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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 - The FAFSA for the 2020-2021 academic year on October 1, 2019. (Summer applicants must submit a FAFSA for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.) The FAFSA is available online. The institution code for Florida State University is 001489.
  • 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.


TCC2FSU Transfer Student Scholarship

The TCC2FSU Transfer Student Scholarship is awarded to a select number of high-achieving TCC2FSU students, who are in good standing with Tallahassee Community College (TCC) and who meets all TCC2FSU program requirements. Pending availability of funds, scholarships in the amount of $2,400 will be awarded per year for 2 years.

Applicants must have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA at TCC and meet all requirements of the scholarship application. Scholarship applications are sent to eligible TCC2FSU students in their last two semesters at TCC. Recipients must begin enrollment at FSU following TCC Graduation. Deadlines are adjusted every fall and spring.

For more information, please contact the TCC2FSU Transfer Program Specialist at

Phi Theta Kappa

FSU offers two (2) scholarships of $4,000 to active members of the Phi Theta Kappa organization. Recipients of the award are required to maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 and successfully complete 15 credit hours each semester of the award. In order to qualify, applicants must have a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.8. Deadline for applying is May 1st. Recipients must enroll at FSU in the fall semester immediately upon earning an AA degree from a Florida state college.

PTK Scholarship Application

Undergraduate Costs 2019-2020

Estimated costs cover two semesters
(15 hours per semester)

  Florida Residents Non-Florida Residents
$ 6,516
$ 21,683
$ 6,680
$ 6,680
Food (Meal Plan)2
$ 4,396
$ 4,396
$ 1,000
$ 1,000
$ 18,592
$ 33,759
Health Insurance3
$ 2,563
$ 2,563
$ 21,155
$ 36,322

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 $2,606.) 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.