2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 02, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Cost of Attendance

Tuition and Fees
2019-2020 (Revised 04/2019)


(12-18 CREDITS) $6,288.00 per semester
UNDERGRADUATE (includes online credits)
(Less than 12 credits) $524.00 per credit hour
SUMMER (A&B or C) $250.00 per credit hour
GRADUATE $694.00 per credit hour

General Fees

Undergraduate Fall/Spring $1,830.00 per semester

Summer Session*

Session A $345.00
Session B $345.00
Session C $575.00
Graduate Fall/Spring $497.00 per semester
Summer Sessions Graduate Only $240.00 A OR B

Room Charges

  Fall/Spring Summer A/B Summer C
ROBINSON & GOODE $1,730.00 $649.00 $973.00
PRIVATE SUITES (1BR-1BA) $2,720.00 $1020.00 $1,530.00
PRIVATE SUITES ( 2BR-1BA) $2,495.00 $936.00 $1,403.00
DOUBLE SUITES (1BA) $2,135.00 $801.00 $1,201.00
QUAD SUITES (4BR-2BA) $2,270.00 $851.00 $1,277.00

Meal Costs

19-MEAL PLAN $1,815.00 per semester
SUMMER A & B $681.00 per session
SUMMER C $1,134.00 per session

NOTE: All residential students are required to purchase a meal plan.

The total cost of tuition, fees, room and board is calculated by adding the cost for tuition and fees to the cost for room and board depending on the residence type above.

Service Charges and Fees

Admission Application Fee $25.00
Course Add/Drop $10.00
Failure to Pre-register $50.00
Freshman Orientation and New Student Fee $150.00
Undergraduate Credit By Exam (each credit hour) $524.00
Graduate Credit By Exam (each credit hour) $694.00
Graduation $300.00
Key/Damage Deposit (refundable) $50.00
Dorm Damages $25.00 & up
Document Photocopy $0.10
Late Registration Fee $250.00
Library Fines per day per book Varies
Library Lost Book Charge Varies
Mailbox key deposit (refundable) $10.00
Mailbox Rental Fee $10.00
Parking Decal w/Transponder $15.00
Parking Citation $15.00 & up
Promissory Note Fee $50.00
Replacement Diploma $10.00
Replacement I.D. Card $25.00
Room Reservation Fee-new student $300.00
Room Reservation Fee-returning student $250.00
Returned Check Fee $25.00
Transcript, Regular US Mail $3.00
Transcript, Certified US Mail $6.80
Transcript, Next day delivery $25.50
Transcript, Overseas Varies

The schedule of tuition, fees and service charges is reviewed and published annually. Current information on these amounts is available at the Student Accounts Office. The University reserves the right to change without notice its tuition, fees, service charges, rules, and regulations at the beginning of any semester and during the year should conditions so warrant. This right will be exercised judiciously.

Description of Service Charges

Books, school supplies, travel expenses, medical expenses other than those provided on-campus and through the Student Health Insurance Program, and miscellaneous personal items are additional expenses which must be considered when preparing a student’s budget.

Admission Application: A fee of $25 must be sent to the University with each application for admission. This fee is nonrefundable and is not credited to the student’s account upon admission.

Course Add/Drop: A fee of $10 is charged for each course added or dropped from a student’s schedule after the close of registration.

Credit by Exam: A $524.00 per credit hour examination fee is charged for departmental proficiency examinations for undergraduate credit. A $663.23 per credit hour examination fee is charged for departmental proficiency examinations for graduate credit.

Graduation: A fee of $300 is charged to graduating students for their caps and gowns, the graduation banquet, and other ceremonial activities related to the Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises. All graduates must pay this charge even if they choose not to participate in the activities.

Room Reservation: All first-time students desiring on-campus housing are required to pay a non-refundable room reservation fee of $250 each semester prior to arriving on campus. A $50 refundable damage key deposit is also required of all residential students. To summarize, a total payment of $300 must be made to reserve a room on campus. All returning students desiring on-campus housing are required to pay, each year, a non-refundable room reservation fee of $250 prior to arriving on campus provided no damage key deposit refund has been received. If a damage key deposit refund was received the student is required to pay $300. All students are required to submit their room reservation fees directly to the Bursar, by the deadline date, to reserve a room.

