Fees and Fiscal Information
An individual who applies for admission to the University of Florida shall pay a non-refundable application fee of $30. While personal checks are
accepted, the preferred method of payment is an online MasterCard, Visa or American Express credit card payment, which can be
transmitted electronically on ISIS, the university's secure web site.
Admission Tuition Deposit
Pursuant to 6C1-3.0376(11) University of Florida Rules, the $200 admission deposit paid by the individual shall be
applied toward payment of that individual's tuition upon enrollment. The admission deposit shall not be reimbursed to an
individual who does not enroll in the term offered for admission. The deposit is waived for those individuals who have
provided documentation that they have received an application fee waiver because of economic need as determined by the
College Board and American Testing Program.
While personal checks are accepted, the preferred method of payment is an online MasterCard, Visa or American Express credit card payment, which can be
transmitted electronically on ISIS, the university's secure web site.
Pursuant to Section 6C1-3.037(1) University of Florida Rules, registration shall be defined as consisting of two
components: a) formal selection of one or more credit courses approved and scheduled by the university; and b) fee payment,
or other appropriate arrangements for fee payment (deferment or third-party billing) for the courses in which the student is
enrolled as of the end of the drop/add period.
Registration must be completed on or before the date specified in the university calendar. Students are not authorized to
attend class unless they are on the class roll or have been approved to audit. Unauthorized class attendance will result in
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Fee Liability – Pursuant to Section 6C1-3.037 (2) University of Florida Rules, a student is liable for all fees
associated with all courses for which the student is registered at the end of the drop/add period or for which the student
attends after that deadline. The fee payment deadline is 3:30 p.m. at the end of the second week of classes.
Assessment of Fees – Pursuant to Section 6C1-3.0375(1) University of Florida Rules, resident and nonresident tuition
shall be assessed on the basis of course classification: tuition for courses numbered through 4999 shall be assessed at the
undergraduate level, courses numbered 5000 and above shall be assessed at the graduate level.
In addition to assessing tuition and fees based on student residency, course level and program, the University of Florida will base tuition rates on whether the student is considered new or continuing.
A Continuing Student is a degree-seeking student admitted prior to Fall 2005 and enrolled Spring 2005 or Summer 2005.
Continuing status ends upon receipt of a degree Spring 2005 or thereafter. Continuing status also ends when the student begins a degree program requiring a new application Fall 2005 or thereafter.
This status also ends if the student is readmitted after an absence of two or more semesters, excluding military withdrawals.
A New Student is, as follows:
- A degree-seeking student admitted for the first time Fall 2005 or thereafter.
- A degree-seeking student who began a new degree program that required a new application Fall 2005 or thereafter.
- A UF graduate admitted to a new degree program Fall 2005 or thereafter.
- A former student who is readmitted after an absence of two or more semesters, excluding military withdrawals.
- A nondegree-seeking student.
Students must assess and pay
their own fees. Lack of written notification of the tuition fee debt does not negate the student’s responsibility to pay by
the published deadline. University personnel will not be held accountable for assessment or accuracy of calculations.
Tuition and fee rates are available from University Financial Services.
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Other Student Fees
Health Fee(6C1-3.0372(1) University of Florida Rules) – All students must pay a health fee that is assessed on a per credit hour basis and is included in the basic rate per credit hour. The health fee maintains the university’s Student Health Service and is not part of any health insurance a student may purchase.
Athletic Fee (6C1.3.3072(1) University of Florida Rules) – All students must pay an athletic fee per credit hour each term and is included in the basic rate per credit hour. Graduate research and teaching assistants enrolled for nine or more credit hours during the fall or spring semesters and all other students enrolled for 12 or more credits can purchase athletic tickets at the student rate.
Activity and Service Fee (6C1-3.3072(1) University of Florida Rules) – All students must pay an activity and service fee that is assessed per credit hour and is included in the hourly tuition rate.
Transportation Access Fee (6C1-3.009(2) University of Florida Rules) – All students must pay a transportation access fee that is assessed per credit hour and is included in the hourly tuition rate.
Material and Supply Fee (6C1-3.0374 (1) University of Florida Rules) – Material and supply fees are assessed for certain courses to offset the cost of materials or supply items consumed in the course of instruction. Material and supply fee information is available from the academic departments or University Financial Services.
Audit Fee (6C1-3.0376(17) University of Florida Rules) – Fees for audited courses are assessed at the applicable resident or non-resident cost as set forth in Rule 6C1-3.0375, F.A.C.
Diploma Replacement Fee (6C1-3.0376(13) University of Florida Rules) – Each diploma ordered after a student’s initial degree application will result in a diploma replacement charge.
