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2000-2001 Catalog

Tuition and Fees

Membership Application Fee

U.S. citizens
International students

This fee is a processing fee and is non-refundable.

College Credit Registration Fees (Tuition)

Florida residents
Non-Florida residents
*includes technology fee and parking fee

Students enrolled in college preparatory instruction shall pay the same fees charged for college credit courses. Students are limited to two attempts of the same college preparatory class at the in-state tuition rate.

Students enrolled in the same undergraduate college credit or college preparatory course more than twice, shall pay course fees at the non-Florida residents tuition rates. Attempts made prior to Fall Term 1997 don’t apply.

After the second attempt, students have the option of enrolling in adult education courses or using a private vendor for remedial courses.

Additional Course Fees
    Science laboratory fee per course
    Materials fee per course
    Fine arts fee per course
All applied music courses have an additional fee. All fine arts courses beginning with prefixes ART, PGY and MUM have an additional fee.

Selected courses have additional fees. The fee will be specified at the time of registration.

Students may obtain this information from the enrollment services office.

Certificate Program and Continuing Education Registration Fees

Fees charged for non-credit adult and occupational education courses will be at least $1.20 per total class contact hour. In most instances, fees for non-Florida residents are triple those of Florida residents and are in addition to matriculation fees. Fees for avocational and recreational courses vary according to the actual cost of the course. In addition, some courses may be assessed a materials fee. For actual course fees, check the current term’s continuing education class schedule.

NOTE: Fees listed may be changed with approval of the District Board of Trustees. Current fees shall be posted at the time of registration for each term.

Residency Requirements

Applicants for admission to FCCJ are classified as Florida resident students or non-Florida resident students for tuition assessment purposes.

Students may qualify as a resident in these categories.
  1. An individual, or, if dependent, their parent(s), shall have established and maintained legal residence in Florida for at least 12 months immediately prior to the student’s enrollment.
However, dependents who have lived with an adult relative other than their parent for five years may qualify for instate tuition purposes if the adult relative is a legal resident who has maintained legal residence in Florida as described above.
  1. Individuals shall not be eligible to receive the instate tuition rate until they have provided such evidence related to legal residence and its duration as required by officials of the institution of higher education. However, any period of time in which the students reside in this state primarily for educational purposes may not be counted towards residency status.
  2. The legal residence of dependents’ parent(s) shall be evidence of their legal residence. However, if the legal residence of the parent(s) is outside this state, individuals who have lived in this state for five consecutive years prior to enrolling may apply for the instate tuition rate.
  3. Any non-resident individual who marries a legal resident of this state may, upon becoming a legal resident of this state, receive the benefit of the spouse’s residency status.
  4. No individual shall lose his or her resident status by reason of serving or, if dependents, by their parent(s) serving in the armed forces outside this state.
  5. The legal residence of dependents whose parents are divorced, separated or otherwise living apart shall be deemed to be Florida if either parent is a legal resident of Florida.
Applicants should be aware that a false statement regarding residency status is punishable as a misdemeanor under Florida Statutes, Section 837.06. If a statement is determined to be false, students shall be subject to discipline by the District Board of Trustees which may include expulsion and the withholding of credit.

Applicants who do not qualify as Florida students under these provisions will pay the non-Florida tuition and other charges required of non-Florida students.

Students requesting to reclassify as a Florida resident for tuition purposes must:
  1. complete a residency reclassification form,
  2. have documentation verifying residency and intent to make Florida their home 12 months prior to the first day of classes for the term of reclassification, and
  3. Submit all documents and forms prior to the drop deadline for the term of reclassification.
    Students that are spouses, dependents or minors must present documents in the name of the person that is a Florida resident. Students may apply for residency reclassification at any campus enrollment services office.
Other Fees

Late Registration Fee

The fee for late registration is $35.

Returned Check Fee

Checks returned by the bank

This fee will not be assessed if the bank certifies that the check was returned due to bank error. Unless the returned check and $15 service charge are paid in full on or before the prescribed deadline, students will be disenrolled from all classes affected by this returned check. Students who have been disenrolled from their classes can re-enroll through the late registration process and shall be charged the late registration fee. For one full calendar year, the College will not accept a check from these students.

Test and Examination Fees

Test fees will be waived for students enrolled in a high school course for credit, if students wish to take the test for that particular course.

Test fees are to be paid at time of making application for the test. Test fees are nonrefundable and are subject to change. FCCJ currently offers the CPT and CLAST examination for degree seeking students without charge. Visit your campus assessment and certification center for a complete list of current fees.

Insurance Fees

Professional malpractice and liability insurance risk coverage fees per course:

The risk coverage fee is nonrefundable if students withdraw after the official close of the add/drop period for the term.

Ceremony Fees

Items purchased by the College to permit the conducting of ceremonies in accordance with established traditions for special programs, primarily in the health-related education area, will be charged to the affected students. Charges shall not exceed the cost of the items purchased for students.


How to Pay

After you register, your courses are reserved for you until your payment deadline. When we receive your payment, your courses are locked in. If you choose not to pay by the payment deadline, your course reservation will be canceled, and you will need to re-register. The College provides you with three ways to pay for college credit courses: by telephone, on campus and by mail.

Students registering for noncredit courses must pay at the business services office at each campus. Some continuing education courses are payable through the office sponsoring the course. See the college schedule for details.


The easiest way to pay for college credit courses is directly through the Touch-Tone telephone registration system. You have two options: pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card) or pay by financial aid. You can pay through the Touch-Tone system at any time after you register, but remember, if you choose to delay your payment it still must be received by the deadline to lock in your schedule.

If you pay by financial aid and the operator says, "No aid on file," please contact a campus enrollment services office for further service.

On Campus

You may pay your tuition and fees at the business office on any Florida Community College campus. On campus, you can use cash, check, money order or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card) to pay your fees.

By Mail

Pay by mail instructions and forms are printed in each college schedule.

Agency Sponsored Payments

When a sponsoring agency or organization has agreed in writing to reimburse FCCJ for the registration fees and/or books for students, these students are responsible for bringing a copy of the authorization to any campus student aid office. Once the student aid office has entered the authorization into the computer, students must report to registration and have the authorization pay for their fees. If the sponsoring agency does not render payment to the College in the prescribed manner, the sponsored students will be liable for any charges incurred on their behalf and will be billed by the College. Students will be required to render payment within 10 days of the billing date.

Payment of Student Accounts Due the College

FCCJ prohibits the registration of, release of transcripts to, or the issuance of a certification of completion or diploma to students whose accounts with the College are delinquent. Students who fail to pay short-term loans, veterans deferment or other debt by the date established by the College may be disenrolled or turned over to a collection agency and will not be able to register and receive transcripts.

Fee Refunds


Refunds for cancelled classes will be processed automatically on a timely basis by the finance department.

Students who wish to drop a class to receive a refund or clear their financial aid must report to the campus enrollment services office and complete a drop card no later than five business days after the beginning date of class or the date shown on the registration receipt, whichever is later. No refund of fees will be made on classes for which the fee is less than $5, unless the College cancels the class.

If a veterans deferment is authorized and the College cancels the class(es) or the registration of students is cancelled, the deferment will be reduced by the amount of the cancelled class(es) for students.

Amounts due the College will be deducted before any check or credit memorandum to the credit card account is issued.

Fee Refunds, Continuing Education Courses, Seminars and Workshops

As published in the announcement, workshops or seminars which require special arrangements may provide no refund of fees if participants cancel after the time specified in the announcement.

Refund Payment Dates

Refund checks or credit memoranda to credit card accounts will be made in accordance with the schedule established by the College.

Students paying part of their tuition with cash/ check and part by credit card will receive a credit memoranda to their credit card account.

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