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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. Parking fee may be waived. See Other Policies for details.

Students enrolled in college preparatory instruction shall pay the same fees charged for college credit courses.

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 occupational education courses will be at least $1.52 per total class contact hour. Fees charged for noncredit adult education courses will be at least $0.86 per total class contact hour. In most instances, fees for non-Florida residents are four times those of Florida residents in addition to the in-state fees. Fees for a vocation and recreational courses very 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.

The law allows US Citizens and Lawful Permanent residents to be classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes if the applicant or the dependent applicant's parent/legal guardian has been a legal resident of the state for at least 12 months preceding the first day of classes of the term for which Florida residency is sought.

Note: The student who comes to Florida to enroll in a Florida postsecondary educational institution as an out-of-state resident and continuously enrolls in a Florida institution will not normally meet the Florida residency requirement for instate tuition regardless of the length of time enrolled.

Section 240.1201, Florida Statutes, permits certain applicants who do not meet the 12 month legal residence requirement to be classified as Florida residents for tuition purposes. These exceptional categories are as follows:

  1. Dependent children residing with a legal resident adult relative other than the parent for at least 5 years.
  2. Persons married to legal Florida residents and who intend to make Florida their permanent home, and who relinquish their legal ties to any other state.
  3. Persons who were enrolled as Florida residents for tuition purposes at a Florida public institution of higher education, but who abandon Florida residency and then re-enroll in Florida within 12 months of the abandonment.
  4. Active duty members of the armed services of the United States residing or stationed in Florida (and spouse/dependent children) or military personnel not stationed in Florida whose home or record or state of legal residence certificate, DD Form 2058, is Florida (and spouse/dependent children).
  5. Active duty members of the armed service of the United States and their spouses attending a public community college or university within 50 miles of the military establishment where they are stationed, if such military establishment is within a county contiguous to Florida.
  6. United States citizens living on the Isthmus of Panama, who have completed 12 consecutive months of college work at the Florida State University Panama Canal Branch, and their spouses and dependent children.
  7. Full time instructional and administrative personnel employed by the State public school system, community colleges and institutions of higher education (and spouse/dependent children.)
  8. Students from Latin America and the Caribbean who receive scholarships from the federal or state government. The student must attend, on a full-time basis, a Florida institution of higher education.
  9. Full-time employees of state agencies or political subdivision of the state when the student fees are paid by the state agency or political subdivision for the purpose of job related law enforcement or corrections training.
  10. Qualified beneficiaries under the Florida Pre-Paid Postsecondary Expense Program.
  11. A dependent child whose parents are divorced, separated, or otherwise living apart, will be considered a resident for tuition purposes if either parent is a legal resident of Florida, regardless of which parent claims the minor for tax purposes.
  12. Active duty members of the Canadian military residing or stationed in this state under the North American Air Defense (NORAD) agreement, and their spouses and dependent children, attending a public community college or university within 50 miles of the military establishment where they are stationed.

The law allows non-U.S. citizens such as lawful permanent residents, temporary permanent resident, asylees, parolees, and refugees who have applied for and been approved for such status and who otherwise meet the 12 months legal residence requirements, to be eligible to establish Florida residency for tuition purposes. Provided that the non-U.S. citizen has proof of his or her permanent immigration status, he or she may be classified as a Florida Resident 12 months from the time he or she establishes legal Florida residence for tuition purposes. The following is a list of nonimmigrant categories eligible to establish Florida residency for tuition purposes.

Visa Categories are: A, E, G, H-1, H-4 (only if spouse or child or alien classified H-1.), I, K, L, N, O-1, -O-3 (Only if spouse or child of O-1 alien), R, NATO-I-7.

Non-U.S. Citizens in the following categories shall also be considered eligible to establish Florida residency for tuition purposes:

  1. Citizens of Micronesia
  2. Citizens of the Marshall Islands
  3. Beneficiaries of the Family Unit Program
  4. Individuals granted:
    1. Temporary protected status
    2. Withholding of deportation status
    3. Suspension of deportation status or cancellation of removal
    4. A stay of deportation status
    5. Deferred enforced departure status
    6. Deferred action status
  5. Applicants for adjustment of status
  6. Asylum applicants with INS receipt or Immigration Court stamp

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, student will 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-resident 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.
  4. Students who are spouses, dependents or minors must present documents in the name of the person who is a Florida resident. Student 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 $25

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 with out 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 four ways to pay for college credit courses: by Web, telephone, on campus and by mail.

Telephone and Web

The easiest way to pay for your courses is directly through either the Web registration system or by Touch-Tone telephone registration. You can pay using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card) or on the Web by enrolling in one of the available tuition installment plans. You can pay 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.

All financial aid and agency sponsored payments will automatically be applied to the amount due when you register. If an amount remains due, the operator will inform you of the amount due and the payment date.

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, American Express or Discover Card) to pay your fees. Drop boxes are available at each campus location for payments by check or money order.

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 business office. Once the business office has entered the authorization, any registration fees due from the student for the term of the authorization will automatically be applied. 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 30 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, veteran deferments or other debt by the date established by the College may be disenrolled, subject to additional charges, reported to a collection agency and the credit bureau, 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 will be made in accordance with the schedule established by the College. However, students who are due a refund may request a refund earlier at any campus business office. Students paying by check must wait a minimum of 10 days before requesting a refund.

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

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