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For some, the hardest part of going to college is determining how to pay for it. Florida State University is committed to providing you with the best financial aid package possible to enable you to enroll. The key to all need-based aid is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. We encourage you to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1. For full Main Campus Tuition Rates and Fee Definitions, please see attached Tuition Rates documentation.

Undergraduate Tuition/Fees Information


Graduate School Admissions is competitive. Students must meet both University and departmental requirements. Please explore the Graduate School website for general University admission information and the academic department website of your intended major for specific admission requirements. More information can be found on The Graduate School website.

Application for financial awards and application for graduate school admission are two separate processes often with different deadlines. Students need to make separate applications for each award sought. The process of identifying financial assistance should begin at least one year prior to beginning a graduate program.There are a number of available options when it comes to funding your graduate education at Florida State University. The Graduate School administers merit and need-based fellowships, awards, and grants. More information can be found on the Graduate Funding Opportunity website.

In-State Tuition for Out-of-State Domestic and International Graduate Students Information

If you are a resident of another state, then you will need to reclassify as a resident of the State of Florida in order to be eligible for in-state tuition rates. The residency reclassification process consists of two phases.

Phase 1: In order to initiate the residency reclassification process, you must do the following things before the first day of classes of your first semester at FSU:

  1. File a declaration of domicile at the Leon County court house (keep a copy)
  2. Go to the DMV and get a Florida driver license, Florida voter registration, and if you have a car, a Florida vehicle registration.

Phase 2: In order to complete the residency reclassification process, you must do the following after living and working in Florida for one full year (12 consecutive months):

  1. Complete the residency reclassification form.
  2.  Complete the graduate assistant verification form (if applicable, for graduate students).
  3. Bring these forms to the residency office (FSU Registrar) along with the following supporting documents: a copy of your declaration of domicile; voter registration; driver’s license; vehicle registration; and lease agreement.

If you are an international student, resources are available through the Center for Global Engagement to help you secure in-state tuition rates.