The Student Accounts Office maintains the billing records for all students attending the Lakeland campus.
We have clerks available to answer any question you may have and assist with the payment of accounts either in person or by telephone 863.680.4154.
Our staff can assist with the servicing of your FSC Institutional Loan and with your Federal Perkins Loan once you leave FSC and the repayment period begins.
We handle special billings, billing for the Florida Prepaid Program, and other special financial arrangements as required.
We also offer limited check cashing to students and faculty/staff personnel.
Paying Your Bill
All financial obligations are payable before the beginning of the semester or term, and must be satisfactorily handled before students are allowed to attend classes. This includes any loans, grants, or scholarships. If there is any balance on your account, it must be paid prior to preregistration for the following semester.
If you have not finalized your aid, including processing your loans, prior to June 15, your bill may not accurately reflect your financial awards.
Tuition Management Systems (TMS) Payment Plan
To help you finance your education expenses, Florida Southern College is pleased to make the services of Tuition Management Systems available to you and your family. Tuition Management Systems Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option allows you to spread your education expenses over monthly installments for only a small enrollment fee. There is no interest and no pre-qualification or credit check for this service. This is a popular option with many of our families because it reduces the need to borrow and it gives families more control over their savings.
For more information on your specific payment options or to enroll in the Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan, visit Tuition Management Systems web site at www.afford.com/flsouthern or call 1-800-722-4867 and speak with an Education Payment Partner.
Federal Direct Parent Loan (PLUS)
Parents of dependent students may apply for the parent PLUS loan in order to secure additional funding to cover the remaining balance. PLUS loans may be requested for the balance owed to the college (difference between awards and costs of educational expenses), and may also include money to cover personal expenses, books and supplies, and other education related costs; an additional $1,000 may be borrowed to cover travel expenses for out of state students. In the event the application is declined, the Department of Education allows for additional unsubsidized loan eligibility through the Federal Direct Student Loan program. Please contact a Financial Aid Office counselor to determine your borrowing limits.
Payments may be made in person, mailed to the Business Office, paid over the phone or made over the Internet.
If you would like to pay in check form,
please make it payable to:
Florida Southern College
for the exact amount due.
Florida Southern College
Attn: Business Office / Student Accounts
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33801-5698
The College also accepts American Express, MasterCard, and Visa for your convenience.
Clerks are available to assist with payment of accounts.
Pay by phone: 863.680.4154
Online payments may be accepted via the FSC Portal; new students will be sent Portal log-in information prior to bills being mailed.
Loan Processing and Application Instructions for First-time Borrowers
Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Student Loans
To process your Federal Direct Student Loans, visit www.studentloans.gov. To sign in, you will need to provide your social security number, first two letters of your last name, date of birth, and your 4-digit FAFSA PIN. If you do not have your FAFSA PIN, please visit to www.pin.ed.gov to apply for or request a duplicate PIN. Once you have successfully logged into your Direct Loans account, you will need to complete the Entrance Counseling and electronically sign your Master Promissory Note (MPN).
Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans
Parents, to apply for your Federal Direct PLUS Loan, visit www.studentloans.gov. To sign in, you will need to provide your social security number, first two letters of your last name, date of birth, and your 4-digit FAFSA PIN. If you do not have your FAFSA PIN, please visit to www.pin.ed.gov to apply for or request a duplicate PIN. Once you have successfully logged into your Direct Loans account, please select Request a PLUS Loan and then Complete Parent PLUS Application (electronic signature required). If approved, you will need to electronically sign the Master Promissory Note (MPN).
Florida Prepaid College Plan
If you are the purchaser or beneficiary of a Florida Prepaid College Plan, please complete and return the required Transfer Form to Florida Prepaid and allow up to four weeks for processing. This form is available through Florida Prepaid and is also located on the Florida Southern website for your convenience.
Your choice of the restricted payment option or the unrestricted payment option will determine the anticipated amount that will be deducted from your term bill. Any balance not covered by Florida Prepaid or other approved sources must be paid by the due date on your bill.
If you have any questions specific to your Florida Prepaid account, you may access your account at http://www.myfloridaprepaid.com/my-account/ or contact Florida Prepaid at 1-800-552-GRAD.
If you have any questions relating to FSC’s billing of your Florida Prepaid account, please contact Penny Parker at 863-680-6217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.