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Transfer Finances

2016-2017 Undergraduate Costs Graphic

Undergraduate Costs 2016-2017

Estimated costs cover two semesters
(15 hours per semester)

Florida Residents
Non-Florida Residents
$ 6,516
$ 21,683
$ 6,550
$ 6,550
Food (Meal Plan)2
$ 3,998
$ 3,998
$ 1,000
$ 1,000
$ 18,064
$ 33,231
Health Insurance3
$ 2,262
$ 2,262
$ 20,326
$ 35,493

1 Click here for rental rates by residence hall.

2 Click here for the various meal plan options and the associated costs.

3 FSU has a mandatory health insurance policy for new students admitted to the University. The cost represents the annual individual premium for domestic students. (The premium for international students is $2,266.) Costs of meeting this requirement will be included in financial aid considerations. Students who currently have health insurance may show proof of comparable coverage and may not be required to purchase the University policy. Refer to for additional information.

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid at Florida State exists to assist students with securing federal, state, and institutional financial aid to achieve their degree. Each year, they award and administer more than 350 million dollars in financial aid to eligible students. Students receive aid in the form of scholarships, grants, work study, and loans - funds that help them to focus on their education and complete their degree.

Here are some hints to make the financial aid process go smoothly:

Apply Early For:

  • Financial Aid - Beginning with the 2017-2018 FAFSA, students may file the FAFSA using prior-prior year (PPY) tax data. As a result of this change, you now can submit the FAFSA for the 2017-2018 academic year on October 1, 2016. (Summer applicants must submit a FAFSA for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.) The FAFSA is available online. The institution code for Florida State University is 001489. Review the FAFSA Changes Fact Sheet for more information.
  • Admission - Once the Office of Financial Aid has received financial aid data from the federal government, they can make an award as long as you have been admitted to the University.

Keep up with the paperwork!

Once the FAFSA is processed by the government, you will be sent a document called a Student Aid Report (SAR). It's important that you check your SAR for accuracy, because that's the data Florida State will use in determining your eligibility for need-based aid.

Changes to the FAFSA Process for 2017-18