Additional Resources

Award Projection Estimators

Below are estimators that will assist you in determining your financial aid eligibility. Please understand that completing these estimators does not take the place of actually applying for financial aid at FAU. Once you receive your award estimation and you are ready to apply for financial aid, please submit the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The FAU Net Price Calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance — including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses — minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year.
The FAFSA4caster is a free online tool to assist students and their families with getting an early start on the financial aid process. It provides an early estimate of eligibility for federal student aid by instantly calculating an estimated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which is the number used to determing the student's eligibility for federal student aid.
 
Who should use FAFSA4caster?
Anyone who is not yet ready to file a FAFSA. You do not have to be a high school senior to use the FAFSA4caster, in fact, the tool is recommended for juniors, and even as early as middle school.
 
How do I use FAFSA4caster?
In this tool, you will answer financial aid and other questions that are used to estimate your federal student aid eligibility. You may be able to answer most of the questions easily but some of the questions may ask you to reference your personal records (e.g. federal tax information). You should use the most current information you have. Also, answer all questions, even if you have to estimate or guess.
 
What information does FAFSA4caster provide?
When you complete the FAFSA4caster, the tool displays a worksheet to help you determine the net cost of attending your chosen school. Based on the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from FAFSA Forecaster, you may be eligible for additional need based grants for this year if your EFC is within the following range (see chart below) . Please keep in mind that the information provided does not represent a final determination of financial aid eligibility; it is an estimate. Eligibility for need based aid may require additional criteria and are subject to change.
 
2013-2014
Need Based Awards
Estimated Family Contribution
(EFC) Range
Maximum Award
Per Year*
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) 0 - 1000 $2,000
Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) 0 - 5273 $2,600
First Generation Matching Grant (1stGEN) 0 - 4995 $3,000
FAU Academic Achievement Grant (FAUAAG) 0 - 9000 $3,000

FAU Grant

  • Undergraduate (FAUUG)
  • Graduate (FAUGG)
0 - 9000 $2,000
*Please Note:  The maximum award per year amounts (listed in the chart above) apply to students who are enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program.
College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you. You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.  Click here or on the link above to access the College Affordability and Transparency Center - College Scorecard.
College Scorecard
The College Reality Check is a tool developed by the Chronicle of higher Education to determine the cost of college.

Using data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education System (IPEDS) and the Department's National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and PayScale, the new interactive website attempts to guide prospective college students, parents, and counselors with comparisons of key statistics. Users can select up to five colleges to compare the average net price, graduation rates, amount of debt at graduation, and monthly loan repayments.

The tool also ties average student loan debt to average earnings of an institution’s recent graduates, using data from PayScale. “[T]he question now for prospective students and their parents is whether taking on increasing amounts of debt to finance an education at a specific college is worth it,” according to College Reality Check. “Until recently, it was very difficult for families to answer that question. But increasingly families have access to data that allow them to see the payoff of a degree in a particular academic discipline from a specific college by looking at earnings after graduation.”

( open ) Navigating Your Financial Future is a valuable FREE resource to help students and parents transition to the college experience.  There are workshops and materials offered aimed at making life easier and more successful for the college journey.  Topics such as "School and Life Management" and "Managing Your Budget" are just a few workshops offered.  Click here or on the link above to access this information.
 
Navigating Your Financial Future.
(open) U.S. Department of Education gives current information on Florida Atlantic University topics: General Inforamtion, Tution & Fees, Financial Aid, Enrollment, Admission, Retention, Majors, Accredidation and so much more.  Click here or on the link above to access this information.
 
College Navigator.
(open) Start here to find information about how much it costs students to attend different colleges.  Click here or on the link above to also find out how fast those costs are going up and information related to why costs are going up.
 
Navigating Your Financial Future.

