Fall 2015 Schedule of Classes

Fall Schedule Information

Registration for Fall 2015 for currently enrolled students begins Friday, April 3, and continues through August 21, 2015, which is the end of the first week of classes.

Students may register by logging into Access Florida Tech (http://access.fit.edu), selecting the Student Academics tab and choosing the appropriate link under “Registration Tools,” or at the Registration Center.

Students using the Registration Center must present a photo ID and have their Registration form approved by their advisor before entering the registration area.

Classes appearing in this schedule were valid at the time of publication. Check for the latest updates online.

Florida Institute of Technology reserves the right to add or change without notice, any information pertaining to class offerings, requirements, locations and fees published in this schedule. Students are held accountable for all information contained in this schedule and will only receive credit for courses in which they are officially registered.

Registration Information

Advising must occur before your initial registration. You are strongly urged to see your advisor before your registration time.

Once you have initially registered, advisor approval is not required to switch sections or drop classes before the end of the first week of classes. Advisor signature is required for undergraduate students when adding courses not previously approved in writing.

Graduate students may register at any time during the registration period.

Registration priority for undergraduate students is based on the number of earned semester credits plus credits in progress.

Students must register for and drop AVF and ESL courses at the Registration Center.

Waitlisted Courses

Certain popular courses are waitlisted. A student trying to register for a closed section of a waitlisted class will have the option to go on an automated waitlist.

When a seat becomes available in the desired section, the student at the top of the waitlist receives an email and has 24 hours to add the class online. During the student’s allotted time period, no other student will be able to register for that seat.

If there is no response within that time, the student will be automatically dropped from the waitlist and the next student on the list will be notified.

Fall Registration Schedule

Online registration begins at 8 p.m. the day of each group’s registration period. Registration in the Registration Center follows the same groups, but only during the regular business hours of 8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding holidays.

April 3, FridayGraduate and senior undergraduate students with at least 85 earned or in-progress credits, Student Government representatives, AVF majors, veterans, and varsity athletes authorized by the Athletics Director

April 6, Monday—Undergraduates with at least 56 earned or in-progress credits

April 7, Tuesday—Undergraduates with at least 30 earned or in-progress credit

April 8, Wednesday—Undergraduates with at least 0-29 earned or in-progress credits

April 9August 21—Open to all students

See the Academic Calendar for important dates.

Registering Online

Online registration for each registration group begins at 8 p.m. the first day of registration for that group.

You may use Access Florida Tech – Student Academics tab for registration and drop/add functions once your advisor has verified on the student information system that advising has taken place.

You may register and drop/add online at your appointed time and afterward through the end of the first week of classes.

Registration functions online will not be available after 11:59 p.m., Friday of the first week of classes.

Web response time may vary due to the amount of online activity

Academic Advising and Registration Process


All academic, financial and administrative holds that prevent registration must be cleared with the respective office(s) before you will be allowed to register. Holds may be viewed on Access Florida Tech.


You must be advised prior to registration. Your advisor will indicate approval of your semester course plan by signing the registration form. Registration via Access Florida Tech – Student Academics tab is permissible at your registration time and afterward, if your faculty advisor has verified that advising has occurred. You are permitted to register only for courses that were approved in writing by your faculty advisor.

Undergraduate students registering for more than 21 credit hours for spring or fall semesters, or more than 13 credit hours for any of the summer terms, must have their registration forms signed by the dean of the appropriate college as well as their advisor.


At your scheduled registration time and any time thereafter through the first week of classes, you may register through Access Florida Tech or bring your signed registration form to the Registration Center. Before leaving the Registration Center you will receive your class schedule. Please verify your schedule for accuracy and notify registration personnel of any errors. You may view your class schedule from Access Florida Tech.

Once registered, you may switch sections and drop courses without advisor approval through the end of the first week of classes. Beginning the following Monday, all registration business must be conducted at the Registration Center.

Withdrawal from the university must take place at the Registration Center.

Fall Registration Details

Co/Prerequisite Courses

  • To ensure proper completion of prerequisite courses, any Melbourne campus undergraduate student who fails or receives an incomplete for a course that is a listed prerequisite for a course in which they register the following term, will have that course automatically dropped as soon as the incomplete or failing grade is posted to the student’s record.
  • The student should work with their advisor to update their program plan or request to retake the failed prerequisite.

Check the online Course Catalog for course descriptions and co⁄prerequisite requirements.

