Graduate Assistant Tuition Plan

All Graduate Assistants, Teaching Assistants, and Research Assistants will have their tuition and fees deferred to the end of the term to allow time to pay. Students who would also like to have their fees deducted from their biweekly paychecks may sign-up for the Graduate Assistant Fee Plan. This plan is offered year-round to Graduate Assistants, Teaching Assistants, and Research Assistants employed by FSU to enroll in payroll deductions. This plan applies to tuition and class fees only and does not change the due date of any other charges you might owe to FSU.

How do I enroll in the plan?

Please complete the above application if you are a Graduate Assistant, Teaching Assistant, or Research Assistant in an active pay status with FSU during the plan semester. The application is due by May 27, 2024 to enroll in payroll deductions for the Summer 2024 term.

How will I know if my application has been received?

A few days after completion, you will see an indicator on your “holds” area of your MyFSU portal confirming your enrollment in the plan and you will receive a confirmation email acknowledging your enrollment in the plan.

When will my due date change?

Summer due dates will be moved to the end of the term (August 2nd) on May 17th after the drop/add period for Summer A, C, and F has closed. 

What are my payment options?

Should you choose not to enroll in deductions, you can pay your tuition and class fee balance by any payment method normally accepted by FSU, including e-check, credit card, or wire payment and payment can be made in any increment or lump sum by the payment deadline.

Beginning Fall 2020, we will no longer accept cash payments. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

By completing this application, you can enroll in payroll deductions to have some portion of your tuition and class fee balance deducted from your paycheck. You will be given the chance to opt-in for deductions and identify the deduction amount in the application. 

What is the payroll deduction schedule?

For the Summer 2024 term, the application must be completed by May 27, 2024 to be eligible for payroll deductions. There are 4 planned deduction cycles for the Summer 2024 term on the following dates: June 14th, June 28th, July 12th, and July 26th.

How do I cancel payroll deductions?

The deduction arrangement will automatically end once your total deduction goal is met or at the end of the planned deduction schedule. You can also cancel this arrangement early by written request by emailing If your tuition and class fee balance is paid in full prior to the final deduction, then future deductions will be cancelled automatically. Early cancellation of this arrangement for any reason may take up to two weeks.  

What if my payroll deduction results in an underpayment or overpayment?

If any paycheck is insufficient for a planned deduction, then a partial deduction will be made up to the full value of your paycheck. Subsequent deductions will continue at the planned biweekly rate and will not adjust to make up for underpayment.

If a payroll deduction results in an overpayment, the overpayment of tuition and class fees may be applied to other charges you owe to FSU before any excess will be refunded to you. You must enroll your student account in direct deposit to receive a refund for any excess payments.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Any questions about the submission or process for the Graduate Tuition Payment Plan can submitted to Student Business Services by emailing