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The Title IV Code for FSU Panama City is 001489

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Tuition & Fees at FSU Panama City for Undergraduate, Graduate, Instate or Out of State

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Estimated costs by credit hour

The fee schedule for FSU Panama City describes only the base rate for courses. Your final tuition bill might vary from the following schedule depending on course selection and your program of study. Some courses and majors are subject to additional fees, such as lab fees, program equipment fees and online course fees. This credit hour fee schedule is provided for estimation purposes only.

Rates apply to the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change based on legislative and internal policy change.

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

IN-STATE TUITION: $180.49 PER CREDIT HOUR
State Fees (per credit hour): $115.08
  • Matriculation Fee: $105.07
  • Student Financial Aid: $5.25
  • Capital Improvement Fee: $4.76
Local Fees (per credit hour): $10.57
  • Athletics Fee: $0.69
  • Activities and Services Fee: $9.88
  • Student Health Fee: $0.00
Other Fees (per credit hour): $54.84
  • Transportation Fee: $0.00
  • Tuition Differential Fee: $49.59
  • Student Facilities Use Fee: $0.00
  • Technology Fee: $5.25
OUT-OF-STATE TUITION: $686.04 PER CREDIT HOUR
  • Total In-State (per credit hour): $180.49
  • Out-of-State Fee: $481.48
  • Out-of-State Financial Aid Fee: $24.07
SPECIAL OUT-OF-STATE TUITION: $200.49 PER CREDIT HOUR

Residents of the following counties may qualify for a special out-of-state tuition rate: Baldwin, Barbour, Butler, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Escambia, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Mobile, Monroe, Pike and Washington, Ala; and Baker, Decatur, Early, Miller and Seminole, Ga.

  • Total In-State (per credit hour): $180.49
  • Tuition Differential Fee: $20.00
TERM-BASED FLAT FEES
  • Per-semester Facilities Use Fee (all terms): $0.00
  • FSUCard Term Fee (Fall & Spring only): $5.00
ONLINE TUITION

Cost of undergraduate online courses are usually equal to your regular tuition plus a distance-learning fee. Fees vary by program and are authorized by Florida statute.

REPEAT COURSE SURCHARGE: $177.94 PER CREDIT HOUR

(undergraduate courses only)

  • Late Payment Fee: $100.00
  • Late Registration Fee: $100.00
EXCESS CREDIT HOUR SURCHARGE

Students who take credit hours in excess of the total number of credit hours required to complete the degree being pursued may experience a surcharge. More information about this fee.

Tuition Reduction Scholarships

Accepted out-of-state freshmen will be automatically considered for Out-of-State Waivers/Scholarships. A separate application is not required. Waivers/Scholarships are competitive and awarded based on academic merit (combination of academic weighted grade point average AND test scores).

  • Full Out-of-State Tuition Waiver:Awarded to a limited number of non-Florida freshmen based on academic merit. The total amount of this award is a 100% reduction (waiver) of the out-of-state portion of tuition, valued at approximately $481 per semester hour ($14,444 based on 30 semester hours for the academic year). The waiver amount is only applied toward tuition and does not include other fees, nor does it apply toward study-abroad programs.
  • Partial Out-of-State Tuition Waiver:Awarded to a limited number of non-Florida freshmen based on academic merit or special talent. The total amount of this award is a 50% reduction (waiver) of the out-of-state portion of tuition, valued at approximately $241 per semester hour ($7,222 based on 30 semester hours for the academic year). The waiver amount is only applied toward tuition and does not include other fees, nor does it apply toward study-abroad programs.
  • Online Free Seat Program: The Online Free Seat Program was created by the Florida Legislature and takes effect in the Fall 2021 semester. This program was created to encourage veterans, active duty members of the United States Armed Forces, active drilling members of the Florida National Guard, and nontraditional students to enroll in an online baccalaureate degree program at a state university.
  • Select STEM Waiver: The Select STEM Waiver Program was created by the Florida Legislature and takes effect in the Fall 2021 semester. Under this program, students who are enrolled in eligible STEM programs will receive a tuition waiver for portions of their tuition and fee invoice under certain circumstances. This program is often referred to as the "buy-one-get-one" waiver, meaning that for each course for which a student enrolls they receive another course of equal or lesser value at a discount.

