Florida Southern College
Lakeland, FL, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$24,679
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$21,141
$30k - $48k
$20,353
$48k - $75k
$23,367
$75k - $110k
$27,022
$110k+
$28,918
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$36,348
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$36,348
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,670
Books and Supplies
$1,250
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
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Financial Aid Email: financialaid@flsouthern.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
79%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,189
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,516
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,408
Students receiving state aid
59%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,712
Students receiving federal aid
27%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,516
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$25,447
$30k - $48k
$24,355
$48k - $75k
$21,773
$75k - $110k
$20,198
$110k+
$19,734
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$1,854,681
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$16,465,123

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
87%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,733
Students receiving federal loans
87%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,297
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,022
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,921
Loan Default Rate
6%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$264

What Students Are Saying

3.59 Average Rating
Keeping in mind that FSC is a private institution might help when the bill comes in the mail. The student has to realize it's also their responsibility whether FSC is worth the price, such being serious about their education (not skipping classes just because they don't feel like it, etc.) and getting involved.
Jasmine from Lakeland, FL
FSC gives you your money's worth. The professors are excellent and the services offered (tutoring, physical training, outdoor rec, career advice, tech center, ect) are all handy and top notch. Everyone I know misses FSC when on break and can't wait to go back!
Cori from Mulberry, FL
While FSC is a great place to go to school, it is also very expensive. The school offers a lot of scholarships and financial aid to the students, but there's still quite a bit of money that comes out of pocket. But don't let that discourage you! The education, experience and relationships you will make here are worth every penny!
Kelsey from Lakeland, FL
i absolutely love the professors and faculty here. most of the professors here have doctorate degrees and are amazing teachers and leaders of this college most of the faculty here go beyond there job title to help out students in need and just be great role models to all of us.
Vivian-teri from Jacksonville, FL
Florida Southern College has recently started a concept called engaged learning. This helps the student really take hold of their education and run off with it. You are in control of your future and Florida Southern follows through with that.
Kristin from Lakeland, FL
It's a little pricey, but once you accept your Admission's Adviser will try to find you scholarships within the school to make tuition more affordable. On Campus, use your swipes, you prepay for them and it is open buffet all you can eat,and take some fruit with you as you go for a snack later. Coffee at tutu's is great, if you like fancy coffee drinks with flavors and espresso, cremice's are tasty bu expensive, get an ice caramel macchiato or a flavored ice coffee for same great taste but less money.
Florida Southern does have some campus books where it is specific for that campus but having worked there, with an employee discount on used books it is still cheaper to buy books elsewhere; online, from a former student of that class, really, anywhere else.
All in all, Florida Southern College is the best decision you can make, honestly.
Taylor from Cape Coral, FL
It is really expensive, but most definitely worth it.
Christine from Ocoee, FL
The school is great about giving scholarships to make the school affordable for you, and while the tuition is still on the higher end, I believe it is well worth it. The attention difference between my school and my brother's (a state school) is tremendous. My professors know me, other faculty know me, and because of this, the school is willing to listen to your unique situation and help out in unconventional ways if necessary.
Erica from Schnecksville, PA
Its expensive, yes. But at the same time its worth it. The campus is amazing, the dorm rooms are pretty big, there is tons of food, and the tech offered to you (depending on you major).
Anonymous from New York, NY