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FSU Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Florida State University was $4,640 a year for in-state students and $19,806 a year for out-of-state students.

On average, college tuition rises about 3%ba year.

If this makes attending the college of your dreams feel scary, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students pay way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.

Tuition for international students at Florida State University is $19,806 per year.

Does FSU Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Florida State University is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $4,640 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time. For students who are not considered Florida-residents, out-of-state tuition is $19,806 a year.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency..

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to confirm your state's criteria for as an in-state resident. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Do International Students Pay More to Go to FSU?

FSU has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students at Florida State University can expect to pay around $19,806 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at FSU:

  • On-campus jobs
  • Loans from outsideFSU
  • Athletic Awards
  • FSU-specific scholarships
  • International Students Tuition Waivers

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.

FSU Room, Board and Other Costs

In addition to the cost of tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at FSU.

House and Food Costs at FSU

Housing and campus dining at FSU is $11,088 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining halls. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facilities can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $6,604.

Board costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at FSU

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Yearly Fees

Most schools charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more. Students who attend FSU full time pay $1,877 in fees every year they are enrolled.

Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.

The Cost of Transportation at FSU

The cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school?. Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. At FSU, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in an urban area is often expensive, but there may be more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. Florida State Universityis located in a suburban setting in Florida.

Personal Expenses and Other Costs

When you're planning for college, don’t forget to factor in personal expenses, like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo .

Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for FSU.

Total Cost of FSU

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $4,640
Out-of-State Tuition $19,806
Room and Board $11,088
Board Only $4,484
Yearly Fees $1,877
Other expenses $3,982
Total Estimated Costs

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

FSU’s tuition and fees change based on: B Course load for both full and part-time students

Financial Aid at FSU

The majority of FSU undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2021, 16,832 of the 32,543 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. FSU meets 63% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,199 a year. Around 44% of FSU undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. FSU graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $21,425 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $18,671
State Loans $0
FSU-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $24,985
Most Common Loans for FSU Students
Federal Loans 43%
Private loans 5%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on FSU financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Florida State University

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, FSU awarded 15,692 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $162.4 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $63.35 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of FSU

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for FSU students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at FSU was $12,199 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of FSU seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
Net In-state, Off-campus $3,783.5
Out-of-State, On-Campus $25,554

What will attending FSU really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the FSU's net cost calculator on their website.

FSU Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

FSU does not have guaranteed tuition.

FSU offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Does Florida State University Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

FSU has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

Learn More About FSU

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FSU Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$18,605

In State

$33,771

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$4,640
$19,806
Fees
$1,877
$1,877
Housing
$11,088
$11,088
Books
$1,000
$1,000

FSU Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

53%

Average Financial Aid Package

$12,112

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

43,569

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

32%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,517

Out-of-State

$21,683

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 1
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