Graduate Tuition & Fees

IN-STATE TUITION: $444.26 PER CREDIT HOUR
State Fees (per credit hour): $428.44
  • Matriculation Fee: $403.51
  • Student Financial Aid: $20.17
  • Capital Improvement Fee: $4.76
Local Fees (per credit hour): $10.57
  • Athletics Fee: $0.69
  • Activities and Services Fee: $9.88
  • Student Health Fee: $0.00
Other Fees (per credit hour): $54.84
  • Transportation Fee: $0.00
  • Tuition Differential Fee: $49.59
  • Student Facilities Use Fee: $0.00
  • Technology Fee: $5.25
OUT-OF-STATE TUITION: $1,075.66 PER CREDIT HOUR
  • Total In-State (per credit hour): $444.26
  • Out-of-State Fee: $601.34
  • Out-of-State Financial Aid Fee: $30.06
SPECIAL OUT-OF-STATE TUITION: $464.49 PER CREDIT HOUR

Residents of the following counties may qualify for a special out-of-state tuition rate: Baldwin, Barbour, Butler, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Escambia, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Mobile, Monroe, Pike and Washington, Ala; and Baker, Decatur, Early, Miller and Seminole, Ga.

  • Total In-State (per credit hour): $444.26
  • Tuition Differential Fee: $20.00
TERM-BASED FLAT FEES
  • Per-semester Facilities Use Fee (all terms): $0.00
  • FSUCard Term Fee (Fall & Spring only): $5.00
ONLINE TUITION

Cost of undergraduate online courses are usually equal to your regular tuition plus a distance-learning fee. Fees vary by program and are authorized by Florida statute.

NURSE ANESTHESIA: $9,500.44 PER SEMESTER

Tuition and fees for the nurse anesthesia program are program-specific, with the same rate for in-state or out-of-state students. Please contact the department for information on other fees that may be associated with this program.

  • Tuition: $8,475.00
  • Student Financial Aid Fee: $423.75
  • Capital Improvement Trust Fund Fee: $51.12
  • Athletics Fee: $8.26
  • Activity & Service Fee: $118.56
  • Technology Fee: $423.75

This is a flat rate for tuition & fees only regardless of credit hours.

Scholarships

We are dedicated to helping you pursue your educational goals.

We understand that financing an education can be challenging, but you don't have to do it alone. FSU PC is committed to serving all people regardless of race, gender, religion, or financial ability. We offer both need-based and merit-based financial assistance and scholarships. It is our promise to you that financial need should never deter you from achieving your educational goals.

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In addition, you can also apply for one of our many Foundation Scholarships through the FS4U Scholarship Application.

FAQs

What is the FAFSA federal school code?

The FAFSA must be completed each year in order for you to be considered for financial aid. You will need the Federal School Code (also known as a Title IV Institution Code) for each college or university to which you are applying in order to complete the FAFSA. The Title IV Code for FSU Panama City is 001489

Complete your FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.

Federal Student Aid also has a toolkit with additional information for students to learn about and applying for financial aid.

What if my financial aid is not processed by the payment deadline?

Deferments are meant to help a student whose financial aid will not process by the payment deadline. Students receiving any form of financial assistance should check the Academic Calendar each semester to see when financial aid will post before requesting a tuition and fees deferment.

Reach out to the Office of Financial Aid to request deferment at pcc-financialaid@pc.fsu.edu.

How do I qualify for grants?

Grants are federal, state, or university awards that do not require repayment or work obligations. Grants are made to eligible students on the basis of financial need, on a first come, first served basis.

To be considered for grants you must complete the FAFSA.

How do I qualify for loans?

Low interest loans are available to all eligible students and to parents of dependent students on both a need and non-need basis. Loans must be repaid, typically after graduation.

To be considered for loans you must complete the FAFSA.

What is my financial responsibility?

Students who register for any class at Florida State University or receive any service from Florida State University accept full responsibility to pay all tuition, fees and other associated costs assessed.

What is the tuition & fees deadline?

The tuition payment deadline is the second week of each semester as posted on the Academic Calendar. Classes added after the drop/add period must be paid within five calendar days to avoid late fees.

How do I pay my tuition?

