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Florida Prepaid Housing Plan

The Florida Prepaid Program is a college savings program administered for interested Florida residents by the Florida Prepaid College Board. Family members must sign up for a Florida Prepaid Housing Plan by the student's 8th grade year. We encourage students and/or parents interested in learning more about how to sign up for this program to visit their website.

Students that have one or more semesters of the Florida Prepaid Housing Plan can use this to pay for on-campus housing for Fall and/or Spring Semesters.

When Completing Your Housing Contract

  • Complete the FSU Fall/Spring housing contract by March 1.
  • Submit your preferences, including your building preferences.
  • You do not need to pay the $225 housing contract prepayment as we will collect this from Florida Prepaid on your behalf.
    • If you have already contracted for housing with another state university in Florida, Florida Prepaid may have issued your prepayment elsewhere. In this case, you will need to pay the FSU housing contract prepayment and request a refund of your prepayment from the other university's housing department. Your refund will typically be issued directly to you less any corresponding cancellation charge.

How Will Your Rent Balance Be Paid?

When your rent is generated, we will request payment directly from Florida Prepaid for the amount they cover (see above).

If your room's rent is not fully covered by Florida Prepaid, you will be responsible for paying the difference using one of the payment options.

Not Attending FSU?

If you will not be attending FSU, please notify us ASAP. We will refund the prepayment we collected from Florida Prepaid on your behalf directly to you, less the forfeiture fee indicated in the terms and conditions of the FSU housing contract.

If you want to use your Florida Prepaid Housing Plan at another state university in Florida  (e.g. UF, UCF, USF, etc):

  • Indicate that you have the Florida Prepaid Housing Plan when completing your housing contract with the other university's housing office.
  • Since you already used your prepayment to pay the FSU Housing prepayment, you will need to submit whatever housing prepayment they require out-of-pocket.

Florida Prepaid FAQs

When you submit your contract we will let you know we have your Florida Prepaid Dormitory plan on file. If we do not have a record of your Florida prepaid Plan, please contact Florida Prepaid directly.

The plan covers housing equal to the credits you purchased. 1 year of housing (2 semesters) is equal to 2 Florida Prepaid Dormitory credits. One semester credit covers the full cost of our Suite Double rooms with Shared Bathrooms which represent the majority of the available housing on campus.

What if the charge for the Room I am assigned is less/more?

If your room's rent is not fully covered by Florida Prepaid, you will be responsible for paying the difference using one of these payment options.

Yes, you do not need to pay the $225 housing contract prepayment as we will collect this from Florida Prepaid on your behalf. If you have already contracted for housing with another state university in Florida, Florida Prepaid may have issued your prepayment elsewhere.

You will need to pay the FSU housing contract prepayment and request a refund of your prepayment from the other university's housing department if you contracted with another university for housing. If you do not attend FSU, your refund will typically be issued directly to you less any corresponding forfeiture charge.

Your personal payment will be applied towards the balance of rent owed once rent is posted to your account and any remaining balance will be refunded through direct deposit on your MyFSU account.

If your room's rent is not fully covered by Florida Prepaid, you will be responsible for paying the difference using one of these payment options. Please check your MyFSU account to determine if there will be a remaining portion to be paid.

Your account will automatically be billed for Fall/Spring dormitory semesters unless you contact the Florida Prepaid office. If you do not want Florida Prepaid to be billed, you should contact Florida Prepaid and ask to place a hold on your account for each semester that you do not want Florida Prepaid to pay for your dormitory charges.

No. The dormitory plan is intended to cover the fall and spring terms. Generally, the cost of housing during the Summer session is less than the Fall and Spring. Using the Dormitory Plan during a summer session instead of a fall or spring semester may represent a material reduction in benefits received.

Yes. However, using the Dormitory Plan during a summer session instead of a fall or spring semester may represent a material reduction in benefits received. The account owner needs to submit a form, available at this link, called the Summer Dormitory Consent form to Florida Prepaid. Once you have completed this, email housinginfo@fsu.edu to the attention of the Housing Financial Staff, to notify us of the request to bill for the summer semester and that the paperwork has been submitted to Florida Prepaid.

Please visit the Student Business Services website for information regarding Florida Prepaid Tuition Plans.

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