Transcript Fee (6C1-3.0376(12) University of Florida Rules) - Upon written request, a complete transcript for undergraduate, graduate and professional students can be purchased for a fee not to exceed $10. The university releases only complete academic records.
Registration for Zero Hours (6C1-3.0376(16) University of Florida Rules) – The student is assessed the applicable resident or non-resident cost as set forth in Rule 6C1.0375, F.A.C., for one credit hour.
Off-campus Educational Activities (6C1-3.3076 (18) University of Florida Rules) – The president of the University of Florida or the president’s designee will establish fees for off-campus course offerings when the location results in specific identifiable increased costs to the university. These fees will be in addition to the regular tuition and fees charged to students enrolling in these courses on campus. As used herein, "off campus" refers to locations other than regular main campus, branch campuses and centers.
All charges may be subject to change without notice.
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Late Registration/Late Payment Fees
Late Registration Fee (6C1-3.0376(2) University of Florida Rules) – Any student who fails to initiate registration
during the regular registration period will be subject to the late registration fee of $100.
Late Payment Fee (6C1-3.037(4) University of Florida Rules) – Any student who fails to pay all fees due or to make
appropriate arrangements for fee payment (deferment or third party billing) by the fee-payment deadline will be subject to
a late payment fee of $100.
Waiver of Late Fees – A student who believes that a late charge should not be assessed because of university
error or extraordinary circumstances that prevented all conceivable means of compliance by the deadline may petition for a
waiver: Late registration fee – Office of the University Registrar; Late payment fee – University Financial Services.
The university reserves the right to require documentation to substantiate these circumstances.
Repeat Course Fee
Beginning Fall 1997, any undergraduate course numbered 1000-4999 at the university (excluding individual study, courses
numbered X900-X999, courses dropped or withdrawn without fee liability, cooperative education courses, military science
courses with prefixes AFR, MLS and NSC and courses approved for multiple registrations) for which a student registers three
or more times will be subject to a repeat course fee at 100 percent of the full cost of instruction, calculated annually.
All students, regardless of classification or residency status, will be assessed the fee. Any courses taken before fall 1997
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Payment of Fees
Fees are payable on the dates listed in the academic calendar. Fee payments are processed by University Financial Services. Checks, cashier’s checks and money orders written in excess of the assessed fees will be processed and the difference refunded at a later date, according to university policy. Checks from foreign countries must be payable through a United States bank in U.S. dollars. The university can refuse three-party checks, altered checks and checks that will not photocopy.
Electronic check payments via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) can be made on the web via ISIS (Financial Services - EFT Sign-up) with no service charge. Improved electronic check processing now allows sign-up and payment during the same transaction.
Payments can be made via debit cards at the university cashier’s office. A personal identification number (PIN) is required to access the student’s bank account. Cash withdrawals against debit cards will not be processed.
Payments via MasterCard or American Express can only be made online via ISIS. A 2.6% service charge will be added to all ISIS credit card payments of tuition, fees and account receivable charges (i.e. laser print, library fines, Infirmary, etc.). Payment via Visa credit card is not an option on ISIS as Visa does not allow this type of service charge.
Returned checks and returned EFT payments must be paid in cash, money order or cashier’s check. A minimum $25 service fee will be charged; $30 will be charged if the check is $50.01-$299.99 and $40 will be charged for returned checks of $300 or more.
The university also may impose additional requirements, including advance payment or security deposit. All financial obligations to the university will be applied on the basis of age of the debt. The oldest debt will be paid first.
Deadlines - Deadlines are enforced. The university does not have the authority to waive late fees unless the university primarily is responsible for the delinquency or extraordinary circumstances warrant such waiver.
Cancellation and Reinstatement - The university shall cancel the registration of any student who has not paid any portion of the fee liability by the deadline and has not attended class after the drop/add deadline. The university shall suspend further academic progress by placing a financial hold on the student’s record to prevent the release of grades, schedules, transcripts, registration, diplomas, loans, the use of UF facilities and/or services, and admission to UF functions and athletic events until the debt has been satisfied.
Reinstatement shall require the approval of the university and payment of all delinquent liabilities, including the late registration and late payment fees. Upon payment of fees, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that his or her registration is updated.
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Deferral of Registration and Tuition Fees - A fee deferment allows students to pay fees after the deadline without
cancellation of registration or late payment fee. The university may award fee deferments in the following circumstances:
- Students whose state or federal financial assistance is delayed due to circumstances beyond the control of the student.
- Students receiving veterans’ or other benefits under Chapter 32, Chapter 34, or Chapter 35 of Title 38 U.S.C., and whose benefits are delayed; or
- Students for whom formal arrangements have been made with the university for payment by an acceptable third-party donor.