Students may pay tuition online at myFSU by Visa, American Express, Discover, MasterCard or electronic check. Please note that all online credit card payments will be assessed a web convenience fee to help cover the University’s cost in processing these transactions, as allowed by Florida state law (Florida Statute, Chapter 1009.23(15)). If you need technical assistance accessing this service, please contact the FSU Technology Services Help Desk at (850) 644-4357.

For in-person payments via cash or check only, visit the cashiers office on the first floor of the Barron Building.

What is the Student Financial Responsibility Policy?

The Student Financial Responsibility Policy is our way of ensuring that you understand the financial repercussions of enrolling in classes at Florida State University. The policy outlines the University’s expectations for payment, holds, the employment of collection agencies, contact methods and procedures as well as tax document delivery methods

Why do I have to sign the Student Financial Responsibility Policy?
There are several reasons that we expect every student to acknowledge the messaging contained within the Student Financial Responsibility Policy. First, and most importantly, we expect students to thoughtfully consider the cost of their education, to assist in financial planning and debt management. Second, the agreement satisfies several federal notification requirements that govern how student accounts are handled. Third, the University may employ the services of outside services and agencies for the collection of fees, and the Responsibility Policy serves to make you aware of those arrangements.

How often do I need to sign the Student Financial Responsibility Policy?
To ensure that you are considering your finances each term, the Financial Responsibility policy will be signed once during registration for the Summer/Fall, and once for registration during the Spring each year of enrollment.

What happens if I refuse to sign?
The agreement serves to notify you of potential consequences of non-payment, and to provide you with vital account information. If you choose not to sign any or all of the agreement, you will not be permitted to register for classes until the issue is resolved.

How quickly can I register after completing the agreement?
Completion of the agreement will lift your hold immediately and you will be able to continue enrolling.

Student Financial Responsibility Policy (pdf)

What happens if I fail to pay my fees?

Cancellation of Student Schedules for Non-Payment of Tuition and Fees
Students are expected to pay all tuition and fees by the published deadline for each semester they enroll. In accordance with Rule 6C-7.002(6), F.A.C., students who do not pay tuition and fees or make arrangements to pay tuition and fees by the end of the established fee payment deadline may have their schedules cancelled and academic progress discontinued for the semester. Students who are cancelled for non-payment of tuition and fees will not be permitted to attend classes or receive grades after the cancellation takes place.

It is important that all students ensure they have an active FSU e-mail account. The FSU e-mail account is the official method by which the University will communicate with students concerning any outstanding financial obligations, including outstanding tuition and fees. Students will receive an official e-mail communication from the Office of Student Financial Services at the end of the second week of the semester alerting them to the possibility of the cancellation of their current term's schedule. Students will then have the opportunity to pay tuition and fees or make arrangements to pay tuition and fees to avoid being cancelled.

Students who fail to pay tuition and fees or make formal arrangements to pay tuition and fees by the end of the third week of the semester will receive an e-mail notification from the Office of the University Registrar. This notification will inform the student that his or her schedule has been cancelled and explain appeal process for the reinstatement of their schedule.

Students may check their account status online at any time at myFSU (from Secure Apps. click My Account Statement) to determine any amounts owed to the university and to verify that payments have been made.

If I fail to pay my fees, can my schedule be reinstated?

Students whose schedules are cancelled for non-payment of tuition and fees may appeal to the FSU PC Office of Admissions & Records for the reinstatement of their schedule. The appeal must be made in writing and must be submitted to the FSU PC Office of Admissions & Records (room 108, Barron Building) no later than the end of the seventh week of the Fall or Spring semester. Consult the Summer edition of the Registration Guide for Summer term deadlines. The appeal will be reviewed and acted upon in a timely manner. Approval of the reinstatement of a student's schedule is contingent upon verification from the Office of Student Financial Services that tuition and fees have been paid or that formal arrangements have been made for tuition and fee payment. Reinstatement of schedules will also include a $100.00 late registration fee and a $100.00 late payment fee. Checks or credit card payments that are returned or refused will negate any tuition and fee payment arrangement for the reinstatement of a student's schedule. Also, the University reserves the right to deny reinstatement when a student has demonstrated a pattern of tuition delinquencies over a period of two or more semesters.

When will my refund be disbursed?

