Aid at Florida State University (updated yearly), is included in the financial aid packet. This brochure explains the requirements and processes for application for financial aid. It may be obtained by writing: Office of Financial Aid, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2430.
Help in completing the financial aid forms is available from professional financial aid counselors located in the University Center and at workshops held regularly during the month of January on campus and periodically at other locations in the greater Leon County area.
To obtain information on financial aid and the status of their application, students may call the Express Telephone System (ET) from 8:00 a.m. through 6:00 a.m. (22 hours per day) at (850) 644-0539. The hours of operation for the Office of Financial Aid are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Counseling is available by phone or at the information center Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Student Aid Resource (STAR) Center. A complete description of the centers services follows under Additional Sources of Financial Aid.
Students who intend to enroll at the Panama City campus and are in need of financial support should contact: Coordinator for Financial Aid/Veteran Affairs, Office of Student Affairs, 4750 West Collegiate Drive, Panama City, FL 32405.
Undergraduate students may apply for all types of financial aid. Students who have previously received a baccalaureate degree may not be awarded some types of aid.
Graduate students may apply for long-term loans and college work-study. Graduate fellowships and assistantships are handled through the Office of Graduate Studies and Research and the respective academic departments.
The financial aid application period for the 1998-99 academic year begins January 1, 1998. Grant funds are limited and most are awarded on a first-come, first awarded basis. We therefore encourage you to apply as soon after January 1, 1998 as possible. Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) recipients must submit the FAFSA in time to be processed by the U.S. Department of Education, and received by the Florida Department of Education by May 15, 1998. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can not be processed after June 30, 1999.
For the 1998-99 year, Florida State University will have computer terminals available so students may submit their FAFSA Express applications.
Applications should be completed and submitted as soon as possible after January 1, 1998, in order to be considered for all types of aid for which you may be eligible. Estimated student/parent tax data is allowed for completion of the application.
To be considered for all types of aid:
1) Apply for Admission to Florida State University, and be accepted.
Note: You may apply for admission before you apply for financial aid, but no offer of aid can be made until you are officially admitted to Florida State University and your aid application has been processed.
2) Complete the 1998-99 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have Internet access, you can file a FAFSA (or a Renewal Application, if you are eligible and still live at your 1997-98 address) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov FAFSA Express. You may also use FAFSA Express software that allows you to fill out your application on a computer with a modem. Check at your high school, college, public library, or educational opportunity center for FAFSA Express, or download the FAFSA Express software from our Web page: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/express.html Do not submit more than one application!
Renewal Application. If you were in college last year and meet certain conditions, you will receive a Renewal Application in the mail or from your school year in 1998.
Paper Application. Read the page of information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid 1998 school year. Tear the form out of the booklet and put it beside these instructions. Fill out the form step by step, referring to the instructions as you go along. Sign the form, make a photocopy of it, and send the original to be processed in the envelope provided in the instruction booklet.
Federal regulations require all students receiving a Federal Stafford/Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and Perkins Loan to participate in a loan entrance counseling session. The schedule for counseling sessions is available at the Office of Financial Aid. No Federal Stafford loans or Perkins checks may be picked up without presenting to the cashier a copy of the loan entrance counseling form that is provided the student at the counseling session.
The Office of Student Financial Services (A1500 University Center) is responsible for delivering financial aid to students. Financial Aid is distributed in one of two ways at Florida State University. Students choose the option on the Disbursement Authorization Form that is sent to them along with their award letter. Students may choose to have their aid deposited into their FSUCard account or have a net check sent to their local mailing address. The electronic delivery of financial aid to students FSUCard account will expedite the delivery process. Restrictions may apply to certain types of financial aid.
Financial aid is processed during the second week of the term. All outstanding charges owed to the University will be deducted at the time the aid is processed. If the student is required to appear in person to endorse a check, the charges will be deducted at that time. Letters or administrative voice messages are created for students at the time the aid is processed. Students must access their messages by calling 1-888-FSUCARD on the published date in order to learn the aid that was processed and the charges that were paid. The message will also tell the student whether or not to appear in person to resolve a problem or endorse a check. Students who receive a message to appear at the Office of Student Financial Services on a certain date must do so or they run the risk of being assessed the $100 late payment fee. If the financial aid is not sufficient to cover all the charges owed, the student must pay these charges by the published deadline for financial aid students.
