College Tuition Fees
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Tuition and Fees
FEES AND EXPENSES
Academic Year Summer 2013–Spring 2014
The university's board of trustees has approved the following tuition and fees for the academic year 2013–2014. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.
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 2013 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. 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)||$17,075|
|Engineering and Science majors (students admitted Summer 2011 or later)||$17,730|
|All other majors (students admitted Spring 2011 or earlier)||$15,555|
|All other majors (students admitted Summer 2011 or later)||$16,155|
|Part-time and Summer||$1,025/credit hour|
|Registering for 20 credit hours or more||$1,025/credit hour|
|Florida Tech University Online (undergraduate programs)||$495/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).
|Extended Studies||$560/credit hour|
|Florida Tech University Online (MBA)||$896/credit hour|
|Florida Tech University Online (Other graduate programs)||$740/credit hour|
|Psychology Practicum||$515/credit hour|
|Psychology, Doctorate (Psy.D.)||$29,430/year|
Other Programs / Fees (nonrefundable)
|Full-time Melbourne campus students||$30/semester|
|International student programming||$30/semester|
|ASC 1006 Mastering eLearning Book (Florida Tech University Online undergraduates only)||$24.95|
|Final Program Exam||$150/each|
|Facility Fee (full-time undergraduates)||$250/semester|
|Graduation and Related Fees|
|Late Petition (final term)||$60|
|Thesis/Dissertation Binding (five copies)||$75|
|Thesis/Dissertation Binding (additional copies)||$15/each|
|Audit/Continuing Education (waived for full-time undergraduate students)||$245/credit hour/CEU|
|Directed Study||$100/credit hour|
|English as a Second Language||$660/credit hour|
|History of Textiles||$325/semester|
|Scuba Diving||$150/.5 credit hour|
|Student Account Fees|
|Identification Card Replacement||$20/each|
|Returned Check (item)||$30/each|
|Personal Parking Spot (valid Aug. 1–July 31)||$750|
|Parking Spot – Any Lot (valid Aug. 1–July 31)||$500|
|Full-time student (valid Aug. 1–July 31)||$80/yr.|
|Full-time student with Florida Tech license plate (valid Aug. 1–July 31)||$40/yr.|
|Full-time student (fall, valid through Dec. 31)||$45|
|Full-time student with Florida Tech license plate (fall, valid through Dec. 31)||$25|
|Full-time student (spring and summer, valid through July 31)||$45|
|Full-time student with Florida Tech license plate (spring and summer, valid through July 31)||$25|
|Full-time student (summer, valid through July 31)||$26|
|Full-time student with Florida Tech license plate (summer, valid through July 31)||$16|
|Part-time student (fall valid through Dec. 31)||$20|
|Part-time student parking with Florida Tech license plate (fall, valid through Dec. 31)||$10|
|Part-time student (spring and summer, valid through July 31)||$20|
|Part-time student with Florida Tech license plate (spring and summer, valid through July 31)||$10|
|Part-time student (summer, valid through July 31)||$10|
|Part-time student with Florida Tech license plate (summer, valid through July 31)||$5|
|Motorcycle (valid Aug. 1–July 31)||$30/yr.|
|Motorcycle (fall, valid through Dec. 31)||$15|
|Motorcycle (spring and summer, valid through July 31)||$15|
|Motorcycle (summer, valid through July 31)||$10|
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 2013, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 are:
|Warrior Aircraft (dry/no fuel)||$119|
|Arrow Aircraft (dry/no fuel)||$145|
|Seminole Aircraft (dry/no fuel)||$194|
|Citabria Aircraft (dry/no fuel)||$115|
|Cessna 172 Aircraft (dry/no fuel)||$119|
|Flight Training Device (FTD/simulator)||$55|
|Flight Training Device (Frasca 242)||$80|
|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 2013 is $5/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 the minimum annual flight costs for the core flight courses, assuming a $5/gallon fuel price. An overall 15 percent budgeting contingency is recommended based on typical flight course completion costs. Fuel surcharges may be imposed due to the inflating cost of fuel, oil and other petroleum produces.
TABLE A: Core Flight Curriculum
(see Table B)
|Year 1||$17,099||Private Pilot License plus additional experience|
|Year 2||$14,412||Instrument Rating plus additional experience|
|$18,612||Commercial Pilot Multiengine (CP-ME)|
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 (without fuel/per term)
|AVF 1001 Flight 1||2||$7,980|
|AVF 1002 Flight 2||2||$14,590|
|AVF 2001 Flight 3||2||$8,941|
|AVF 2102 Flight 4||2||$18,612|
TABLE C: Elective Flight Courses Minimum Costs
|AVF 1000 Private Pilot Certificate||2||$10,274|
|AVF 1003 CP Stage 1||2||$12,295|
|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|
|Books and Equipment||$750|
|FAA Written Tests||$150/each|
|FAA Medical Exam||$80|
|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.
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 2013 and Spring Semester 2014. Flex Credits have no residual cash value and are zeroed out at the end of the Spring Semester 2014.
Per Semester/Per Person
|Meal Plan A1||Unlimited meals 7 days/week and $150 in Flex Credits||$2,660|
|Meal Plan A2||Unlimited meals 5 days/week and $350 in Flex Credits||$2,660|
|Meal Plan U1*||Unlimited lunch Mon.-Fri. and $750 in Flex Credits||$1,640|
|Meal Plan U2*||$1,640 Flex Credits (taxed at point of sale)||$1,640|
|Commuter Plan A**||Unlimited lunch Mon.-Fri.||$890|
|Commuter Plan B**||$555 Flex Credits (taxed at point of sale)||$555|
*Upperclassmen only **Off-campus students only
Contact the Campus Services Office
(321) 674-8076, Fax (321) 674-7444, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
|Single occupant with private bathroom (Brownlie, Evans, Quad)||$3,685|
|Single occupant with semi-private bathroom (Evans)||$3,610|
|Single occupant with shared bathroom (Quad)||$3,195|
|Double occupant with semi-private bathroom (Brownlie, Evans)||$3,300|
|Double occupant with shared bathroom (Quad, Roberts)||$2,600|
|Single occupant studio apartment||$3,875|
|Single occupant one-bedroom apartment||$4,120|
|Double occupant two-bedroom apartment||$3,810|
|Triple occupant three-bedroom apartment||$3,810|
|Harris Village Suites|
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 30, 2013.
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.
|Basic Accident and Sickness Coverage|
|Optional Increased Supplemental Coverage (not available for dependents)|
|Student under 26||$460|
|Student age 26 and over||$692|
*Premium rates subject to change for the Fall 2013/Spring 2014 academic year.
Questions regarding Health Insurance?
Contact the Business and Retail Operations Office
(321) 674-7707, Fax (321) 674-7706