Consumer Information

According to the Federal Regulations pertaining to the Higher Education Act of 1965 a school must provide information about financial aid, its campus, facilities, student athletes, campus security, fire safety, as well as preventing drug and alcohol abuse. Information will be made available online at: Consumer Information as well as the option to provide a paper copy if requested.

The Consumer Information must be distributed annually to enrolled students by October 1st, as well as made available to current employees, perspective employees and perspective students. The information will be distributed through FAU Office of University Communications.

Below is a summary of Consumer Information that Florida Atlantic University must make available to all students in accordance with Federal Regulations in the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Each section below gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed. If you would like to request a paper copy please contact the Student Financial Aid office at 561-297-3530 or a written request can be sent to:

Student Financial Aid
777 Glades Road
Bldg SU80 Room #233
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Financial Aid can come in the form of federal, state, local, private and institutional funds.  Links on how to apply, types of funding, eligibility criteria can be found at the following links: 

Florida Atlantic University offers programs that range from Undergraduate, Graduate, Continuing Education. The following link will provide information on how to apply, programs that are offered, and events:

To view contact information for faculty & staff by department or name search: Faculty & Staff Directory

The LINK Program offers you a unique opportunity to complete your Associate of Arts (AA) or articulated Associate of Science (AS) degree at a partner state college and continue their bachelor’s degree with guaranteed* admission to Florida Atlantic University . For more details visit: Link

A Transfer Student Guide book is available for each college listing both lower-division requirements as well as requirements for the college and major. For more details visit the following link: Transfer Student Guide.

Information about tuition, additional university fees as well as policy on refund of registration fees can be found at: Tuition, Fees and Refunds.

The Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) produces a report reflecting academic progress toward completion of an undergraduate degree in your declared or proposed major. The DARS report, or degree audit, shows how your FAU courses, transfer courses, and courses in progress apply toward degree requirements. The Degree Audit Report is an internal document. It should be used as a tool to assist you and your adviser in planning your future coursework. It is not an official certification of your academic record. For more information visit: DARS

For information on facilities and services for disabled students visit:  Office for Students with Disabilities

Information about the university’s policies related to the use of copyrighted material:  Copyright University Policy

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis offers information for use by the university community and external constituencies. Information on retention and graduation rates can be found by using the interactive reporting tool:  Retention and Graduate Rates Reporting

Each year the University publishes an Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report that contains detailed information about campus safety including emergency services, safety tips, University policies, state laws and additional support services. You can view the report at:

FERPA, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, as well as the implementing regulations thereto, is a “federal law designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the rights of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading data through informal and formal hearings.” With limited prescribed exceptions, educational institutions may not release personally identifiable information or non-directory information about a student without written permission from (i) the student’s parent, or (ii) the student if over the age of 18 or attending a postsecondary institution (an “eligible student”). Florida Statutes §§1002.225 and 1006.52 offer similar protections and provisions under state law.  Click here for the FERPA Form.

For information on the pricing of textbooks and materials for all classes visit: Florida Atlantic University Bookstore.

The mission of the Florida Atlantic University Counseling & Psychological Services center is to provide FAU students with timely and effective mental health services that allow them to improve and maintain their mental well-being and therefore to meet their educational, personal, emotional, and psychological goals.

(1) In general – A student who has been convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance shall not be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance under this title during the period beginning on the date of such conviction and ending after the interval specified in the following table:

# of Offense Possession of Illegal Drugs Sale of Illegal Drugs
1st Offense 1 year from date of conviction 2 years from date of conviction

2nd Offense

2 years from date of conviction Indefinite Period
3rd Offense Indefinite period Indefinite Period

(2) Rehabilitation – A student whose eligibility has been suspended under paragraph (1) may resume eligibility before the end of the ineligibility period determined under such paragraph if:

(3) DEFINITIONS - In this subsection, the term `controlled substance' has the meaning given the term in section 102(6) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802(6)).'.