Co⁄prerequisites are checked by the BANNER student system. If you have successfully completed a course that is a listed corequisite of a course for which you are planning to register, you may request a waiver of the corerequisite by contacting the Registrar's Office by email to coreq@fit.edu.

To waive a co/prerequisite students must:

  1. Complete the Co/prerequisite Waiver Request form also available from your advisor or the Registration Center.
  2. Present the completed form to your faculty advisor for review. Your advisor will agree or disagree with your written justification and sign the form.
  3. Take the signed form to the academic unit offering the course to request approval of the waiver. If the waiver is approved, the academic unit head or designee of the academic unit offering the course will sign the waiver form.
  4. Bring the form to the Registration Center to officially enroll in the class.

Prerequisite Requirement for Registration

To ensure proper completion of prerequisite courses, any Melbourne campus student who fails or receives an incomplete for a course that is a listed prerequisite for a course in which they register the following term, will have that course automatically dropped as soon as the incomplete or failing grade is posted to the student's record.

The student should work with their advisor to update their program plan or request to retake the failed prerequisite.

Closed Classes

Certain classes may be closed at the time you register. If you want to enter a closed class, you must complete a Closed Class form, also available from the Registration Center or your academic unit. Take the form to the academic unit offering the course. If the academic unit approves, the academic unit head or designee will sign the form. Bring the signed form to the Registration Center within 24 hours or by 5 p.m. the next day to officially enroll in the course. Approved closed class forms are not valid after 5 p.m. the day after approval was obtained.

Class Schedule Changes

A Change in Registration Status form also available at the Registration Center is used for class adds and drops and for university withdrawal. A schedule change becomes official when a university Change in Registration Status form bearing the required signatures is processed by the Registration Center. Schedule changes may be made online through the first week of classes.

Adding Classes

Classes may be added online or in the Registration Center through the first week of instruction. The last day to add a class online during Fall 2015 is Friday, August 21, 2015. Added classes become official when validated and entered into the BANNER student system by the Registration Center.

Registration for any course that is not listed on a Registration form or Change in Registration Status form that your faculty advisor signed is a violation of academic policy and could result in your registration being canceled at any time, either before or after the start of classes.

Required Signatures for Adding Classes

During the first week of classes, no signatures are required for switching sections of the same course. Advisor signature is required for undergraduate students when adding a course not previously approved in writing. During the second week of classes, the Change in Registration Status form must be signed by the respective faculty advisor, the academic unit head or program chair offering the course and the course instructor.

Dropping Classes

Failure to attend classes and/or verbal notification to faculty does not constitute an official class drop. Students who do not attend class and do not file the required paperwork according to university policy will receive a failing grade of F. Requests for retroactive removal of F grades for nonattendance are not granted.

Classes dropped beginning Monday, August 24, through Friday, October, 23, 2015, must be signed by the faculty advisor and processed at the Registration Center. Class drops are not permitted beginning Monday, October 26, 2015.

University Withdrawal

Students may officially withdraw from the university by completing Change in Registration Status form and an exit interview questionnaire in the Registrar's Office. Students receiving financial aid must check with the Office of Financial Aid to learn if and how the withdrawal will affect their financial aid status.

Class Schedule Key Information

This schedule key defines the information found in the list of courses open for registration this term and will help you choose the correct course when you register. The section information (SEC) is important to determine whether the course is offered online or in a classroom. The room codes list is subject to change and not all room codes are included. For further information about where a course will be held, check with your major department or the department offering the course.

CRN (Course Reference Number): Identification number that must be included on documents when referencing or registering for a course.

SUBJ (Course Prefix): Identifies subject matter, i.e., CHM for chemistry, BUS for business.

CRS (Course Number): 1000 to 4999 are undergraduate courses; 5000 and above are graduate courses; below 1000 are developmental in nature and do not count toward graduation.

SEC (Section): Letter/number combination identifies the specific section of the course, on which campus it is offered and whether or not it is offered online:

E Evening course
0–30 Daytime course
Online course section codes
W Melbourne campus courses
I Extended Studies courses
BL Blended courses
HY Hybrid courses 

TITLE (Course Title): Full titles are listed in alphanumeric order in the current University Catalog.

CR (Credits for course): Credit hours assigned to course that will be awarded after successful completion of the course.

