To apply for financial aid at Florida Southern, follow these 5 steps:
Before you can be considered for financial aid, you must be accepted to Florida Southern. Your first step? Submit your application for admission, along with a financial aid application. As a bonus, most scholarships are automatic for eligible students accepted to Florida Southern.
Programs and application procedures vary by state. See your high school guidance office for details.
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which determines your eligibility for all federal aid—including loans and need-based institutional aid. Complete the FAFSA after Jan. 1 and before March 15 of your senior year. Florida Southern’s code on the FAFSA is 001488.
In early March, Florida Southern will notify you of all college-funded, state, and federal aid that's available to you. Watch for this notification and promptly return requested items to our Financial Aid Office.
Review your payment plan and prepare to make additional payments.
Working with you, we'll design a financial aid package that allows you to pursue your dream of a Florida Southern education.
Office of Financial Aid
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Raulerson Building (BA)
|Amount of Credits||Semester||Annual|
|Flat fee for 12-18 credits||$13,965||$27,930|
Each credit hour up to 12 or above 18 is $800.
A course may be audited for a fee of $130.
|20 Meal Plan (A)*||$2,130||$4,260|
|15 Meal Plan (B)||$1,695||$3,390|
|10 Meal Plan (C)||$1,375||$2,750|
|5 Meal Plan (E)**||$655||$1,310|
* Required of all first-year resident students
** Available only for commuter students or those with private kitchen facilities
|Lake Morton Apts||N/A||$7,000|
|Colony Arms Apts||$5,400||$7,000|
|Lake Hollingsworth Apts||$5,400||$7,000|
|Late Payment Fee||$100|
|Parking Permit (Resident)||$120|
|Parking Permit (Commuter)||$90|
|Health Insurance (August 1 - July 31) †||$1,422|
|Security Escort Fee||$50|
† Student insurance is required unless you provide a written request for cancellation and written proof of coverage is provided to the Office of Student Accounts before classes begin.
There are three types of financial assistance—scholarships, grants, and loans. Scholarships and grants do not require repayment. Loans must be repaid with interest.
Scholarships are merit-based aid, which means they are offered based on merit or achievement in a specific area. They do not need to be repaid. If you have a strong academic credentials, talent(s) in athletics or fine arts, leadership experiences, and/or outstanding or community service, you may very well be eligible scholarships from Florida Southern.
Grants are a form of need-based aid, which means they are distributed based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Loans are a form of need-based aid, which means they are offered based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Many of our students are employed at businesses and restaurants throughout the Lakeland area. For need-based students who qualify, the Federal Work-Study program provides students with part-time jobs to help meet their financial need and offer work experience on campus and in the community. Work-study students may work up to 20 hours per week and earn up to $1,200 per year. Eligibility for work-study and other federal programs is based upon the FAFSA, which must be filed annually.
Our Net Price Calculator* provides a quick, early assessment of financial aid options that may be available to you. Each year we award over $20 million in scholarships and grants—and you may qualify for federal or state aid programs, as well.
Our Admissions Office is here to help you through this process in any way possible. After working through the calculator, feel free to contact your admissions counselor at 800.274.4310 to discuss your results.
We'll be glad to work with you to create a financial aid package that enables you to make your Florida Southern education a reality.
* Please keep in mind that the Net Price Calculator is not an application for admission or financial aid. The total cost of attendance as reflected in the calculator is meant to serve as an estimate. It considers costs for books, transportation, and personal expenses, but it may not reflect the actual amount you will pay to FSC. If you have questions about the FSC Net Price Calculator, please contact your admissions counselor.
The Net Price Calculator is intended for use by first-year, undergraduate students only. It is not designed for use by transfer, re-admit, adult, or graduate applicants; these students should contact their admissions counselor for more information.
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Undergraduate Admissions & Financial Aid
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, FL 33801