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Tuition, Fees and Refunds

Registration Fees
Tuition and other fees are due on or before the last day to pay (see the Academic Calendar). A student is not considered officially registered and may not attend classes until fees are paid or arrangements are made to pay fees. Arrangements to pay fees include, but are not limited to, acceptance of a financial aid award; acceptance of a tuition deferment for pending financial aid; third party billing, including payment by the Florida Prepaid College Program; participation in one of the University’s payment plans (not available during the summer semesters); matriculation or nonresident waivers; or a written agreement to pay under a Special Installment Payment Agreement (see Registration Cancellation by the University in this section). Florida Statutes do not allow FAU to register any individual who has debts with the University.

Tuition fees are charged for each credit scheduled based on the course level and the residency status of the student. Tuition fees are subject to change by the Florida Board of Governors at any time. For the most current tuition fees visit

The tuition fees apply to all courses, to all degree- and nondegree-seeking students and for all semesters—fall, spring, summer term 1, summer term 2 and summer term 3—unless specifically noted otherwise in official University publications. To determine their fee schedule, students auditing classes should read the last paragraph in Registration for Auditors in the Registration and Records section of this catalog.

All degree-seeking students should read the Financial Assistance Opportunities section of this catalog.

Students registering for summer term 3 courses during the summer terms 1 and 2 registration period must pay all fees in full (including summer term 3’s fees) by the summer terms 1 and 2’s last day to pay fees deadline. See the Academic Calendar.

Repeated Enrollment Fee
A student enrolled in the same undergraduate college credit course more than twice must pay the increased matriculation charges representing 100 percent of the full cost of instruction. Individualized study courses, courses intended to continue over multiple semesters and elective coursework may be excluded from this charge.

Sundry Fees and Charges

Late Payment Fee*
Late Registration Fee*
Application (fee nonrefundable)
Material and Supply Fee**
Mandatory Photo ID Fee***
Freshmen Orientation
(charge nonrefundable)
Freshmen Tuition Deposit
(fee nonrefundable)
Transfer Orientation
(charge nonrefundable)
Transportation Access
includes parking decal (fee nonrefundable)****
Fall and Spring
$62.40/per semester

* See Academic Calendar for dates. An initial registration after the end of the Drop/Add period will incur a $100 late registration fee.

** Certain courses have been designated to include material and supply fees.

*** A mandatory photo ID fee must be paid during the first semester enrolled at FAU or for replacement of a lost photo ID. This is a nonrefundable fee. Students must present a paid fee receipt at the photo ID office in the Student Union, Boca Raton campus (or other campus locations) to have the photo ID processed.

**** All students are assessed a transportation access fee at the time of registration to be paid along with their tuition. This fee supports the University’s transportation infrastructure and increases student access to transportation services. Upon registration, a student will be eligible to obtain a permit online through


Parking and Transportation Services is responsible for managing parking services on all FAU campuses. All students, whether part-time, full-time, day or evening or members of the Lifelong Learning Society, are required to pay a transportation access fee, which is included in the tuition at the time of registration. Decals may be obtained online at, under the "students" tab. For more information, call 561-297-2771 or visit for a copy of the parking rules, an FAU map or visitor information.

Estimates of Living Expenses
Click here to see budgets used in financial aid processing. The figures provide a rough estimate of the basic expenses for full-time, Florida-resident undergraduate and graduate students at FAU for an academic year (fall and spring semesters).

Drop Box
The Boca Raton, Davie, Jupiter and Treasure Coast cashiers’ offices provide a drop box for payments. The drop boxes are located adjacent to the cashiers’ offices. If the amount of fees due is known, including any amount due from prior semesters, students may deposit their checks in the drop boxes instead of waiting in line. Student ID numbers should appear on the checks. No cash is to be deposited in the drop boxes. No envelopes are required.

Registration Cancellation by the University

Unless prior payment arrangements have been made with the Controller’s Office, failure to pay all tuition and fees by the end of the designated fee payment deadlines will result in cancellation of the student’s registration by the Controller’s Office (i.e., the courses selected by the student).