DAYS (Class meeting days): TR—Class meets on Tuesday and Thursday.
M—Monday   W—Wednesday   F—Friday
T—Tuesday   R—Thursday   S—Saturday   U—Sunday

TIME (Class meeting time): 02:00–02:50—From 2 p.m. until 2:50 p.m.

BUILDING (Building name codes):

ANCH Evinrude Marine Operations Center (Anchorage)
114SHA Shaw Hall
115GRS Grissom Hall
116CBL Campbell Hall
118RBT Robert's Hall
119EVH Evans Hall
255RNT Music House
267RNT Music Program Studios
402QAD Quadrangle Classrooms
403QAD Quadrangle Classrooms
405QAD Dan Dahle Building
410GLE Gleason Performing Arts Center
420CRF Crawford Building
424LNK Link Building
427FRU Frueauff Building
428EVL Evans Library Pavilion
439SHP Shephard Building
460SKU Skurla Hall (Aeronautics Building)
500OLS F.W. Olin Life Sciences Building
501OEC F.W. Olin Engineering Complex
502OPS F.W. Olin Physical Sciences Center
504LSA Harris Center for Science and Engineering
510CLE Clemente Center
512UNP University Plaza at Florida Tech
538LAB Aerospace Laboratories and Machine Shop
540MIL Military Sciences/Facilities Operations/Shipping Building
545AUT The Scott Center for Autism Treatment
546HEN Allen S. Henry Building
547WAV Surf Mechanics Lab
610CTR All Faiths Center
623ATC Varsity Training Center
710FTC Harris Commons
910CAI Center for Aeronautics & Innovation
927BBO Nathan M. Bisk College of Business / Babcock Oaks
974FAM Foosaner Art Museum
994BLR Emil Buehler Center for Aviation Training

RM (Room number)

INSTRUCTOR (Name of faculty member teaching class)

LIMIT (Enrollment limit for class)

ENROLLMENT (Number currently enrolled)

WAITLIST (Number waiting)


College of Aeronautics
AHF Aviation Human Factors
AVF Aviation Flight
AVM Aviation Management
AVS Aviation Science
AVT Aviation Technology
College of Business
BUS Business
EAC Accounting (requires enrollment in Florida Tech University Online) 
EBA Business Administration (requires enrollment in Florida Tech University Online) 
EEC Economics (requires enrollment in Florida Tech University Online)
EHC Healthcare Management (requires enrollment in Florida Tech University Online)
EHR Human Resources Management (requires enrollment in Florida Tech University Online)
ELA Law (requires enrollment in Florida Tech University Online)
EMG  Management (requires enrollment in Florida Tech University Online) 
EMK  Marketing (requires enrollment in Florida Tech University Online) 
EST  Statistics (requires enrollment in Florida Tech University Online)
MGT Management 
College of Engineering
BME Biomedical Engineering
CHE Chemical Engineering
CIS Computer Information Systems
CON Construction Management
CSE Computer Science
CVE Civil Engineering
CYB Cybersecurity & Information Assurance
ECE Electrical and Computer Engineering
EGN Intro to Engineering
ENM Engineering Management
ENS Environmental Science
EPE Engineering Protrack Cooperative Education
MAE Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MET Meteorology
OCE Ocean Engineering
OCN Oceanography
SWE Software Engineering
SYS Systems Engineering
College of Psychology and Liberal Arts
BEH Behavior Analysis
COM Communication
CRM Criminal Justice (requires enrollment in Florida Tech University Online)
CWE Cooperative Education
ESL English as a Second Language
HSC Homeland Security (requires enrollment in Florida Tech University Online)
HUM Humanities
LNG Languages and Linguistics
MSC Military Science
MUS Music
PSF Forensic Psychology
PSY Psychology
SOC Sociology
TEX Textile Arts
WRI Writing
College of Science
BCM Biochemistry
BIO Biological Sciences
CHM Chemistry
EDS Education and Interdisciplinary Studies
ISC Interdisciplinary Science
MTH Mathematics
ORP Operations Research
PED Physical Education
PHY Physics
SPC Space Systems
SPS Space Sciences
ASC Academic Support Center
HCD Human-Centered Design
IDS Interdisciplinary Study
CRN Subject Title (Hover for more info) Notes Days Times Place Instructor Enrolled/Limit