(4) EFFECTIVE DATE - The amendment made by paragraph (1), regarding suspension of eligibility for drug-related offenses, shall apply with respect to financial assistance to cover the costs of attendance for periods of enrollment beginning after the date of enactment of this Act.

More information and details can be found at:  http://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/leg/hea98/sec483.html.  

Students are strongly encouraged to first exhaust all Federal Loan options prior to applying for a Private loan. When compared to Federal Loan Programs, Private loans are a MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE source of educational financing. Dependent Undergraduate students applying for private loan financing with a parental cosigner are advised to first investigate the options offered by the Federal PLUS program before applying for an private loan:  Private Student Loans

Florida Atlantic University is committed and obligated to the principle of institutional control in operating its athletics programs in accordance with the NCAA, Conference, University and Department rules and regulations. The charge of the Athletics Compliance Office is to educate, monitor, verify and enforce the NCAA rules compliance with regard to each sport and component within the Athletics Department. The Athletic Compliance Office strives to be proactive with education along with having monitoring systems in place that are effective and user friendly.

Pursuant to Florida Board of Governors Regulation 6.001(9), prior to registration, each student accepted for admission at Florida Atlantic University must submit a signed FAU Immunization Form:  Immunization Policy.

Information about Instructional Facilities can be found on the University Catalog.

Information on the University's faculty and instructional personnel is available from the various academic departments; you may visit the departments by following the link: Faculty by College & Degree Program.

Statistics about employment for Graduate students can be viewed by using the Interactive Reporting Tool and selecting Graduating Senior Survey: Interactive Reporting Tool.

For information and/or statistics about the diversity of the University Student Body use the following links below:

Information about the Policies for all students, grading system, acceptance of transfer credits, and student code of conduct regulations can be found on the University Catalog: University Catalog.

As part of The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, information on annual participation rates and financing of men's and women's sports in intercollegiate athletic programs is available by using the “Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool”: Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool.

Information provided in this section includes: Who can register to vote, how to apply, how to change name, address, party affiliation, update signature, card replacement, as well as dates to remember. More details can be found at: Florida Voter Registration.

The Board of Governors of the State University System recognizes that ensuring the integrity of the student financial aid process is critical to providing fair and affordable access to higher education in Florida. Therefore, the Board has formalized the following guiding principles that shall be effective immediately and must be adopted by each University’s Board of Trustees as soon as practicable. These guidelines are designed to avoid any potential for a conflict of interest between the University, its students or their parents in the student financial aid process. Accordingly, each University shall take all reasonable steps to adhere to the following principles in the University’s financial aid operations:  More Details can be found at:  Student Loan Code of Conduct

 


FAU Financial Aid Guide

The FAU Financial Aid Guide is available to assist students in viewing financial aid information in one document.  This document will give you an overview of some of the topics listed below:
  • Who is eligible for Financial Aid
  • Applying for Financial Aid
  • Types of Aid
  • Disbursements
  • Loans Limits
  • Withdrawing from Classes
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • FERPA

If you cannot find the information on the website, the financial aid guide or MyFAU, click here to contact your financial aid counselor.

Financial Aid Glossary

The Financial Aid Glossary will help you understand key terms as it relates to financial aid.

Shopping Sheet

The 2014-2015 Statistics for FAU:
  • Graduation Rate = 41.1%
  • Loan Default Rate = 8.5%
  • Median Borrowing for Undergraduate Study = $12,500
  • Federal Loan Payment over 10 Years for $12,500 = approximately $143.85 per month
Students may access their personal shopping sheet:
  • Log in to MyFAU
  • Click on the Money Matters Tab
  • Click on View My Financial Aid Information
  • Click on the Shopping Sheet tile/box
 
Click here for general information regarding the Shopping Sheet (provided by the U.S. Department of Education).

Tuition Exemptions

New Tuition Exemptions and Fee Waivers implemented on July 1 2014.
Expanding Undergraduate Research & Inquiry
 Last Modified 9/26/14