Students cancelled for nonpayment of fees have this option: Reinstatement requires full payment of all tuition and fees immediately, plus a $100 late payment and a $100 reinstatement fee. Reinstatement after the 28th day of classes requires an appeal to be filed with the Registrar’s Office.

Dropping Courses
Once courses are selected for the semester, no changes in course status occur unless the student initiates the changes. To drop a course(s), the University’s formal drop procedure must be followed by accessing the appropriate option within MyFAU, FAU’s student information system. Failing to attend the course(s), telling the instructor(s) of an intention to drop, failing to pay tuition and fees for a course(s) or similar action will not change the student’s course selection status nor will it reduce fee liability. For more information regarding the drop procedure, refer to the Academic Policies and Regulations section of this catalog.

Fee Liability
Fee liability (meaning payment is due for all tuition and fees) occurs when a fee deferment is accepted (i.e., deferrals for financial aid applicants who are approved to receive aid), arrangements for fee payment are made or a partial payment is made. Formally dropping a course(s) before the end of the drop/add period relieves the student of fee liability for the course(s) that are dropped. Formally dropping a course(s) after the drop/add period does not change fee liability. Students must still pay for the course(s) that they drop.


Refund of Registration Fees
1. Students who drop a class or withdraw from the University before the end of the first week of classes will receive a full refund, less nonrefundable fees.

2. Students who withdraw from the University for purposes other than exceptional circumstances during the second through fourth weeks of the current semester will receive a 25 percent refund, less nonrefundable fees.

3. Students who drop a class after the fourth week of classes will not receive a refund unless the drop takes place due to exceptional circumstances, such as illness, military conscription or death of an immediate family member. Situations such as employment changes, relocation of home, transportation problems, dislike for the instructor/course, etc., are not considered “exceptional circumstances.” For more information, see Exceptional Circumstance Withdrawal below.

4. If a student drops a class after the drop/add period, a full refund, less any nonrefundable fees, may be provided upon approval of the Fee Petition by the Office of the Controller, Student Financial Services Department, SU 227. The Fee Petition form should be completed online and then printed and submitted along with the supporting documentation to substantiate the petition.

Exceptional Circumstance Withdrawal (Medical Withdrawal)
Students withdrawing from all classes in the current semester due to exceptional circumstances, such as illness of the student, military conscription, becoming primary care-giver to immediate family member or death of an immediate family member (parent, spouse, child, sibling or grandparent), may receive a full refund, less nonrefundable fees, if the request for ECW is granted. Students seeking Exceptional Circumstance Withdrawals should contact the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students at 561-297-2656 for the appropriate paperwork or visit

Withdrawal from the University
Students who withdraw from the University for purposes other than exceptional circumstances during the second through fourth weeks of the current semester will receive a 25 percent refund, less nonrefundable fees. No refunds for withdrawal other than for exceptional circumstances will be granted after the fourth week of classes.

Refund of Housing Fees
The Housing Contract cannot be cancelled after the opening date for housing. Any student who has not cancelled the Housing Contract before the opening date of housing will be responsible for all University housing fees for the academic year.

A full refund of housing fees will be granted if a student is denied admission to the University or is academically suspended and requests a cancellation before the opening date for housing.

Each resident is encouraged to become familiar with the terms, conditions and freshman residency requirement specified in the Housing Contract.

Dishonored Checks
Pursuant to Florida law, individuals have 15 days from receipt of “notice to tender payment to Florida Atlantic University” to pay for the full amount of a dishonored check, plus a service charge of $25 if the face value of the check does not exceed $50; $30 if the face value of the check exceeds $50, but does not exceed $300; $40 if the face value of the check exceeds $300, but does not exceed $800; and 5 percent of the face value of the check in the amount of $800 or greater.

Unless this amount is paid in full within the specified time, the dishonored check may be turned over to the state attorney for criminal prosecution and/or to a collection agency.

Individuals who do not tender payment within the 15-day period are also subject to cancellation of registration with fee liability.

Individuals who have given two or more dishonored checks will be placed on a cash, money order or cashier’s check basis for any subsequent registrations.

Note: Stopping payment on a check is considered the same as a dishonored check.