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International Admissions


Committed to Value

According to The Princeton Review, one of the nation's leading education services companies, Florida State University offers a high-quality education at an affordable price. 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.

Top 11 Best Value Princeton Review 2021

Florida State University is required by U.S. federal regulations to verify the financial resources of each applicant prior to issuing the Form I-20. If granted admission to the University, an email with instructions on how to complete the I-20 will be sent from the Center for Global Engagement (CGE). You will provide information verifying your financial support (bank statements, award letters, scholarships, etc.). FSU requires proof of financial support for the first year of study and demonstrated availability of funds for the length of your academic program.


2020-2021 Estimated International Student Costs:

These figures are estimated costs and are subject to increase without notice. Annual increases in tuition and fees are anticipated; therefore, it is suggested that an additional 15% be added to these totals to prepare for possible increases. You must include an additional $6,000 per year for your spouse and $4,000 per year for each child if they will be accompanying you to the United States on an F-2 dependent visa. This requirement does not apply to dependents with U.S. citizenship or another visa status. If purchasing insurance in the U.S. for your dependents, their expenses may be higher than these estimates.

The estimates assume minimal summer living expenses and no summer course enrollment. If you enroll in summer courses, your cost of attendance will be considerably higher. We advise you to keep these points in mind when planning your personal budget. Please note that these estimates reflect out-of-state tuition rates. Visit our Office of Financial Aid for more information about cost.


Expenses Undergraduate*
Tuition/Fees
$18,796 (26 credits)
Housing
$6,988
Food
$4,484
Books/Supplies
$1,000
Transportation
$2,236
Personal
$4,228
TOTAL
$36,409

*Undergraduate costs are based on two semesters (26 hours).


Certification of Financial Responsibility

Shortly after admission, students will receive an email with instructions for completing the online Certification of Financial Responsibility (CFR) form to demonstrate proof of adequate funding. Florida State University is required by U.S. federal regulations to verify the financial resources of each applicant prior to issuing the Form I-20. Applicants must show proof of financial support for the first year of study and confirm availability of funds for the length of the academic program.