A room reservation fee payment does not guarantee a room on campus unless the student has cleared the Business Office. Clearing the Business Office means that the student has paid all of his/her charges for tuition, fees, room and board, using the following sources: financial aid, outside loan sources, cash, money order, credit card, cashier’s check or wire transfer. Returning students will not receive a room key or be permitted to enter the residence halls until they have cleared the Business Office. Students from out of the area, out of state, and international locations, please be aware of this procedure. Students who are unable to clear the Business Office during the registration period are required to provide for their own lodging and meals. There will be no exceptions to this procedure.

Key/Damage Deposit: A $50 deposit must be paid on or before registration by every student who will live in the residence hall. This deposit is not a part of the housing fee. It will be refunded when the student leaves his/her campus residence hall, provided he/she (1) checks out properly, (2) returns his/her room and mailbox keys and other University property, (3) is not responsible for any damages to University property, (4) does not have an account balance with the University and (5) has observed University policies concerning room cancellations and withdrawals from the residence hall. Refunds are not done automatically. An application for a refund must be submitted to the Bursar’s Office.

Pre-Registration: All currently enrolled students who do not pre- register during the pre-registration period for the next semester will be assessed a $50 fee during regular registration.

Late Registration: A fee of $250 is charged to any student who registers for courses after the last day scheduled for registration in the University catalog or as published by the Registrar. All currently enrolled students who do not register early during the early registration period for the next semester will be assessed a $250 fee during regular registration.

Meals: All resident students are required to purchase a semester board (meal) plan. If the Lion’s Express ID card is lost, stolen, washed, destroyed, misplaced or damaged, a student should report this immediately to the Living and Learning Advisor and apply for a replacement at the cashier’s window (cost is $25 for a replacement). Non-resident students may purchase twenty (25) meals for $112. These twenty-five meals will be credited to the Lion’s Express ID card and can be used for any meal in the cafeteria. No one is permitted to eat in the cafeteria without his or her computerized Lion’s Express ID card or cash payment. If the card is lost, damaged, stolen or invalid, students must report this to the Bursar Office. Food Service is not responsible for the issuance of ID cards.

Parking Decal: A fee of $15 per year is charged for a parking decal and transponder which registers a vehicle for use of campus roadways and parking facilities. An additional fee of $15 per year is required for the purchase of a replacement decal or second car decal. A valid ID, driver’s license, car registration and insurance information are required.

Replacement Diploma: A fee of $10 is charged to replace a diploma. Requests must be made through the Registrar’s Office.

Replacement I.D. Card: A fee of $25 is charged to replace a lost or stolen University Lion’s Express identification card.

Returned Checks: Pursuant to Florida law, any check issued to the University for which sufficient funds are not available to ensure payment upon presentation is subject to a returned check fee of $25.

Room and Board: Students who reside on campus must pay the full Room and Board fee. Room and board fees provide for the use of dormitory space access and during the period stated in the University calendar.

Promissory Note Fee: A processing fee of $50 is charged to defray the cost of providing a deferred payment plan for students who are unable to pay the full amount of their bill at the time of registration.

Transcript Fee: A fee of $3 is charged for each requested copy of a transcript. Transcripts will be sent by regular US mail. If requested, transcripts may be sent by Certified US mail for a fee of $6.80, or by next day delivery for $25.50 or overseas for $18 and up depending on the destination.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

  1. All tuition and fees are due and payable at the time of registration
  2. Students who receive financial aid must pay the difference between their financial aid awards and their total charges for the semester before being permitted to attend classes for a given semester.
  3. Financial Aid classified as “pending” or “applied for” will not be accepted toward meeting the requirements for registration unless a positive evaluation is given by the Director of Financial Aid or his/her designee.

All charges (tuition, fees, room and board) are due at the time of registration. We accept payments in the form of cash, money order, cashier’s check, certified check, VISA, MasterCard and wire transfer. PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. An Official Financial Aid Award Letter is accepted as a source of payment. A Tentative Financial Aid Award Letter is not accepted. Financial Aid sources that are classified as “pending” or “applied for” will not be accepted. Tuition Payment Plans are available to students each semester. Students are required to make monthly payments promptly without notice. Failure to make the required payments as agreed will result in a late fee assessment of $25 for each late payment. See the Students Accounts Office for details.