Important Dates – Fall 2015

Late registration fee of $150 begins for returning students July 27
Tuition and fees due for Fall 2015 semester August 10
Residence halls open for new students August 11
Residence halls open for returning students August 15
Last day to register and add a class August 21
Last day to drop a class without receiving a W August 28
Labor Day holiday September 7
Re-petition deadline for Fall 2015 (for students who had petitioned for Spring/Summer 2015) September 4
Last day to file a Petition to Graduate for Spring 2016 without late fee September 11
Columbus Day holiday October 12
Fall Break October 12–13
Last day to withdraw from a class with a W October 23
Registration for Spring 2016 begins November 6
Veterans Day holiday November 11
Thanksgiving holiday November 25–27
Last day to successfully complete graduate-level defense and examination for Fall 2015 November 30
Last day of Fall 2015 classes December 2
Study Days December 3–4
Late registration fee of $150 begins for main campus returning students registering for Spring 2016 December 7
Last day to submit approved copies (five) of thesis or dissertation for Fall 2015 graduation to Office of Graduate Programs December 7
FINAL EXAMS December 7–11
Fall commencement exercises (Saturday) December 12
Final grades due in Access Florida Tech December 15
Winter Break Dec. 13–Jan. 10

Fall Student Accounting Reminders

  • The “Payment Information” tab here provides important information regarding due dates for payment of tuition and fees.
  • Additional information about student financial services may be found online at www.fit.edu/sfs.
  • For your convenience, you may pay online (credit card and webcheck).
  • Cash, check and credit card payments are accepted in the Cashier's Office, near the Registration Center.
  • Account balance information may be obtained from the student's online account, by emailing studentacctg@fit.edu, or by calling (321) 674-8199, (321) 674-7428, (800) 676-9250 or (800) 943-4348 (toll-free in the U.S.).
  • Faxes may be sent to (321) 674-8148.
  • Refund Checks—Students with a credit (negative) balance in their student account may be eligible for a refund. Refund checks are not available until after the add/drop period (the first two weeks of class). More information on the Florida Tech refund policies and procedures is available at www.fit.edu/sfs/refunds.php.

Fall Payment Information

The current tuition charges may also be found at www.fit.edu/registrar/registrationtuitionchrgs and through Student Financial Services (www.fit.edu/sfs).

Students are assessed tuition and fees based on the locations and programs in which they are enrolled and the degrees being pursued. Students enrolled and pursuing degrees on the Melbourne campus are assessed the Melbourne 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 as part of a partnership arrangement with another entity are assessed the tuition and fees approved by the partnership.

Beginning with the second week of classes, all tuition and fees must be paid before the late registration can be processed in the Registration Center (signed Change in Registration Status form required).

  • Fall 2015 registration for returning students begins April 3, 2015. Any returning student who registers after July 26, 2015, is subject to a $150 late registration fee.
  • New students are exempt from late registration fees.
  • All returning graduate students are required to register by July 26, 2015, if they wish to avoid the $150 late registration fee. GSA applicants should not wait for a GSA contract confirmation before registering.
  • Students who register after August 10, 2015, and either do not pay by close of business or make payment plan arrangements to pay the balance on their account, will be charged a 1.5% per month finance charge on the unpaid balance. Returning students will be charged the $150 late registration fee in addition to the finance charge if they register after this date.
  • Students avoid finance charges if they pay all fees by August 10, 2015, or on the same day as registration.
  • Inquiries about payment or arranging for payment should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services, (321) 674-7428, toll free in the U.S. at (800) 676-9250, or online via Access Florida Tech (Tracks ID and password needed).
  • Additional information about student financial services may be found online at www.fit.edu/sfs.
  • All balances due to the university must be paid, or any arrangements to pay must be approved, by August 10, 2015. After August 10, 2015, a 1.5% per month finance charge is assessed on the unpaid balance.
  • All students who carry an unpaid balance must pay the balance before being allowed to register for a subsequent term.
  • Payment may be made online via Access Florida Tech (Tracks ID and password needed), in person or by mail.
  • Students must re-register if their class schedules are canceled for nonpayment or failure to make arrangements for payment of tuition and fees. Class seats are not held when a schedule is canceled.
  • Students who attend class, reside in residence halls and participate in a meal plan without a validated registration will be liable for the full semester’s charges.