Refer to the Academic Calendar within the Directory of Classes for specific dates and times each semester. Picture I.D.s are required for students who must appear in person to transact their business.
Financial aid deferments will be processed automatically for all financial aid students who meet the following criteria:
Financial aid students who do not receive a financial aid deferment must pay their tuition in full by the end of financial aid distribution. See the dates published in the Academic Calendar, included in each semesters Directory of Classes. Failure to pay by the published deadline will result in a late payment fee assessment of $100.
Note: Financial aid deferments expire before the end of the semester. See the Directory of Classes for the expiration date. If the students aid is not available by the expiration date, it is the students responsibility to pay tuition in full. Failure to pay by the expiration date will result in a late payment fee assessment of $100.
Students who have need of funds as a result of financial aid being delayed may apply for a delayed delivery loan at the financial aid distribution site. To be eligible for a delayed delivery loan, a students financial aid application must be complete by August 1 of each year. Eligibility for the loan will be determined by the type of aid awarded and the hours enrolled. A picture ID is required in order to receive a delayed delivery loan. Students must have either paid or deferred their full amount of tuition in order to be eligible for short term loans.
Students who have emergency situations such as a death in the family or unexpected major medical or dental bills may apply for an emergency loan at the Office of Financial Aid. Documentation is required. A picture ID is required to receive an emergency loan.
Any Stafford Loan check available at the financial aid distribution that is not picked up by the check cancellation deadline will be returned to the lender for cancellation.
All graduating, half-time (fewer than six (6) credit hours), or withdrawing students who received a Federal Perkins Loan and/or a Federal Stafford Loan [formerly Guaranteed Student Loan (GSL)] and/or a Federal Supplemental Loan [formerly Supplemental Loans for Students (SLS)] are required to attend an exit interview. The exit interviews for graduates are held prior to final exams each semester on an assigned appointment basis. Withdrawing or half-time students should come by our office and participate in the exit interview prior to leaving the University. All exit interviews are held by the Student Accounts Section of the Office of Student Financial Services, A1500 University Center.
The Student Aid Resource (STAR) Center, located in the Office of Financial Aid is a multimedia resource center designed to provide additional information about sources of financial aid and private scholarships.
It provides current computerized assistance programs, books, pamphlets, articles and other materials as resources for alternative types of financial aid for all individuals.
The Florida State University recognizes and rewards high academic achievement, and awards scholarships on a competitive basis. All eligible students will be automatically considered at the time of their admittance for these scholarships, which are administered by the Office of Admissions.
In addition, the individual departments described in the Academic Departments and Programs section of this General Bulletin list scholarships, as well as assistantships, available for students of specific majors.
Contingent upon funding, need-based scholarships are available based on eligibility for financial aid and criteria set by donors. Please contact the Student Aid Resource Center in the Office of Financial Aid for further information.
The Department of Education, located in Tallahassee, FL., offers a multiplicity of programs such as scholarships, grants, and loans to help defray a students cost of education.
The Florida State University provides referrals for part-time and temporary employment for students. Student Employment Services is a comprehensive source for jobs in the private sector, at state agencies, and on campus. The professional staff assists students by offering several services that facilitate the job search process.
Job Boards, located in the Office of Financial Aid (University Center) and at Moore Auditorium (in the Union Complex), display part-time job listings grouped by category (e.g., accounting, computers, state/county/city agencies, etc.). Job listings are database managed and printed with all pertinent information: job title, description, salary, location, employers name and phone number. Students may view the job listings and contact employers directly.
The Federal College Work Study Program (FCWSP) is a campus-based aid program whose purpose is to offer a positive alternative to loan indebtedness through meaningful part-time employment of undergraduate and graduate students who need help in financing their courses of study. Weekly work schedules are mutually determined by the student and the employing department to suit the students class/exam schedule and the employers needs, and should never interfere with a students academic pursuits.
Students may utilize their Federal College Work Study awards by participating in community service through the Center for Civic Education and Service (CSLP). This office is designed to locate and develop off-campus community service jobs and to offer referrals for eligible students. Community service improves the quality of life of local residents, as well as encourages student awareness and continued participation in society at large. Students assist with problems related to health care, child care, literacy training, education (including tutoring), welfare and social services. Some may serve as mentors for educational and recreational activities and counseling, including career counseling. To determine their eligibility for the Federal College Work Study Program and CSLP, students must apply for financial aid at The Florida State University by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and by submitting all other required documents.