Panther Payment Plan

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How to Enroll Plans Available for the 2014-2015 Academic Year
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Overview

Pay your tuition & fees in convenient monthly installments using Florida Tech's Panther Payment Plan. The Panther Payment Plan is designed to help students and their families effectively budget their out-of-pocket expenses each semester. Plans are available for both undergraduate and graduate level students. Each Panther Payment Plan is for the current semester only and re-enrollment is necessary for each subsequent semester.

AS A CONDITION OF THE PAYMENT PLAN, TRANSCRIPTS AND DIPLOMAS WILL NOT BE RELEASED OR AWARDED UNTIL THE PAYMENT PLAN IS PAID IN FULL AND THE STUDENT ACCOUNT BALANCE IS ZERO.

Important Notice: The Panther Payment Plan is entirely web-based. This means that you both enroll and make your monthly payments online using PAWS. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Account Management at (800) 676-9250, or (321) 674-7302.

Fast - Enrolling in the Panther Payment Plan is quick and easy using PAWS; the directions are listed below.

Secure - Using industry-leading security features, payment can be made online using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) or by electronic debit of a checking/savings account.

Convenient - Fall and Spring plans each offer four monthly payments. A Summer plan is available consisting of three monthly payments.

  • Your plan will automatically recalculate your monthly installments nightly when additional charges or payments post to your student account (charges/payments posted to your student account after 5pm will not be recalculated until after 5pm on the next business day). The Panther Payment Plan system will notify you by e-mail anytime your student account balance recalculates and your installments increase or decrease.
  • Review your plan online through PAWS - anywhere you have internet access, anytime.
  • Add authorized users to your student account: parents, family, friends, or anyone financially contributing to your education. With your authorization, they can pay toward your monthly installments. This does not include Third Party Billing and Tuition Assistance sponsored payments.  

Inexpensive - The Panther Payment Plan is an inexpensive, interest-free payment alternative. Avoid finance charges by enrolling prior to a semster's tuition & fee due date. Enrollment costs only $30.00 per semester, with an optional down payment.

  • For quesions or problems email            acctmgmt@fit.edu
  • Julia Querry                                                  (321) 674-7302 or
  • Laure Bennett                                              (321-674-7428
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How to Enroll 

Step 1. Log in to Access Florida Tech  
Step 2. PAWS
  • Click on Student.
  • Click on the Payment/Student Account Information option.
  • Select the term and click on SUBMIT.
  • Click on the MAKE A PAYMENT button.
  • If the next screen says "If redirection fails, click on the bill payment button", then click on BILL PAYMENT, and this will take you to the Student Account Center, run by TouchNet.
Step 3.  Once in the Student Account Center
  • Select the Payment Plans tab from the tab bar under the Florida Tech logo at the top of your screen. 
  • On the next screen, click on the green button that says Enroll Now. 
  • From the View Payment Plans For Term drop box, select the term of the plan you wish to enroll in; click on SELECT.
  • The next screen explains the $30 setup fee. Scroll down and click on CONTINUE.
  • The next screen gives you the opportunity to make a down payment (it is not required). Click on DISPLAY PAYMENT SCHEDULE.
  • Review the installments and due dates. Below the installments, there's a Yes or No question. *If you select Yes, you're agreeing to automatic payments on the due dates. If you select No, you're agreeing to login and make the payments on or before the due date, using any method you wish. Select Yes or No, then click on CONTINUE.
  • In the next screen, you will be paying for the $30 setup fee plus the down payment, if entered. Use the dropdown menu to select the payment method that you will use to pay. If you selected Yes and agreed to automatic payments, this is also the method that will be used on the due dates for the monthly installments. Click on SELECT.
  • Enter your payment method information and click on CONTINUE.
  • The next screen is your Agreement. Take time to read it, scroll to the bottom, and click in the box that says "I Agree". Print this for your records. Click on CONTINUE.
  • The last page is the Thank You page, and confirms that you're in the Panther Payment Plan. Print this for your records. You're done!

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Authorized Users

Through the Student Account Center, a student can authorize parents, family, friends, etc. to make online payments on their behalf. Only the student can add and remove an Authorized User from their Student Account Center. This does not include Third Party Billing and Tuition Assistance sponsored payments.

Note: Additional authorization is required through the Office of the Registrar for the release of personally identifiable information such as semester grades, academic record, class schedule, current academic standing, and financial information. Submit an Authorization for Release of Information form to the Office of the Registrar for this authorization.

To add an Authorized User:

1. Log in to Access Florida Tech

2. Click on the Paws link

3. Select the Student tab

4. Select the Payment/Account Information link

5. Click on the Make a Payment button

6. If the next screen says "If redirection fails, click on the bill payment button", go ahead and click on Bill Payment. This will take you to your Student Account Center.

7. Select the Authorized Users tab at the top of the Student Account Center homepage

8. Click on the Add an Authorized User button

9. Enter the email address of the intended Authorized User (the person being added as an Authorized User will receive 2 emails: the 1st with a password and the 2nd with the authorized user web address)

10. Select what information the Authorized User will be able to view

11. Click on the I Agree check box and select Continue

Or view the instructions Adding an Authorized User to Your Student Account Center.

Authorized Users can login to the Student Account Center at https://secure.touchnet.com/C20749_tsa/web/login.jsp.

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Available Payment Plans & Schedule of Payments

Important Notice: Fall and Spring plans have changed and now offer FOUR payments.

Fall Panther Payment Plan
Fall enrollment opens on July 21st. There is a $30.00 setup fee charged and due at the time of enrollment, with an optional down payment.
PAYMENT DUE DATE LINK (this is not an enrollment to the Panther Payment Plan)
August 1st Make a Payment
September 1st Make a Payment
October 1st Make a Payment
November 1st Make a Payment
Fall enrollment closes on September 30th.

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Spring Panther Payment Plan
Spring enrollment opens on November 2nd. There is a $30.00 setup fee charged and due at the time of enrollment, with an optional down payment.
PAYMENT DUE DATE LINK (this is not an enrollment to the Panther Payment Plan)
January 1st Make a Payment
February 1st Make a Payment
March 1st Make a Payment
April 1st Make a Payment
Spring enrollment closes on February 28th.

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Summer Panther Payment Plan
Summer enrollment opens on May 2nd. There is a $30.00 setup fee charged and due at the time of enrollment, with an optional down payment.
PAYMENT DUE DATE LINK (this is not an enrollment to the Panther Payment Plan)
May 20th Make a Payment
June 20th Make a Payment
July 20th Make a Payment
Summer enrollment closes on May 31st.

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