Off-Site Locations

Tuition and Fees Policies

Tuition, Fees and Payment Policy Fees
Student Accounts Satisfactory Progress Standards for State and Federal Aid Recipients
Tuition Charges per Semester Other Sources
Typical Refund Federal and State Financial Assistance
Refund Policy The Federal Stafford Student Loan Program

Tuition, Fees and Payment Policy

Tuition and Fees Policy
Students are assessed tuition and fees based on the location and programs in which they are enrolled and the degrees being pursued. Students enrolled and pursuing degrees on the Melbourne campus are assessed the Melbourne tuition and fees. Students enrolled and pursing degrees through the Off-Site Locations are assessed the Off-Site Locations tuition and fees. Students enrolled in programs and pursuing degrees that are a partnership arrangement with another entity are assessed the tuition and fees approved by the partnership.

Payment Policy
It is the policy of Florida Tech that all expenses, including tuition and fees, are due and are to be paid by each student at the time of registration unless specifically exempted. Students may be registered and attend classes without payment at the time of registration, if

  1. the student is sponsored by his/her employer who will make payments directly to the university, and the employer has furnished a letter to the local Florida Tech office accepting unconditional liability for all charges not paid by the student, regardless of whether or not the student completes the course or achieves a minimum grade for the course;
  2. the student has a scholarship, loan or grant covering 100 percent of all costs that will be paid directly to the university by a sponsor who has notified the local Florida Tech office in advance, in writing, of the student's eligibility and acceptance; or
  3. the student is eligible for a deferred payment of tuition through one of the university’s approved payment plans.
    Registration is made final only upon satisfaction of all charges.

Florida Tech Payment Plan

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Student Accounts

An account is established for each student upon receipt of application. The student's name and number are used for account identification. Students who pay more than the required amount can have the excess refunded or credited to their accounts.

You may pay by credit card by accessing your student account in PAWS via the Florida Tech Web site. For more information on how to access your student account, see the PAWS Web site or contact your off-campus site.

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Tuition Charges

Tuition charges per semester for courses conducted by Florida Tech for Extended Studies Division students will normally not exceed tuition charges at the Melbourne campus and may be less. Payment will be made to Florida Institute of Technology. Except for credit hours awarded free for designated U. S. military school courses and transfer credits from acceptable colleges and universities, tuition costs will be paid by the individual or, if authorized in writing, by his or her employer.

NOTE: Florida Institute of Technology main campus students will pay the main campus tuition rate, not the Off-Site Locations or Distance Learning tuition rates. If you have questions regarding the policy, see your adviser or department representative.

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Typical Refund Schedule

Fifteen week terms only: First and second weeks(days 1-9)—100%, third and fourth weeks(days 10-18)—60%, fifth and sixth weeks(days 19-28)—40%, thereafter(days 29 and beyond)—0%. Does not apply to terms less than 15 weeks in length. Subject to change prior to start of each term.

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Refund Policy

Florida Tech provides a fair and equitable refund policy that meets all applicable federal guidelines governing refunds for tuition, room, board and applicable fees as published in the Federal Register. The refund policy is published in the Schedule of Classes prior to the start of each term.

Students who believe that individual circumstances warrant exceptions from Florida Tech's Refund Policy may appeal by submitting in writing a letter to the site director outlining any information or circumstances that may be pertinent to the situation.

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All of the charges listed below are nonrefundable.

Master's Degree
Continuing Education
Late Fees
Late Graduation Petitions  

(Applying after the deadline date, but before the semester of graduation)


(Applying late, during the semester of graduation)

Late Payments
Thesis Binding (five copies)
Transcript (per copy)
Equivalency or Currency Examination

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Satisfactory Progress Standards for State and Federal Aid Recipients

The academic records of all students admitted to Florida Institute of Technology for the first time shall be considered sufficient to allow them to apply for financial aid. To remain eligible to receive financial aid, continuing students must meet the following Satisfactory Progress Standards instituted by Florida Tech in accordance with federal law. A review for compliance with these standards will be conducted at the end of each semester.

  1. Students are expected to achieve and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. This GPA is calculated in accordance with the guidelines contained in this catalog.
  2. Students enrolled full time (nine or more credit hours) are expected to complete at least nine credit hours per semester. Students enrolled part time (five to eight hours) are expected to complete at least five credit hours per semester.
  3. A master's degree program is expected to be completed within six semesters, or 54 credit hours attempted. Cases will be reviewed on an individual basis when additional time is needed.

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Other Sources

Veterans Benefits are administered by the Office of Veterans Affairs, which assists veterans and their dependents who are entitled to VA educational benefits.

Veterans eligible to receive benefits should consult the Office of Veterans Affairs prior to registration and during the regularly scheduled registration days to renew their benefits each semester. A copy of the graduate program plan must be submitted to the site prior to the completion of 12 credit hours. Enrollment certification will not be submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs beyond 12 hours without an approved program plan. Any change to the graduate program plan must be immediately reported to the off-campus site.

Failure to do so may result in a temporary interruption of VA benefits.

For the purpose of certification of graduate students receiving Veterans Education Benefits, the following standards will be used.

Full-time 9+ hours
6, 7 or 8
More than 1/4 time, less than 1/2 time
3, 4
1/4 or less
1, 2

Students receiving veterans benefits are required to make satisfactory progress in their degree programs. Failure of a graduate student to maintain the minimum cumulative grade point average specified will result in termination of Veterans Education Benefits.

Semester Hours Completed Min.CGPA
33 or more

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Federal and State Financial Assistance

As a general rule, a graduate student must be enrolled half time (at least five semester hours per term) as a regular student in a degree program and must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen to qualify for federal and state financial aid.

The graduate student must also complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid forms are available through the Florida Tech Graduate Center.

Although applications are accepted throughout the year, an FAFSA must be submitted to the processor for the federal process of need analysis by February 1 to ensure processing before the March 15 priority deadline.

Students must reapply each year and maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Office of Student Financial Assistance to continue receiving federal assistance.

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Stafford Student Loan Program

The Federal Stafford Student Loan Program is available to all graduate students who apply for federal assistance and who maintain at least half-time (five credit hours) enrollment in graduate-level courses. Stafford Loans are either subsidized or unsubsidized. A subsidized loan is awarded on the basis of financial need. The federal government pays the interest on a subsidized Stafford Loan until repayment begins and during authorized deferment periods. A student may borrow up to $18,500 each year in Stafford Loans. At least $10,000 of this amount must be in an unsubsidized Stafford Loan. Cumulatively, a graduate student may borrow up to $138,500 in Stafford Loans with no more than $65,000 in subsidized Stafford Loans. The graduate debt limits include any Stafford Loans received for undergraduate study.

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