Fall Refund Schedule

Students Who Withdraw Completely from the University

100% Through Friday, August 28
60% Monday, August 31–Friday, September 4
40% Tuesday, September 8–Friday, September 11
0% Beginning Monday, September 14

Students Who Drop from Full-Time Status to Part-Time Status

Tuition for dropped classes that results in a change in status from full-time (12+ credit hours for undergraduates, 9+ credit hours for graduate students) to part-time (less than 12 credit hours for undergraduates, less than 9 credit hours for graduate students), will be refunded at 100% through the first two weeks of classes, August 17–28, 2015, provided that part-time status is maintained.

No refunds will be given for classes dropped after Friday, August 28, 2015.

Melbourne Campus Fall Semester 2015 Final Examination Schedule

Common Finals

Saturday, December 5 (Laboratories) Academic units will announce times and locations

  • BIO 1010
  • BIO 1020
  • BIO 3510
  • BIO 4710
  • CHE 4240
  • PHY 2091
  • PHY 2092

The following daytime classes have their final examinations from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., as indicated below.

Monday, December 7

  • AVT 1001–01 & 03
  • BUS 2211–01 & 02
  • CHM 1101

Tuesday, December 8

  • BUS 1301
  • CSE 1001
  • MAE 1024
  • PHY 2002

Wednesday, December 9

  • AVM 4301
  • AVT 2303
  • CHE 4181
  • CSE 1400 / MTH 2051–all sections
  • MTH 1000
  • MTH 1001
  • MTH 1002
  • MTH 2001

Thursday, December 10

  • AVT 4301
  • BUS 2212
  • EDS 1031
  • PHY 1001

Specific rooms for theses examinations will be announced by the respective instructors.

Time Conflicts

In case of time conflicts in a student's exam schedule, the course with the highest course number will have priority. Friday, December 11, 2015, 3:30 p.m–5:30 p.m., will be reserved for makeup examinations for students who have more than three examinations in one day. Conflicts should be reported to the instructors, who in turn should report them to the corresponding departmental offices. It is recommended, in case of conflict, that both instructors be informed of the problem.

Course(s) not listed above will have their final examinations according to the following schedule in the room where the first class of the week is held. If a course meets for a longer time period (e.g., 8–9:50 a.m. M, W) the final examination may be scheduled for either an 8–8:50 a.m. or 9–9:50 a.m. time period. This will be determined and announced by the instructor. See instructor to determine an examination time for classes not fitting the standard schedule.

Day Classes

If the first period of your class meets on: 

Monday or Wednesday Your final exam will be Time
8–8:50 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 8–10 a.m.
9–9:50 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7 8–10 a.m.
10–10:50 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 8–10 a.m.
11–11:50 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11 1–3 p.m.
12–12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 1–3 p.m.
1–1:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 1–3 p.m.
2–2:50 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7 1–3 p.m.
3–3:50 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 8–10 a.m.
4–4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 8–10 a.m.
Tuesday or Thursday
8–9:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
9:30–10:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 1–3 p.m.
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7 3:30–5:30 p.m.
12:30–1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2–3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 3:30–5:30 p.m.
3:30–4:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Final examinations will be held in the regularly scheduled classrooms.

Evening Classes

If your evening class begins at
Your final exam will be
5 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, or Monday only Monday, Dec. 7, 6–8 p.m.
5 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. Wednesday only Monday, Dec. 7, 8:30–10:30 p.m.
5 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, or Tuesday only Tuesday, Dec. 8, 6–8 p.m.
5 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. Thursday only Tuesday, Dec. 8, 8:30–10:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, or Monday only Wednesday, Dec. 9, 6–8 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Wednesday only Wednesday, Dec. 9, 8:30–10:30 p.m.
8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Wednesday, Dec. 9, 8:30–10:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, or Tuesday only  Thursday, Dec. 10, 6-8 p.m.
5:45 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Thursday only Thursday, Dec. 10, 8:30–10:30 p.m.
8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday  Thursday, Dec. 10, 8:30–10:30 p.m.


Undergraduate Tuition Information

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 2015 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 $ 19,270
All other majors $ 17,560
Part-time and Summer $ 1,115/credit hour
Registering for 20 credit hours or more $ 1,115/credit hour
Extended Studies (undergraduate program) $260/credit hour
Florida Tech University Online (undergraduate programs) $510/credit hour
Dual Enrollment (high school/community college) $100/credit hour
Psychology Internship (PSY 4000) $500/summer

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). Effective Fall 2016, Melbourne campus graduate students are permitted to register for a maximum of 14 credit hours.

