Applying for Financial Aid
Veterans and their families may receive assistance through various sources. Veterans benefits based on military service should be applied for through the VA and through the school coordinator (contact the FSU Student Veterans Center for information on VA Benefits at FSU).
To apply for federal and state grants, work study and loans, students need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. The application opens for completion October 1st each year (for the next academic year) and we encourage all students to apply early so that they can be considered for all the types of aid that may be available to them. While tax information is needed for the FAFSA, estimated tax data is acceptable for the initial application process (the FAFSA process allows applicants to update the application once taxes are filed through a Data Request Transfer process, which provides for easy transfer of information from the IRS to the FAFSA).
Making the decision to pursue a degree is a big step, and in choosing where to enroll, there are many factors to consider.
The following resources are available to assist with comparing costs, financial assistance, and outcomes.
The staff of the FSU Student Veterans Center and the FSU Office of Financial Aid are ready to assist service members and their families. If you have any questions on financial aid at Florida State University, please contact us so that we can provide answers to your questions.
The College Scorecard
Created and hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, the College Scorecard provides information designed to let prospective students compare information on costs, retention rates, and other critical data.
The FSU Net Price Calculator (at the College Portrait site) provides applicants with an estimate of the average costs and financial aid, based on information that they provide. The Net Price Calculator is provided for Undergraduate programs only at this time.
Cost of Attendance
Cost of Attendance information is provided by career (Undergraduate / Graduate / Law / Medicine) and is based on average costs for tuition and fees, books and supplies, housing and food, transportation, and personal expenses. The data is meant to be an estimate only, as each student's expenses will depend on many variables, including living arrangements.
State of Florida Aid
Some applicants may qualify for additional aid from the State of Florida from programs such as the Florida Bright Futures scholarship or the Scholarship for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans. For more information on these programs, please see the State of Florida, Office of Student Financial Assistance website or call 1-888-827-2004.