Students may choose to pay charges owed for an upcoming semester through a University-approved semester-long installment plan. All inquiries and applications should be made directly to Tuition Management Services (TMS), Tuition Installment Plan, or call toll free 1-800-722-4867. Notification of awards and scholarships from outside sources used to pay a student’s account must be sent directly to the Student Accounts Office from the sponsor. The notice must either accompany the payment or state the manner in which the sponsor is to be billed.

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When payment is made in cash, the payer must receive a receipt and retain that receipt for future reference as evidence of the cash payment. Students or their representative should not send cash in the mail or pay cash to any person other than the University’s Cashier. Students should ask for a receipt at the time of payment if one is not given. Personal checks are not accepted.

Deferred Payment Plan

Should parents or students desire to defer payment of a portion of the basic charges for tuition, fees, room and board, arrangements should be made directly with the Student Accounts Office. A deferment processing fee of $50.00 per plan will be charged for this privilege.

Each student must satisfy all financial obligations to the University in accordance with the Deferred Payment Plan in order to (1) retain campus housing, (2) take midterm and final examinations, and (3) continue matriculation in the following semester.

Special Stipulations

A student is not considered registered until he/she has been cleared financially and his/her registration form has been stamped and signed by the Student Accounts Office. The release of transcripts diplomas and grades is prohibited if any unpaid balances are owed to the University.

Students are expected to meet their payment obligations promptly and without notice from the Student Accounts Office. It is the student’s personal responsibility to inform his/her parents, guardians, and sponsors of all financial obligations to the University and the due dates for payment. Students must also follow up with the Student Accounts Office on a regular basis to ensure that payments are received and credited to their accounts.

Student Refunds or Adjustment of Tuition, Fees, and Other Charges

Tuition refunds are based on the total tuition charges and not on the amount paid. Board charges are refundable on a prorated basis to students who have properly withdrawn. Financial Aid programs which provide awards to students will be refunded in accordance with the formula required by local, state, or federal law. Balances due as a result of the refund are the responsibility of a student who withdraws.

Student accounts with a credit balance will be processed within seven (7) days after the credit occurs on the student’s account. Refunds can come in the form of check, ACH, or on the University debit card. Please note that refunds via ACH or debit card are processed at a faster rate than that of check and the funds are generally available to the student a day earlier than through checks. Refunds processed via check will be available for pickup at the cashier’s window. Checks not picked up within three (3) days after processing will be mailed to the student’s address on file, so please ensure that your correct address is on file with the Student Accounts department. The student must present a current “Lion’s Express” ID card prior to issuance of the check to verify identity.

Outstanding Account Balances

All students with outstanding balances owed to the University MUST make satisfactory payment arrangements (cash, money order, credit card, cashier’s check or wire transfer) with the Business Office to cover their full outstanding balances (previous and current) prior to the end of registration. Students with outstanding balances are not permitted to attend classes. Students who fail to comply will have their classes cancelled for non-payment.

Fees paid for application, processing charges, mailbox rental, room charges, etc. are not refundable. No portion of a scholarship from Florida Memorial University is refundable.

When a student is assigned a Florida Memorial University student network account, space is automatically allocated to the student on Florida Memorial University’s central server for storage of personal data. A student may withdraw or cancel classes from Florida Memorial University within three (3) working days, pursuant to S.246.D.41 (1) (n) 3.e of the Florida statutes and receive a full refund with the exception of non-refundable charges. All refunds shall be made within thirty (30) days of the date that the University determines that the student has withdrawn. Tuition and general fees shall be refunded in full in any of the following circumstances: (1) courses canceled by the University; (2) involuntary call to active military duty; (3) documented death of the student; (4) exceptional circumstances, with the approval of the President of the University or his/her designee.

Students must submit required official forms in order to withdraw from the university. The student will receive a refund for tuition and general fees, less an administrative fee not to exceed 5% of the term’s tuition at the following rates: