Tuition and Fees

FEES AND EXPENSES

Academic Year Summer 2014–Spring 2015

The university's board of trustees has approved the following tuition and fees for the academic year 2014–2015. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Tuition

Tuition for full-time undergraduate students (12–19 credit hours) is charged on a semester basis. Semester tuition rates apply to the fall and spring semesters only. Summer terms, undergraduate part-time and undergraduates registering for more than 19 credit hours are charged on a per-credit-hour basis.

For undergraduate 2014 summer classes, the first six (6) credit hours will be charged at the published per credit hour rate. After the first six (6) credit hours, tuition will be 50 percent of the published rate.

This reduction applies to Melbourne campus academic programs only and does not include ESL courses or Florida Tech University Online courses taken by non-Melbourne campus students, courses in non-credit or study abroad programs, or flight or other fees. This discount does not apply to study-abroad programs. See the individual departments for study-abroad pricing. Other exclusions may apply. Contact the Registrar’s Office for additional information.

Students enrolled and pursuing degrees on the Melbourne campus are assessed the Melbourne campus tuition and fees. Students enrolled and pursuing degrees through Extended Studies are assessed Extended Studies tuition and fees. Students enrolled in programs and pursuing degrees through Florida Tech University Online are assessed the tuition and fees approved by the partnership. 

Undergraduate Tuition Information

Tuition for full-time undergraduate students (12–19) varies according to the chosen major program of study and admission status (online, on campus). Undergraduate students enrolled in both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses pay the flat-rate tuition as shown. Tuition for full-time undergraduate students (12–19 credit hours) is charged on a semester basis.

Engineering and Science majors (students admitted Spring 2011 or earlier) $17,930
Engineering and Science majors (students admitted Summer 2011 or later) $18,620
All other majors (students admitted Spring 2011 or earlier) $16,335
All other majors (students admitted Summer 2011 or later) $16,965
Part-time and Summer $1,075/credit hour
Registering for 20 credit hours or more $1,075/credit hour
Florida Tech University Online (undergraduate programs) $510/credit hour
Dual Enrollment (high school/community college) $100/credit hour

Graduate Tuition Information

Tuition for graduate students is charged per credit hour based on the student's admission status (Extended Studies, Melbourne campus, Florida Tech University Online).

Melbourne Campus
$1,179/credit hour
Extended Studies (excluding doctoral program) $588/credit hour
Extended Studies (Doctor of Business Administration) $1,179/credit hour
Aeronautics Online Graduate Programs (8230, 8231, 8232) $588/credit hour
Florida Tech University Online (MBA) $896/credit hour
Florida Tech University Online (Other graduate programs) $777/credit hour
Psychology Practicum $515/credit hour
Psychology Internship $2,630/semester
Psychology, Doctorate (Psy.D.)  $29,430/year

Other Programs / Fees (nonrefundable) 

Application Fees
Undergraduate (paper-based) $50
Master's $50
Doctoral $60
Continuing Education $20
Re-application $20
ASC 1006 Mastering eLearning Book (Florida Tech University Online undergraduates only) $24.95
Identity Verification for Online Course(s) No charge
Examination Fees
Equivalency Exam $100/each
Final Program Exam $150/each
Peregrime Asessment $40
TOEFL $30/each
Facility Fee (full-time undergraduates) $250/semester
Graduation and Related Fees
Duplicate Diploma $50
Late Petition $30
Late Petition (final term) $60
Thesis/Dissertation Binding (five copies) $100
Thesis/Dissertation Binding (additional copies) $20/each
Dissertation Publishing $100
Transcript $10/copy
Registration Fees
Audit/Continuing Education (waived for full-time undergraduate students) $245/credit hour/CEU
Cooperative Education $100/course
Directed Study $100/credit hour
English as a Second Language $660/credit hour
Golf $35/semester
History of Textiles $325/semester
Late Registration $150/semester
Scuba Diving $150/.5 credit hour
Student Account Fees
Identification Card Replacement $20/each
Finance Charges 1.5%/month
Returned Check (item) $30/each
Student Services Fee (full-time Melbourne campus students) $125/semester


Parking Fees
Parking Spot – Appropriate Lot – faculty, staff, student (valid Aug. 1–May 15) $750
Full-time student (valid Aug. 1–July 31)  $100/yr.
Full-time student with Florida Tech license plate (valid Aug. 1–July 31) $50/yr.
Full-time student (fall, valid through Dec. 31) $55
Full-time student with Florida Tech license plate (fall, valid through Dec. 31) $30
Full-time student (spring and summer, valid through July 31) $55
Full-time student with Florida Tech license plate (spring and summer, valid through July 31) $30
Full-time student (summer, valid through July 31) $35
Full-time student with Florida Tech license plate (summer, valid through July 31) $20
Part-time student (fall valid through Dec. 31) $25
Part-time student parking with Florida Tech license plate (fall, valid through Dec. 31) $15
Part-time student (spring and summer, valid through July 31) $25
Part-time student with Florida Tech license plate (spring and summer, valid through July 31) $15
Part-time student (summer, valid through July 31) $15
Part-time student with Florida Tech license plate (summer, valid through July 31) $10
Motorcycle (valid Aug. 1–July 31) $40/yr.
Motorcycle (fall, valid through Dec. 31) $20
Motorcycle (spring and summer, valid through July 31) $20
Motorcycle (summer, valid through July 31) $15

Flight Costs

All flight fees shown are to be used as guidelines only and are subject to change. Variations in fuel price, student aptitude and performance, and other factors beyond the university's control may impact total flight course costs.

Cost for each flight course is the sum of four cost components: aircraft (dry/no fuel), fuel, flight instructor and flight training device (FTD/simulator). The component costs for Summer 2014, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 are:

Cost Component
Cost/Hour
Archer Aircraft (dry/no fuel) $129
Arrow Aircraft (dry/no fuel) $145
Citabria Aircraft (dry/no fuel) $115
Seminole Aircraft (dry/no fuel) $194
Warrior Aircraft (dry/no fuel) $119
Simulation Devices Cost/Hour
Boeing 737 FTD (per student/two students required) $175
Frasca 242 (multiengine trainer)  $80
Frasca Mentor $55
Redbird Crosswind Trainer $40
Redbird MCX $70
Redbird TD $20
Flight Instruction $65
Fuel
Current market price/gallon multiplied by the average fuel consumption rate for the aircraft flown multiplied by the actual flight hours. Fuel price as of February 2014 is $6/gallon.

 Budgeting for Flight

Flight training costs are incurred in addition to the university's regular tuition and fees. To assist in budgeting flight costs, Table A lists typical annual flight costs for the core flight courses, assuming a $6/gallon fuel price. Fuel surcharges may be imposed due to the inflating cost of fuel, oil and other petroleum produces.

TABLE A: Core Flight Curriculum

  Minimum Cost
(see Table B)
Outcome
Year 1 $21,503 Private Pilot License plus additional experience
Year 2 $12,403 Instrument Rating
Year 3 $24,297 Commercial Pilot Multiengine (CP-ME)
Year 4 $9,039 Flight Instructor – Airplane (elective)
Total $67,242  

The largest single variable in flight training cost is student performance. Success in minimum time and cost can only be achieved with student dedication and thorough preparation for each lesson. Flight training performance incentive scholarships shall be awarded for first-year students whose flight training progress meets established goals for various flight phases. Additional flight electives beyond the core flight courses may be required depending on the degree program selected. Elective flight course minimum costs are listed in Table C.

TABLE B: Core Flight Courses Minimum Costs (with fuel/per term)

Core Courses Credit
Hours
Minimum Cost
AVF 1001 Flight 1 2 $11,970
AVF 1002 Flight 2 2 $9,533
AVF 2001 Flight 3 2 $12,403
AVF 2102 Flight 4 2 $24,297
Total   $58,203

TABLE C: Elective Flight Courses Minimum Costs

Elective Courses (minimum flight fees with fuel)
Credit
Hours
Min. Cost
AVF 1000 Private Pilot Certificate 2 $10,275
AVF 1003 CP Stage 1 2 $5,641
AVF 2002 Flight 4 (CP-SE) 2 $14,148
AVF 2103 CP-SE Add-on to CP-ME 1 $4,127
AVF 3001 Flight Instructor-Airplane 2 $8,217
AVF 3002 Flight Instructor-Instrument 2 $4,075
AVF 3004 Complex Instrument (Arrow) 2 $3,998
AVF 3005 TAA Instruments 2 $5,061
AVF 3008 Aerobatic Flight (Citabria) 1 $2,188
AVF 3009 Intermediate Aerobatic (Citabria) 1 $2,155
AVF 3010 International Operations (Seminole) 1 $2,489
AVF 3012 Conventional Gear Transition (Citabria) 1 $3,425
AVF 3101 CFI-SE Add-on to MEI 2 $6,636
AVF 4001 Multiengine Pilot 2 $7,062
AVF 4002 Flight Instructor-ME 2 $9,087
AVF 4003 Air Taxi 2 $5,867
AVF 4006 ME Crew Operations 2 $8,722
AVF 4090 Special Topics in Flight Training 0-3 Varies
AVF 4090 Jet Transition (Special Topics) 2 $3,800
AVF 4102 Initial CFI-ME 2 $10,300
AVF 4500 Commercial Pilot Certificate and Type Rating 3 $11,500

Additional Costs

Books and Equipment $750
FAA Written Tests $150/each
FAA Medical Exam $100
FAA Examiner Checkride $550/$700/each

Making Your Flight Payment

The Panther Card must be used to pay flight costs on a pay-as-you-go basis. An initial deposit of $4,000 (or the minimum flight course cost if less than $4,000) is required at the beginning of each course. Flight costs are calculated and deducted from the Panther Card account at the conclusion of each lesson. A $1,000 minimum balance is required in most courses to ensure flight training continuity.

Meal Plans

All freshmen are required to select meal plan A1 or A2. Upperclassmen may choose A1, A2, U1 or U2. Meal plan contracts are for the academic year and may be changed between semesters by contacting the Campus Services Office. Flex Credits carry over between Fall Semester 2014 and Spring Semester 2015. Flex Credits have no residual cash value and are zeroed out at the end of the Spring Semester 2015.

Per Semester/Per Person 

Plan Cost
Meal Plan A1 Unlimited meals 7 days/week and $300 in Flex Credits $2,800
Meal Plan A2 Unlimited meals 5 days/week and $500 in Flex Credits $2,800
Meal Plan U1* Unlimited lunch Mon.-Fri. and $800 in Flex Credits $1,720
Meal Plan U2* $1,720 Flex Credits (taxed at point of sale) $1,720
Commuter Plan A** Unlimited lunch Mon.-Fri. $935
Commuter Plan B** $585 Flex Credits (taxed at point of sale) $585

*Upperclassmen only  **Off-campus students only

Questions?
Contact the Campus Services Office
(321) 674-8076, Fax (321) 674-7444, email fthousing@fit.edu

Housing Information

Housing contracts are for the academic year. Contracts may not be canceled unless the student withdraws or does not enroll at the university. All freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus. Transfer credits do not impact the residency requirement. 

Per Semester/Per Occupant

Residence Halls
Cost/Term
Single occupant with private bathroom (Brownlie, Evans, Quad) $3,870
Single occupant with semi-private bathroom (Evans) $3,795
Single occupant with shared bathroom (Quad) $3,355
Double occupant with semi-private bathroom (Brownlie, Evans) $3,465
Double occupant with shared bathroom (Quad, Roberts) $2,730
Columbia Village $3,755
Harris Village Suites
One-bedroom suites $4,775
Two-bedroom suites $4,370
Four-bedroom suites $4,000
Mary Star of the Sea – Newman Hall
One-bedroom apartment $4,910
Two-bedroom apartment $4,135
Four-bedroom apartment $3,760
Panther Bay Village Apartments (available to Greek Life students only) $4,200
Southgate Village Apartments
Single occupant studio apartment $4,070
Single occupant one-bedroom apartment  $4,325
Double occupant two-bedroom apartment $4,000
Triple occupant three-bedroom apartment $4,000

Housing space is limited. The university makes every effort to accommodate your room or apartment request but cannot guarantee your choice.

Student Health Insurance

Student health insurance is MANDATORY for full-time undergraduate (12 or more credits) and graduate (9 or more credits) students, including those enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Online students and students attending classes through Extended Studies or Florida Tech University Online do not meet the eligibility requirements.

Students may apply to waive university-sponsored insurance by providing proof of coverage through PantherPass by the end of the second Friday of classes, which is August 29, 2014.

It is MANDATORY for all international students to be covered by the university's health insurance plan.

Exceptions may be granted only if you have an insurance plan that meets very strict requirements in order for you to qualify for the waiver. You may request a waiver of the insurance fee by completing a form and providing proof of appropriate insurance to the Business and Retail Operations Office. Waiver forms are available from the Business and Retail Operations Office. Florida Tech will not accept coverage by an insurance company outside the United States.

Annual Cost*

Basic Accident and Sickness Coverage
Student $1,333
Spouse $1,966
Each Dependent Child $1,708

Questions regarding Health Insurance?

Contact the Business and Retail Operations Office
(321) 674-7707, Fax (321) 674-7706