Committed to Value
Florida State University offers a high-quality education at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review, one of the nation's leading education services companies. Florida State was ranked No. 11 Best Value College in their most recent annual rankings. In addition, FSU received high marks among public colleges and universities on the lists of Best Schools for Financial Aid (No. 3) and Best Value Colleges for Students with No Demonstrated Need (No. 17). Florida State's numerous value-focused rankings reflect the University's commitment to high standards of academic excellence and a dedication to affordability, accessibility, and student success.
The Office of Financial Aid assists students with securing federal, state, and institutional aid. Each year, more than 350 million dollars in aid is awarded to students. Students receive aid in the form of scholarships, grants, work study, and loans.
FSU offers admission on a need-blind basis. To be considered for financial aid you must complete the 2022-2023 Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is available beginning October 1 and you should complete it no later than December 1 for priority consideration. Students admitted for the summer term should complete the 2021-2022 AND the 2022-2023 FAFSA. Resources to help students navigate the financial aid process can be found on the Financial Aid and Student Business Services websites.
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. This data will be used to determine your eligibility for need-based aid.