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Residence Hall Rent & Payment Instructions

Rent Prepayment

Housing contract prepayments are due within 10 calendar days of submitting the housing contract.

The Fall/Spring housing contract prepayment, which is $225 for incoming first-year and transfer students, is applied towards Fall rent if the student attends FSU. If the student does not attend FSU, the prepayment will be applied towards their cancellation charge and any additional funds, if applicable, will be refunded to the student.

The Summer housing contract prepayment, which is $100 for incoming first-year and transfer students, is applied towards Summer rent if the student attends FSU. If the student does not attend FSU, the prepayment will not be refunded since their cancellation charge will equal the prepayment.

 

Rent

All FSU student account information is available on the student’s FSU Blackboard account. There will be no bills provided by University Housing.

Rent is posted to their FSU student account 1 week after the students is assigned. Students are responsible for paying their rent on time by the 2nd Friday of classes. These dates are: 

Summer A (whole summer) May 23, 2014
Summer B (1st half of summer) May 23, 2014
Summer C (2nd half of summer) July 7, 2014
Fall September 5, 2014
Spring January 16, 2015

If balance is not paid in full by the dates provided, the student's account may be charged a $50 late charge.

Florida Prepaid College Housing Plan (Fall and Spring Semesters only)
The 2014-2015 rate will fully cover the designated double room rate for Deviney, Dorman, Kellum, and Smith residence halls. If students are assigned to a room with a higher rental rate, they will be responsible for the difference.
Financial Aid
All financial aid is typically disbursed on the 5th day of classes each semester, which is before rent is due. Financial aid will pay tuition first and then other charges on the student’s account including housing rent charges. Any remaining financial aid funds left after FSU charges are paid will be disbursed to the student. If financial aid does not fully cover housing rent, the student is responsible for paying the balance by the rent due date.
Installments

Installment or partial payments can be made towards the student’s rent balance any time after rent is posted to Blackboard. Students who want to pay in installments should begin making installment payments after their rent is posted to ensure that the full balance has been paid on/before the due date.

 

Example installment payment:

If a student is assigned to a suite double with shared bath, their rent is $3,145 for the Fall Semester. Since their $225 prepayment is applied towards this amount, their rent balance is $2,920 when assigned. If they make 4 equal monthly installment payments until their rent is due, they could pay $730.00 ($2,920 divided by 4) on June 15, July 15, August 15, and September 5 to pay their balance by the Fall rent due date.

Please note that the above is provided merely as an example.

 

How to Make a Personal Payment

  Methods Accepted Instructions
Online Credit Card / Electronic Check / SunTrust account linked to FSU Card

Pay at: fees.fsu.edu

A convenience fee of $7.75 per transaction will be assessed for all payments made online. This is the only method that can be used when paying by credit card.

Mail Check / Money Order

Make out payment to Florida State University (with student’s name and FSUSN on front of check/money order) and send to:

University Housing, 942 Learning Way, Tallahassee, FL  32306-4174

In Person Cash / Check / Money Order / SunTrust account linked to FSU Card Visit the University Housing office with cash, check, money order, or with student’s SunTrust account using the FSU Card. Payments are accepted in our office, located in the Askew Student Life Building, between 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

 

Cancellation

The housing contract is binding and cannot be cancelled if the student attends FSU.

If the student does not attend FSU, their Fall/Spring forfeiture fee will be deducted from their prepayment based on the date of cancellation:

On/before May 1 $50
May 2 - July 1 $150
On/after July 2 $225

The balance of the prepayment will be refunded within 3-4 weeks.

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