Transfer Students

We are here to help provide a smooth transition for transfer students who need financial aid to help fund their college education. Transfer students should review this welcome page for newly admitted students that covers activating your FSUID amongst other topics that may be helpful

Please also view our Transfer Student Services website for a comprehensive breakdown of everything that may assist you in your transfer to FSU


Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will allow us to determine your eligibility for federal and institutional grants, scholarships, and loans. Note: if you have previously submitted the FAFSA with your prior institution please ensure you update your application with FSU's school code (001489)

Steps for Updating Your FAFSA School Code

  1. Log in to the FAFSA website
  2. Click the Make FAFSA Corrections link
  3. Navigate to the School Selection section
  4. Click the Add a School button
  5. Enter FSU's school code (001489) into the Federal School Code box and click Search. Check the box that comes up (the box should say Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl along with FSU's school code) and then click the ADD >> button and click Next
  6. Proceed to the Sign and Submit screen to finalize your corrections

Bright Futures

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship is awarded to eligible Florida residents who apply and it can cover partial to full tuition amounts. Click here to see the current payment rates at FSU for Bright Futures Academic and Medallion Scholars. Note: in order to receive the Bright Futures scholarship at FSU you must update your school of attendance on your Bright Futures application

Steps for Updating Your Bright Futures Application School Information

  1. Log in to the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) website
  2. Click on the Update Profile link
  3. Scroll down until you see the Postsecondary Institution Information section. Click on the Add New Institution button.
  4. Ensure you have the correct year showing for the Academic Year dropdown box. Under the Institution header select Florida State University from the dropdown box and then select the terms you will be enrolled in FSU for the Academic Year you selected (i.e. if you are attending FSU in the Fall check the Term 1 box, for Spring select the Term 2 box, for Summer select Term 0)
  5. Click the Submit button to update your application


To ensure that your financial aid is disbursed to you in a timely manner, please review our official financial aid checklist to verify that you have completed all of the necessary steps to receive your financial aid

Resources For Prospective Transfer Students

Scholarships For Transfer Students

  • TCC2FSU Transfer Student Scholarship - scholarship eligible to students transferring from Tallahassee Community College (TCC) who are in the TCC2FSU program. Must have above a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and meet all requirements of the scholarship application. For more information, please contact the TCC2FSU Transfer Program Specialist at
  • Phi Theta Kappa - FSU offers two (2) scholarships of $4,000 to active members of the Phi Theta Kappa organization. Recipients of the award are required to maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 and successfully complete 15 credit hours each semester of the award. In order to qualify, applicants must have a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.8. Recipients must enroll at FSU in the fall semester immediately upon earning an AA degree from a Florida state college
  • FS4U Transfer Scholarships - a general listing of various FSU scholarships awarded to eligible transfer students
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