Residence Hall Rent & Payment Instructions
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.
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.|
|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.|
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.
How to Make a Personal Payment
|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.
|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.|
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.