Late or Non-Payment

Drop Policy for Unpaid Tuition

As published in the general bulletin, in accordance with Florida State University Regulation 6C2R-2.0248, students who do not pay tuition and fees or make arrangements for tuition and fee payment by the published deadline each semester may have their schedules cancelled.

Students will be notified by email to their FSU e-mail account concerning outstanding tuition delinquencies and given an opportunity to pay tuition and fees or make arrangements for tuition and fee payment with the Office of Student Business Services prior to cancellation.

Students whose schedules are cancelled for non-payment of tuition and fees will have their academic progress discontinued for the term in question and will not be able to attend class or receive grades.

Students whose schedules are cancelled for non-payment of tuition and fees may appeal to the University Registrar for reinstatement and continuation of academic progress for the term. A written appeal must be submitted to the University Registrar by the end of the 7th week of the Fall and Spring semesters (consult the Registration Guide for Summer term deadlines).

Prior to a student's appeal being approved, the Office of Student Business Services must verify that payment for the current term has been received or that appropriate arrangements have been made for tuition and fee payment. Students whose schedules are reinstated are subject to a $100.00 late registration fee and a $100.00 late payment fee.

Check or credit card payments that are returned or refused will negate any tuition payment agreement for the reinstatement of a student's schedule.

The University reserves the right to deny reinstatement when a demonstrated pattern of tuition delinquencies over two or more semesters has occurred.

The form to appeal cancellation of schedules due to non-payment of tuition and fees is available in our forms section.

A student becomes liable for his/her tuition upon registration. Tuition payments received after the published deadline are considered late and will be assessed a $100.00 late payment fee. Students have the right to appeal this fee through the Late Payment Appeal Form.

Late Payment Fee

As listed on the appeal form, the only reasons for waiving the late payment fee include: documented University error, documented administrative error, or documented extraordinary circumstances such as severe illness, a death in the family or natural disaster.

Note: Supporting documentation is required and tuition must be paid before submitting a request to waive late payment fees.

The late payment fee may not be waived due to: lack of funds, unawareness of deadlines, unawareness of acceptable payment types, or Internet connectivity issues.

If the request is denied, the student may appeal to the Late Payment Fee Appeals Committee by contacting the Office of Student Business Services at (850) 644-9452.

The Late Payment Fee Appeals Committee, which consists of representatives from the Office of the University Registrar, Office of Financial Aid, and the Office of Student Business Services, provides an opportunity for students to appeal a denial of their request for a late payment waiver.

The Appeals Committee's decision is the final step in the University's late payment appeal process.