• Tax Filers

    If you are required to submit documentation for verification (check your To-Do List), here are some useful tips to help you – The US Department of Education has announced that you may now submit a signed paper copy of the 2015 IRS tax return for verification documentation.

    This is effective for both the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 verification requirements.

  • For Non-Filers

    Students who have not filed taxes, you must provide a signed statement certifying that you have not filed and are not required to file a 2015 income tax return, as well as a document listing the amount and sources of any income from that year. You must also submit a copy of your W-2 for any source of employment from that year.

  • Check Your To-Do List

    Check your To-Do List on myFSU to complete your Verification documents.

    Financial Aid Forms


Estimating Your Costs


In addition to the budget estimates (view term links on the left-hand menu), you may want to review the FSU Net Price Calculator for an estimate of costs and average aid awarded. The FSU Net Price Calculator is a broad estimator of cost and financial aid, and does not represent an individual offer of aid. (The calculator is intended for undergraduate students only, and does not represent costs or average aid awarded to graduate, medical or law students).


Note: Tuition rates can be seen here.

A college education is an important investment. The FSU Office of Financial Aid awards over 280 million dollars of assistance each year to eligible students in the form of scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans to help them achieve their educational goals.
In order to award aid, a school must first establish an estimated cost of attendance. This includes fixed rate amounts, such as tuition and fees, as well as amounts that must be estimated, such as room, board, books, transportation, and personal expenses (laundry, toothbrushes, etc.).

Based on the estimated cost of attendance and the information from the FAFSA, the FSU Office of Financial aid processes award offers to continuing and admitted students.

Need based aid, such as Federal Grants, Work-Study, Federal Loans, State Grants and University Grants, can be awarded up to the amount of need established by the federal formula. Loans such as the Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) or Graduate PLUS loan can be awarded beyond the calculated need, up to the amount of the cost of attendance. The total of all aid awarded, however, cannot exceed the cost of attendance as established by the school.

The estimated cost of attendance is not a reliable estimate of your actual cost or budget.


Last updated 11/30/2016
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