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Florida Community College 2007-08 Catalog


Tuition and Fees

Records Origination Fee

U.S. citizens
International students

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

College Credit Registration Fees (Tuition)

The following fees are effective Spring Term 2007-08:

Florida residents
**Eligible Georgia residents
Non–Florida residents

*includes technology fee and parking fee. Parking fee may be waived. See other policies for details.

**eligible Georgia residents reside in Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn and Ware counties.

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
  • Online course fee
  • 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.

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Certificate Program and Continuing Education Registration Fees

Fees charged for non–credit occupational education courses will be at least $1.94 per total class contact hour. Fees charged for non–credit adult education courses will be at least $0.99 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 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.


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.

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Residency Requirements

Applicants for admission to Florida Community College are classified as Florida resident students or non–Florida resident students for tuition assessment purposes.

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

To be considered independent for the purpose of tuition the following criteria will be considered:

  1. The student is 24 years of age or older by the first day of classes of the term for which residency is sought;
  2. The student is married;
  3. The student has children who receive more than half of their support from the student;
  4. The student has other dependents who live with and receive more than half of their support from the student;
  5. The student is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces or is currently serving on active duty in the United States Armed Forces for purposes other than training;
  6. Both of the student’s parents are deceased or the student is or was (until age 18) a ward/dependent of the court;
  7. The student is classified as an independent by the financial aid office at the institution.

A student who does not meet any of the criteria outlined above may be classified as an independent student by submitting supportive financial documentation that he or she provides fifty (50) percent or more of the cost of attendance as defined by the college’s financial aid office for independent, in-state students (exclusive of federal, state, and institutional aid or scholarships).

All other students who do not meet the above outlined definition of an independent student shall be classified as dependent students for the determination of residency for tuition purposes.


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 in–state tuition regardless of the length of time enrolled.

Section 1009.21, 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 members of the Florida National Guard (Army or Air) who qualify under S.250.10(7) and (8) for the tuition assistance program.
  13. 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, T, V.

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 USCIS 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.

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Residency Reclassification

Any student who seeks reclassification as a Florida resident must complete and submit the College’s residency reclassification form and all supporting documentation prior to the first day of the first session in which the student has registered within the semester residency is sought. All documents supporting the residency reclassification must show evidence that the student (or if a minor, his/her parents or legal guardian) has resided in Florida for 12 consecutive months. Two documents are required and may include: a valid Florida driver’s license, a current voter’s registration card, a valid Florida vehicle registration or Declaration of Domicile. Residency reclassification forms may be obtained at a campus/center enrollment services office.

At the time of printing, new state residency reclassification legislation was pending. To view any changes to the residency reclassification requirements, consult the online catalog on the College’s Web Site.

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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 $25 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.

Assessment Fees

The majority of assessments administered by the assessment and certification centers require the payment of a fee. A $5 fee is also charged for additional score reports. These fees are paid in the campus business office prior to testing and are non–refundable. Students are not charged a fee for the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or the first time they sit for the Information Literacy Assessment, the College Placement Test (CPT) and the College–Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST).

Insurance Fees

Professional malpractice and liability insurance risk coverage fees per course:

The risk coverage fee is non–refundable 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.

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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.


The easiest way to pay for your courses is directly through the Web registration system. You can pay using a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card), or on the Web with an electronic check, or 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.

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Agency Sponsored Payments

Students are responsible for bringing a copy of the authorization to any campus business affairs office when a sponsoring agency or organization has agreed in writing to reimburse Florida Community College for their registration fees. Once the business office has entered the authorization, any registration fees due from the student for the term of the authorization will automatically be charged to the sponsoring agency. Sponsored students will be liable for any charges incurred on their behalf and will be billed by the College if the sponsoring agency does not render payment to the College in the prescribed manner. Students are required to render payment within 30 days of the billing date.

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Payment of Student Accounts Due the College

Florida Community College 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.

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Fee Refunds


A one hundred percent (100%) refund of matriculation and tuition fees will be granted to a student who officially drops a course prior to the end of the College’s published drop/add period. Refunds are subject to applicable federal and state guidelines and laws.

Refunds resulting from overpayment of tuition are automatically processed beginning two calendar weeks from the 100% refund date for the main session of the term. After this date, refunds are processed weekly. Refunds are not processed automatically before this date to allow students the maximum flexibility in modifying their schedule.

Students who desire to receive refunds before the automatic processing is scheduled may request a refund from any campus business office. Refunds requested in this manner will be processed within five business days as long as all other requirements for processing a refund are met. Students paying by check must wait a minimum of 10 days before requesting a refund.

Refunds will be disbursed in the same method as the payment was originally received unless otherwise determined by the Bursar. If the amount paid was received by a credit card, then a refund will be initiated to the credit card. If the amount paid was received by check, money order or cash, the refund will be returned by check or electronic disbursement to the student’s bank account.

A refund will be processed to the student if the tuition amount was originally paid by financial aid. When payment for tuition is received from a sponsoring agency, the written authorization from the sponsoring agency will determine whether refunds are remitted to the student or to the agency.

Automatic refunds will only be made for overpayments greater than $5.00.

Any amount due to the student should be applied to his or her outstanding debts before a refund is issued.

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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.

Request for Refund Appeal Process

The Campus President may approve disenrollment and a refund of matriculation and tuition fees for a course or courses after the official drop/add period. Approval will be granted based on documented extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the student such as involuntary call to active military duty, college error and extensive hospitalization.

Students will complete a Request for Refund or Cancellation of Debt form from the Campus Dean of Student Success office. If approved and a refund is due, the refund will be made by College check and will be mailed to the student at the address on file with the College. Refunds will be mailed within 10 working days of approval by the Campus President. If a refund is not approved, the student will be notified.

The Campus President may deny the request, approve disenrollment and a refund of tuition, or approve a waiver for the class to be repeated.

Requests for Refund or Cancellation of Debt must be received by the Campus Student Success office before the official withdrawal date of the following term.

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Special Programs Offering Financial Aid Tax Credits

The federal government’s Taxpayer’s Relief Act of 1997 (TRA ’97) provides new tax benefits to help families meet the cost of post–secondary education. The TRA ’97 contains the Hope Scholarship Tax Credit for students in the first two years of post–secondary (college and vocational) education and the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit for other students. Because each person’s tax situation is unique, students interested in these tax credits should consult their tax advisor to determine eligibility. More information can also be obtained by calling the IRS at 800.829.1040 and asking for IRS publication 970 or logging on to the IRS Web site or U.S. Department of Education Web site.

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