STUDENT ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

Student Quick Info

Class Registration

  • You can register for classes once you have satisfied all registration holds (students can view any current holds by logging in to their myFSU accounts). Note: The CGE hold will not be cleared until after you complete the online immigration orientation and the check-in process. For more information, see Pre-Arrival Information.
  • You should register for at least one class before the first day of the semester in order to avoid a $100 late registration fee. If you need help registering for classes, your academic department is available to assist you.
  • During the first 4 days of each semester, you can drop or add classes yourself (this is referred to as the “drop/add” period). However, after that period you will need special authorization from your academic department and a signature from the CGE to drop or add a course to your schedule.
  • The main office on campus that oversees class registration is the Office of the Registrar. You can find important dates posted on their website: Office of the University Registrar.

Payment and Billing Information

When to Pay Tuition

Tuition and fees are due within two weeks of the start of classes. You will not receive a bill, but you can find out how much you owe by logging into myFSU and going to the Student Center (SC) screen. If you do not pay on time, your class schedule may be canceled for non-payment and/or you may be charged a $100 late payment fee.


How to Pay Your Tuition

The office that collects payments is the Student Financial Services (http://sfs.fsu.edu). You can pay your tuition online in your myFSU account, using a debit or credit card (note: you will be charged an extra fee to pay online). If you prefer, you can pay by cash, check or money order in person by visiting the Student Financial Services office in the stadium (University Center A).


Agency or Government Billing Form

If an agency or government is paying your tuition for you, you must submit an agency billing form and award letter to Student Financial Services by the third day of each semester so that FSU can send a bill to your agency or government.  You must have completed your drop/add process by the third day of class, before submitting your Agency Billing form. Make sure you are fully enrolled before submitting your form. Failure to do so may result in you being charged a $100 late payment fee.


Canceled Schedule for Non-Payment

If you do not pay on time, your class schedule may be canceled for non-payment and you may no longer be permitted to attend your classes. If this happens, your immigration status may be in danger of termination. If you know that you cannot pay your tuition and fees on time, please speak with Student Financial Services in advance to see if you may be eligible for a payment plan.


Transportation

Seminole Express Hours

The Seminole Express Bus Service provides transportation to, around, and from campus to the surrounding Tallahassee areas for Faculty, Staff, Students and Visitors.  No identification card or fare is required.


Bus Names

Renegade, Garnet, Heritage, Tomahawk, Innovation, Gold, Osceola
Monday- Friday
Fall/Spring 7:00am-8:00pm (Fall service starts August 19)
Summer 7:00am - 5:00pm (until August 7)

The Nite Nole bus route is an extension of the Seminole Express bus service.
Fall & Spring Semesters: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30PM - 3:00AM
Summer Semester: Does Not Run
Click here for Seminole Express Route maps.
Download the myFSU mobile app and take the Bus Tracker with you
View & track Seminole Express Buses in real time


Star Metro

All students, faculty and staff can also ride any StarMetro bus throughout the City of Tallahassee for free by swiping a valid FSUCard.

Visit the Star Metro website
Check out all the StarMetro Routes


Other Transportation

Nole Cab
Your reliable cab ride home a discounted rate for students with a valid FSUCard.
7 days a week, 10:00PM - 4:00AM
Up to 4 Students / $5 per Ride / Up to 2 Stops*
1 Student must present their FSUCard
(850) 645-TAXI (8294)
*Click here for the coverage map
*Click here for Flagging Zones

Gotcha Ride
A convenient and safe transportation option.
Monday - Thursday 7:30AM - 1:00AM; Friday 7:30AM - 3:30AM; and Saturday - Sunday 10:00PM - 3:30AM.
The ride is always free, but tips are good karma!
If you need a ride, call (850) 270-6787.

S.A.F.E. Connection
(Student Alert Force Escort Connection) is a free service provided to FSU Students, and promotes awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol. S.A.F.E. Call (850) 644-SAFE (7233).

Other Taxi Companies
City Taxi, (850) 562-4222 - http://taxitallahassee.com/ 
Discount Transportation LLC., (850) 264-3418 - http://www.discounttaxionline.com/ 
Yellow Cab, (850) 999-9999 - http://yellowcabtallahassee.com/ 
American Transportation - (850) 228-9669 - http://www.americanvantransportation.com


Out of town/intercity bus services

http://www.redcoachusa.com/
http://www.gmgtrans.com/
http://www.greyhound.com/
http://us.megabus.com/

Immunizations

  • All enrolled students are required to submit an immunization record completed by a physician or clinic using the form and directions at this website - http://uhs.fsu.edu/forms/forms.html.  Please read the immunization form carefully to ensure that you have all required immunizations or have waived those that are optional. 
  • If you are missing vaccinations, the FSU insurance covers 100% of the cost of required vaccinations obtained at the Health Center, but be sure to schedule the vaccination appointment after the start date of your FSU coverage.  Coverage dates are at www.studentinsurance.fsu.edu.  
  • Students will have a hold on their class registration until they have met the immunization requirements and submitted the required documentation.  Any questions and documentation should be directed to the Health Center – http://uhs.fsu.edu.  Due to privacy laws, the CGE cannot accept or handle any medical records.

Insurance

Banking

  • Students can open bank accounts without having a Social Security number at one of the following banks located near the FSU campus – Suntrust, Bank of America, or Wells Fargo.
  • Do not use any FSU assigned identification number in place of an SSN to open a bank account, as this can be considered fraud.
  • Students should wait to open a bank account until they have a permanent address, as the bank will send a debit card to the address used at the time of application.
  • Banks require two forms of identification for opening the account, such as an FSU Card and passport.
  • Checks deposited at the time of opening the account may be held for 5-7 days, meaning funds will not be available for that time.
  • Students are not required to have a Suntrust account attached to their FSU Card, but may avoid some transaction costs when paying tuition and fees with a Suntrust account.  Paying by check, drawn on any bank, also avoids these fees.