Melbourne Campus
$ 1,205/credit hour
Aeronautics Online Graduate Programs (8230, 8231, 8232) $600/credit hour
Extended Studies (excluding doctoral program) $600/credit hour
Extended Studies Doctoral Program (admitted before Summer 2015) $1,179/credit hour
Extended Studies Doctoral Program (admitted Summer 2015 or later) $ 1,205/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





Continuing Education




ASC 1006 Mastering eLearning Book (Florida Tech University Online undergraduates only)


Identity Verification for Online Course(s)

No charge

Examination Fees

Equivalency Exam


Final Program Exam


Peregrine Asessment




Facility Fee

Full-time Melbourne Campus undergraduates


Student Services Fee

Full-time Melbourne Campus students


Graduation and Related Fees

Duplicate Diploma


Late Petition


Late Petition (final term)


Thesis/Dissertation Binding (five copies)


Thesis/Dissertation Binding (additional copies)


Dissertation Publishing


Doctoral Program Case (Extended Studies doctoral students)




Registration Fees

Audit/Continuing Education (waived for full-time undergraduate students)

$245/credit hour/CEU

Cooperative Education


Directed Study

$100/credit hour

English as a Second Language

$660/credit hour



History of Textiles


Late Registration


Scuba Diving

$150/.5 credit hour

Student Account Fees

Identification Card Replacement


Finance Charges


Returned Check (item)


Parking Fees

Reserved Parking Spot – Appropriate Lot – (student decal valid through May 31)


Full-time student (valid through Aug. 31)


Full-time student with Florida Tech license plate (valid through Aug. 31)


Motorcycle (valid through Aug. 31)


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 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 are:

Cost Component
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
Frasca 242 (multiengine trainer)  $80
Frasca Mentor $55
Redbird Crosswind Trainer $40
Redbird MCX $70
Redbird TD $20
Flight Instruction $65
Current market price/gallon multiplied by the average fuel consumption rate for the aircraft flown multiplied by the actual flight hours.

 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 is priced at the market rate, and due to the changing cost of fuel, oil and other petroleum products, a surcharge may be added.

TABLE A: Core Flight Curriculum

  Typical Cost 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
Typical 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)
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 2015 and Spring Semester 2016. Flex Credits have no residual cash value and are zeroed out at the end of the Spring Semester 2016.

Per Semester/Per Person 

Plan Cost
Meal Plan A1 Unlimited meals 7 days/week and $300 in Flex Credits $2,885
Meal Plan A2 Unlimited meals 5 days/week and $500 in Flex Credits $2,885
Meal Plan U1* Unlimited lunch Mon.-Fri. and $800 in Flex Credits $1,770
Meal Plan U2* $1,770 Flex Credits  $1,770
Commuter Plan A** Unlimited lunch Mon.-Fri. $965
Commuter Plan B** $605 Flex Credits  $605

*Upperclassmen only  **Off-campus students only

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
Single occupant with private bathroom (Bownlie, Evans, Quad, Roberts) $3,985
Single occupant with shared bathroom (Evans) $3,900
Single occupant with shared bathroom (Quad, Roberts) $3,195
Double occupant with semi-private bathroom (Brownlie) $3,565
Double occupant with shared bathroom (Evans) $3,565
Double occupant with shared bathroom (Quad, Roberts) $2,600
Columbia Village $3,865
Harris Village Suites
One-bedroom suites $4,775
Two-bedroom suites $4,500
Four-bedroom suites $4,120
Mary Star of the Sea – Newman Hall
One-bedroom apartment $4,910
Two-bedroom apartment $4,340
Four-bedroom apartment $3,950
Panther Bay Village Apartments  $4,200
Southgate Village Apartments
Single occupant studio apartment $4,190
Single occupant one-bedroom apartment  $4,325
Double occupant two-bedroom apartment $4,120
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. Fees are subject to change.

General Information

Full-Time Status

For Social Security, veterans administration, insurance and financial aid certification purposes, an undergraduate student must be officially registered for a minimum of twelve (12) credits to be full time. A full-time graduate student must officially be registered for a minimum of nine (9) credits.

Enrollment Verification

Florida Tech has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to act as agent for all verifications of student enrollment and degrees. Please contact the Clearinghouse at service@studentclearinghouse.org or by telephone at (703) 742-4200. You may also visit them at www.studentclearinghouse.org. A direct link to the clearinghouse for free enrollment verification is available from the PAWS Student Records menu.