Deferment covers tuition fee payments only and must be established by the fee payment deadline. Fee deferments are granted based on information from the Office for Student Financial Affairs (financial aid deferments) or the Office of the University Registrar (veterans). Refer questions on eligibility to the appropriate office.
Waiver of Fees – UF may waive fees as follows:
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- Participants in sponsored institutes and programs where the sponsoring agent pays direct costs.
- Any dependent child of a special risk member killed in the line of duty is entitled to a full waiver of undergraduate fees, per Sections 112.19 and 112.191, Florida Statutes.
- Intern supervisors for institutions within the State University System may be given one nontransferable certificate (fee waiver) for each full academic term during which the person serves as an intern supervisor. The certificate is valid for three years from the date of issuance. The maximum hours allowed during a single semester will be six hours of instruction (including credit through continuing education). The certificate will waive the matriculation fee; the student must pay the balance of the fees by the deadline.
- Florida public high school students who earn credit in courses toward a high school diploma and baccalaureate degree, as provided by dual-credit enrollment or early admission, are entitled to a full waiver of undergraduate fees. Books and instructional materials may be provided on a lend-return basis.
- Persons 60 years of age or older are entitled to a waiver of fees for audited courses (up to six credit hours), as provided by Section 240.235(3), Florida Statutes.
- Any student for whom the state is paying foster care board payment or any student adopted from the Department of Children and Family Services after December 31, 1997, is entitled to a waiver of fees pursuant to Sections 409.145(3) and 240.235(5), Florida Statutes.
- Certain members of the active Florida National Guard are entitled to a waiver of fees pursuant to Section 250.10(7), Florida Statutes.
- A student enrolled through the Florida Linkage Institutes Program is entitled to a waiver of fees pursuant to Section 288.8175(6), Florida Statutes.
- The non-Florida student financial aid fee may not be waived for students receiving an out-of-state fee waiver.
Refund of Fees
Tuition fees will be refunded in full in the circumstances noted below:
- Approved withdrawal from the university before the end of drop/add, with written documentation from the student.
- Credit hours dropped during drop/add.
- Courses cancelled by the university.
- Involuntary call to active military duty.
- Death of the student or member of the immediate family (parent, spouse, child, sibling).
- Illness of the student of such severity or duration, as confirmed in writing by a physician, that completion of the semester is precluded.
- Exceptional circumstances, upon approval of the university president or his designee.
A refund of 25 percent of the total fees paid (less late fees) is available if notice of withdrawal of enrollment from the university with written documentation is received from the student and approved prior to the end of the fourth week of classes for full semesters or a proportionately shorter period of time for the shorter terms.
Refunds must be requested at University Financial Services. Proper documentation must be presented when a refund is requested. A waiting period may be required. Refunds will be applied against any university debts. The university reserves the right to set minimum amounts for which refunds will be produced for overpayments on student accounts.
Tuition refunds due to cancellation, withdrawal or termination of attendance for students receiving financial aid will first be refunded to the appropriate financial aid programs. If the student is a recipient of federal financial aid (Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Loans or PLUS loans), federal rules require that any unearned portion of the federal aid must be returned to the U.S. Department of Education. The amount the student has earned is based on the number of days the student attended classes as compared to the number of days in the entire term (first day of classes to the end of classes). Any remaining refund then will be returned according to university policy.
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General Fiscal Information
Students should bring sufficient funds, other than personal checks, to meet their immediate needs. Personal checks will be
accepted at University Financial Services for the exact amount of fees and/or other amounts owed the university. Payments
on all financial obligations to the university will be applied on the basis of age of the debt. The oldest debt will be
University Financial Services does not cash checks or make cash refunds. Checks written in excess of assessed fees or
other amounts paid the university will be accepted and processed, but the excess will be refunded to the student at a later
date, according to university policy.
It is the student’s responsibility to maintain a correct
current address in the UF Directory.
Address changes should be made online as often as needed.
Past-Due Student Accounts - All students’ accounts are payable at University Financial Services at the time such
charges are incurred. Graduating students with outstanding financial obligations will have a hold placed on their records
withholding release of a diploma, transcript and other university services until the debt is satisfied.
University regulations prohibit the following for any student whose account with the university is delinquent until the
debt has been satisfied:
- Granting of credit
- Release of transcript, diploma, grades and schedules
- The use of UF facilities and/or services
- Admission to UF functions and athletic events.
Delinquent accounts, including those debts for which the students’ records have a financial hold, may require payment by
cash, cashier’s check or money order.
Delinquent debts may be reported to a credit bureau and can result in placement with a collection agency without further notice, at which time additional collection costs will be assessed for the collection agency fees.