  • Each financial aid recipient will receive their funds minus tuition after drop/add ends (Academic Calendar).
  • Disbursement Permission (myFSU portal) must be granted if financial aid is to be applied toward auxiliary fee charges
  • The balance of the financial aid will be sent to the student by direct deposit to the student's bank by filling out the refund bank account section in the myFSU portal (complete sections 1, 2 & 3) or by check toward the end of the semester.

Is there an excess credit hour surcharge?

Yes, In 2009, the Florida Legislature implemented Section 1009.286, Florida Statutes, to encourage students to complete the baccalaureate degree as efficiently as possible. It established what is known as the Excess Credit-Hour Surcharge.

How do I apply for work study?

Federal awards for college work study may be awarded to eligible students on the basis of financial need. Only a few positions are available at FSU Panama City, so apply early through the Office of Financial Aid located on the first floor of the Barron Building or call (850) 770-2177.

To be considered for work study you must complete the FAFSA.

How do I apply for Foundation scholarships?

Foundation scholarships are awards made on the basis of merit, financial need or other specified criteria. Scholarships may be awarded by the state, the university, or by private donors and organizations. Separate applications are sometimes necessary for these awards and students should inquire each semester about scholarship deadlines. Awards are normally made only one semester in advance.

Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid at studentaid.ed.gov covers what you should consider when you're planning on borrowing money to pay for your education; such as, what types of federal student loans are available, how much to borrow, tips on repaying your loan successfully, the difference between private and federal student loans, the consequences of default, and other helpful hints on how to manage your debt. Federal Student Aid also has a toolkit with additional information for students to learn about and applying for financial aid.

What is the tuition refund policy?

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

Is there housing for students?

Located along the bay, Seminole Landing is an on-campus apartment community exclusively for undergraduate and graduate students at FSU Panama City and Gulf Coast State College taking at least six credit hours or more.

Is financial aid available for transient students?

FSU students who seek to enroll at both FSU and a second public institution of higher education in Florida within the same term or who wish to sit out a term at FSU and take classes solely at another public institution of higher education in Florida must complete a Transient Student Application online with FloridaShines .

  • Before completing the application meet with your Academic Advisor regarding your transient or concurrent enrollment plans to ensure transferability of courses; be sure to identify the course(s) you wish to take at the Host institution and make sure it is available and at a time that will work with your FSU schedule
  • You will need your FACTS pin to complete the application. If you do not have a FACTS pin, logon to the myFSU portal, click on the Blackboard (Bb) icon, under Tools select myFSU/Secure Apps, select FACTS PIN. By default your current PIN is your birth month and year (2 digits each) MMYY. Now enter a new PIN (of your creation). Remember this PIN and use it in the Florida Virtual Campus portal from this point forward.
  • Logon to FloridaShines . Under "Get Started," click on "take a course at another school." Follow the directions. Your home institution is Florida State University; FSU students use their social security number as their ID.
  • When you finish, you will be notified of the status of the transient student form by email from FloridaShines. You may also receive email from the Host institution regarding any additional information/forms necessary to complete the transient application process.
  • If you are approved by the FSU Office of Student Financial Aid, your aid will be processed for appropriate disbursement. You will still need to register for your course(s) at the Host institution after approval of your transient application.
  • Once grades are posted at the host institution you will need to request an official transcript be sent to FSU. Not doing so may affect future financial aid.

Do I need complete a Loan Entrance Counseling & Master Promissory Note?

In addition to the FAFSA, a Loan Entrance Counseling & Master Promissory Note must be completed to receive student loans. This is a one time requirement for all first time borrowers at Florida State University. The Loan Entrance Counseling & Master Promissory Note can be completed online in 15 to 20 minutes. It may be done before the semester starts, from any secure internet connection. The link can be found in the "To Do" list on the myFSU portal page. You will need your FSA ID to login.

What are the financial aid deadlines?

Financial Aid Deadlines: this is a link to the Tallahassee campus for information regarding Student Business Services. FSU Panama City is in the Central Time zone and FSU Tallahassee is in the Eastern Time. Academic Calendar

Financial Aid Contact

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Kathryn Morgan

Student Financial Specialist
Barron Building, 1st floor, Room 105
Office of Enrollment Management & Student Success
Admissions & Records Office
Email: pcc-financialaid@pc.fsu.edu
Phone (850) 770-2177

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