Tuition Refund Policy

Tuition Refund Policy

Pursuant to Florida State University Regulation 2.02417, the tuition refund policy is as follows:

(1) Students who officially withdraw from the university before the end of the drop/add will be eligible for a refund of 100 percent of tuition assessed, adjusted for waivers and any other outstanding charges.

(2) Students will be eligible for a refund for a situation in which the university determines it is an insubstantial, prejudicial error. The amount of a payment in excess of the adjusted assessment may be refunded.

(3) Students who drop a course(s) without tuition and fee liability after their tuition and fees have been paid will be eligible for a refund in extenuating circumstances of extreme financial burden, significant university error, documented medical emergency, call to an active medical emergency or what would be considered an act of god or force majeure under standard contract law. Any amount in excess of the amount owed to the university during the semester/term will be carried forward and may be applied against subsequent charges or may be refunded on request of the student. Any outstanding charges owed to the university will be deducted from eligible refunds and the balance will be issued as a refund to the student.

(4) Students who have not received federal financial aid and withdraw after the fifth (5th) day of the semester and before the end of the fourth (4th) week of the semester (or for summer sessions by the first twenty-five percent (25%) of the term) are eligible for a twenty-five percent (25%) refund of tuition and fees paid. After the end of the fourth (4th) week of classes, no further refunds shall be made except as follows:

(5) Full refunds of tuition and fees paid will be granted in instances of withdrawal from the university under the following conditions:

  • Student withdrawal from courses due to military service;
  • Death of the student or death in the immediate family (parent, stepparent, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparent);
  • Illness of the student of such duration or severity, as confirmed in writing by the attending physician, that his/her completion of the term is precluded;
  • Cancellation of a course by the university which the student is registered for and has paid tuition and fees.
  • Other exceptional circumstances that could not have been foreseen and are beyond the control of the student upon approval by the University Refund Committee.
  • Refund requests based on official withdrawals must be submitted to the Office of Student Business Services within six (6) months from the end of the term from which the student withdrew for the refund request to be processed. Refund requests received later than this specified time will not be considered by the Refund Committee.

Specific Authority BOG Regulation 1.001(3)(j); Reg. Procedure July 21, 2005. Law implemented 1001.74(1), (2), 1009.24 FS. History-New 5-5-03.