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FSU Scholarships & Financial Aid 2020-2021

Florida State University or FSU is a public university located in the state capital of Florida, Tallahassee. FSU is one of the largest universities in the United States with over 40,000 students. Students will find a wide array of majors available at FSU across 16 different colleges ranging from ranging from Business to Motion Picture Arts.

FSU is also know for their stellar athletics program which competes in the ACC. In particular, football is huge at FSU and the Florida State Seminoles football team has won three national championships.

Florida State also offers a number of scholarship and financial aid opportunities for students. Keep on reading to learn more about FSU scholarships and financial aid!

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FSU Tuition & Cost

As a public institution FSU tuition and cost will vary depending on whether a student is a Florida resident or not.

FSU’s  most up-to-date FSU tuition rates are available on their website.

Tuition Reduction Scholarships

If you are an out-of-state student who wants to access in-state savings then you are in luck!

Accepted out-of-state students will be automatically considered for Out-of-State Scholarships (no separate application is required). These scholarships can offer a full or partial waiver of the out-of-state tuition. As mentioned, in-state tuition is roughly $15,000 less per year, so even a partial waiver is a great deal for students.

Florida State merit scholarships

FSU offers a number of generous merit scholarships for students. The good news is that most of these scholarships do not require an additional application (aside from your admissions application). The major FSU merit scholarships are:

University Freshman Scholarship

This scholarship is great because all accepted freshman are automatically considered for it. How great is that? These scholarships are worth $2,400 per year and can be renewed for four years at FSU.

It should also be noted that students who apply for admission for November 1st will be given priority consideration. If you are considering Florida State, this is a great reason to get your application in early!

Presidential Scholars Program

All accepted freshman who receive the University Freshman Scholarship can also be considered for the FSU Presidential Scholars Program. The Scholars Program has a separate application and winning students receive:

  • An additional $2,400 per year
  • $12,000 for educational enrichment opportunities
  • Out-of-state applicants will also receive a full out-of-state tuition waiver to get in-state tuition (this is a big deal because in-state tuition is roughly $15,000 less than out-of-state tuition per year!)

Talent scholarships

FSU also offers scholarships to students who demonstrate a strong ability in music, dance or theater. Consideration for these scholarships is talent-based and requires an audition.

FSU financial aid

Florida State also offers need-based aid to students including both Federal and State aid including the Florida Student Assistance Program and the First Generation Matching Grant. These financial aid opportunities are aimed at supporting  Florida residents who have demonstrated financial need or are first generation college students.

FSU also offers institutional grants that are need-based including the Florida State University Grant and Differential Florida State University Grant.

To be eligible for any of these need-based FSU financial aid opportunities students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA application.

FSU Financial Aid codes

The FSU FAFSA Code is 001489.

Questions about FSU financial aid?

Feel free to check out the Florida State financial aid and scholarships website. Students can also contact Florida State via phone or email:

Key next steps

  • To estimate financial aid, complete the Net Price Calculator.
  • Complete the FAFSA to apply for aid.
  • Apply to Florida State by the admissions deadline to be considered for other FSU merit scholarships.