Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the admission deposit?
Q: How will this deposit be used?
Q: When is it due?
Q: May I apply for housing and financial aid without committing to Florida State?
Q: May I register for Orientation without committing to the University?
Q: What if I change my mind about attending Florida State?
Q: What if I am unable to secure the funds for the admission deposit?

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What is the admission deposit?
The University requires a non-refundable admission deposit of $200 from all freshmen accepted for the summer and fall terms.  The deposit confirms your enrollment intention and secures a place in our freshmen class.  If you do not submit your deposit by May 1, your admission is subject to cancellation.

How will this deposit be used?
The $200 admission deposit will be applied toward your tuition, and if, there is a credit balance (because of Florida Prepaid, Bright Futures, or other scholarship monies received), a refund will be made to your student account.

When is it due?
You should submit your deposit as soon as you are absolutely certain that Florida State is your college choice, but no later than May 1.

May I apply for housing and financial aid without committing to Florida State?
You may submit applications for on-campus housing and/or need-based financial aid before formally committing to the University.

May I register for Orientation without committing to the University?
You cannot register for Orientation until you have paid the admission deposit.  Please keep in mind that both the deposit and Orientation registration are due by May 1.  If you do not submit your deposit and register and pay for Orientation by May 1, your admission is subject to cancellation.

What if I change my mind about attending Florida State?
Since the deposit is nonrefundable, we encourage you to submit your deposit once you are absolutely certain that Florida State is your college choice, but no later than May 1. 

What if I am unable to secure the funds for the admission deposit?
You may be eligible for a waiver of the admission deposit if you have received an application fee waiver or are eligible for the Pell Grant.  To request a waiver of the deposit, you should submit a written request to admissions@admin.fsu.edu and include "admission deposit waiver request" in the subject line.

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