Student ID Card

Student ID cards are obtained from the Campus Services Office. ID cards are automatically validated each term after registration. These cards must be carried at all times and presented to conduct university business.

Student Directory

The student directory is accessed from the Campus Directory. Directory information will be disclosed in the student directory in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended. Each student must complete the Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information form (available online at www.fit.edu/registrar/forms) and have it processed at the Registrar's Office if they DO NOT choose to supply this information.

Grade Reporting System

The university's grade reporting system is online, giving students fast access to all-important semester and cumulative grade point average information. Students may view and print out their final grades by logging in to the student system using their Tracks ID and password. Final grades are available on Wednesday after final exam week.

Release of Student Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) as Amended established a set of regulations governing access to and the release of personal and academic information contained in student education records. FERPA applies to the education records of persons who are or have been in attendance in postsecondary institutions, including students in cooperative or correspondence study programs. FERPA does not apply to records of applicants for admission who have been denied acceptance or, if accepted, do not attend an institution.

Education records are all records that contain information directly related to a student and are maintained by an educational agency or institution, or a party acting for the institution. Exceptions to education records include sole possession records, law enforcement unit records, employment records, health records and alumni records. Rights under FERPA are not given to students enrolled in one component of an institution who seek to be admitted in another component of the institution. It is in violation of FERPA to use a social security number provided by a third party to verify or match data in student records and provide that data to the third party without the student’s written consent.

Under FERPA, the rights accorded to parents transfer to students who have reached the age of 18 or who attend a postsecondary institution. These rights are:

1. The right to inspect and review their education records within 45 days of the day the university receives a request for access. Students should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic unit or other appropriate official, written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The university official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the university official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be made.

2. The right to request amendment of the student’s education records the student believes are inaccurate or misleading. A student should write the university official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed and why it is felt to be inaccurate or misleading.

FERPA was not intended to provide a process to be used to question substantive judgments that are correctly recorded. The rights of challenge are not intended to allow students to contest, for example, a grade in a course because they felt a higher grade should have been assigned.

If the university decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the university will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

3. The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s educational records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the university in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position, including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff; and a person or a company with whom the university has contracted, such as attorney, auditor or collection agent (includes consultants, volunteers and other non-employees performing institutional services and functions).

Disclosure is defined as permitting access to or the release, transfer or other communication of the educational records of a student or the personally identifiable information contained therein to any party orally, in writing, by electronic means or by any other means. Disclosure of confidential information to a school official having a legitimate educational interest does not constitute authorization to share that information with a third party without the student’s written permission.

FERPA allows release of the following directory information to the public without student consent: student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field(s) of study, email address, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of athletic team members, dates of attendance, part-time or full-time status, degrees and awards/honors received and the most recent educational institution attended other than Florida Tech. 

Students may prevent the release of directory information by completing a Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information form available online and from the Office of the Registrar. By law, however, a student cannot prevent the release of directory information to the U.S. military for recruiting purposes.

Student consent is required for the release of personally identifiable information such as semester grades, academic record, current academic standing, class schedules and Social Security/student number. Student consent is not legally required for disclosure of this information to certain government agencies/officials, sponsoring agencies and to selected university personnel determined to have a legitimate educational interest in such records. Reports of alcohol or drug policy violations by students under the age of 21 may also be released to those entities. The university may exercise discretion in releasing personally identifiable information.

Students may consent to release personally identifiable information to others by completing the Authorization for Release of Student Information form available online and from the registrar’s office.

Information about the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended, and the full text of the law, may be obtained from the registrar’s office.

4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Florida Tech to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is: Family Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202-4605.

The Solomon Amendment established guidelines for the release of directory information to the United States military for recruiting purposes. This Congressional act allows release of the following directory information without student consent to military recruiters for present and previously enrolled students at least 17 years of age: student name, address, date and place of birth, telephone number, level of education, major field(s) of study, degrees received and the educational institution in which the student was most recently enrolled.

Student Right to Know

Florida Tech is in compliance with both the Student Right to Know Act of 1990 and the Campus Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.

The Office of Security and Safety keeps statistics on compliance with the Campus Awareness and Campus Security Act. These statistics are updated annually and can be found at www.fit.edu/security/crime_stats.php. They are also available on request to other interested parties.

Florida Tech’s six-year graduation rate, based on the 2007 new first-year student cohort, is 54 percent.