Graduate Assistant Tuition Plan

This plan is offered year-round to Graduate Assistants, Teaching Assistants, and Research Assistants employed by FSU to defer the due date for tuition and fees (including the $5 FSU Card fee) until the end of the term. For added convenience, plan participants can also 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 January 26, 2024 to defer your due date to May 3, 2024 for the Spring 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?

Once your application is reviewed and your eligibility is verified, you will see your tuition and fees due date change in the MyFSU “My Bill” system within a few days after submission. Your new due date will be May 3rd for the Spring 2024 term.

What are my payment options?

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.

For added convenience, 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 Spring 2024 term, the application must be completed by January 26, 2024 to be eligible for payroll deductions. There are 6 planned deduction cycles for the Fall 2023 term on the following dates: February 9th, February 23rd, March 8th, March 22nd, April 5th, and April 19th.

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 using this link. 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 using this link.