Tuition and Billing Services
Florida Prepaid students will have their Florida Prepaid accounts billed automatically after the drop/add period every term based on the number of credit hours enrolled. Students will be notified by their FAU email that Florida Prepaid has been billed and will be notified again once FAU has posted the payment.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Florida Atlantic University (hereafter, FAU) know I have Florida Prepaid?
At the beginning of each term, FAU matches a list of currently enrolled students to Florida Prepaid’s database using the students’ social security number. There is no need to check-in with the Controller’s Office with your Florida Prepaid card. However, please ensure your social security number is on file with the Registrar’s Office so we can bill your account. Please contact the Registrar’s Office to confirm that your social security number is on file by calling 561-297-3050.
How will FAU bill my Florida Prepaid account?
Billing of Florida Prepaid is an automated process completed after the add/drop period of each term and is based on the number of credit hours a student is enrolled in each term.
When will Florida Prepaid be applied to my account?
Florida Prepaid payments are posted approximately three to four weeks after the last day to pay for the applicable part of term.
Although, the Florida Prepaid billing process is automated, the files must be uploaded and accepted by Florida Prepaid before payments are processed and sent to FAU. Approximately two weeks after the file is accepted, Florida Prepaid will generate a payment file that is sent to FAU. Shortly after FAU receives the file, Florida Prepaid will be applied to your account.
You will receive an email notification once your Florida Prepaid account has been billed with the expected payment date. You will then receive a second email notification once payment has been applied to your account.
How much will Florida Prepaid pay towards my account balance?
Florida Prepaid will not cover all your tuition and fees. Please click here to estimate the amount you will be receiving based on your plan. If you are unsure of which plan you have, please view your Florida Prepaid card, or contact Florida Prepaid directly at 1-(800)-552-4723.
How much will Florida Prepaid pay towards my on-campus housing?
Please click here to view the housing payment rates. NOTE: Florida Prepaid does not cover housing for the Summer semesters.
What fees are not covered by my Florida Prepaid plan?
Florida Prepaid will not cover all your tuition and fees. The amount of tuition and fees covered is based on the Florida Prepaid plan you have. Please click here to review the Florida Prepaid Coverage Chart.
When do I pay my remaining balance?
All tuition and fees not covered by your Florida Prepaid plan (including those not covered by Financial Aid) have a deferred deadline to pay. Please click here to visit the Important Dates Calendar.
Can Florida Prepaid be applied before my Financial Aid?
Financial Aid is applied during the second and third week of classes before the Florida Prepaid payment is received. Once Florida Prepaid is received, you will be issued a refund if the total payments on your account exceed your total charges.
I have both Florida Prepaid and Florida Bright Futures. What can I do?
Depending on the type of Florida Bright Futures you are receiving, you may have fees you will be required to pay out-of-pocket. By using a combination of Florida Bright Futures and Florida Prepaid, you may reduce the amount of money you have to pay out-of-pocket.
Florida Bright Futures falls under the category of ‘Financial Aid’ and will be applied to you FAU account within the first 3 weeks of classes.
Florida Prepaid will be applied to your account 3-4 weeks after the last day to add/drop.
If your combined payments from Florida Bright Futures and Florida Prepaid are MORE than your semester charges, you will be issued a refund for the difference.
If your combined payments from Florida Bright Futures and Florida Prepaid are LESS than your semester charges, you will be responsible for paying the remaining balance prior to the published deadline found here .
If a refund results from the Florida Prepaid payment to FAU, how will I receive the refund?
If you have direct deposit set up, the funds will be direct deposited into your bank account. If you do not have direct deposit, your check will be mailed to the address on file with FAU.
What if I am receiving a Florida Prepaid account through FAU Foundation?
If you are receiving Florida Prepaid through the FAU Foundation, you may be required to complete a survey through Florida Prepaid before your account can be billed. Please contact Florida Prepaid at 1-(800)-552-4723.
What if I do not want my Florida Prepaid account billed?
If you do not want your Florida Prepaid account to be billed for a semester, you must submit the Request for Change in Billing form by 5pm on the last day to add/drop for each term. Please click here to view the Change in Billing form.
What if I want to save my Florida Prepaid credits to use in Graduate School?
You can submit a Change in Billing Form by 5pm on the last day to add/drop for each semester to the Tuition and Billing Office. Please click here to view the Change in Billing form. NOTE: Florida Prepaid is based on undergraduate level courses, which means it will only pay out at the undergraduate rate.
I am now in a Graduate program, what do I need to do to use my Florida Prepaid account towards my Graduate level courses?
If you are using your Florida Prepaid account towards your graduate level courses using the undergraduate level rates, no further action is required.
If you are using your Florida Prepaid account and wish to request additional funding from your Florida Prepaid account, you will need to receive approval from the Florida Prepaid board to bill for an unrestricted amount by 5pm on the last day to add/drop for each part of term. You can contact Florida Prepaid at 1-(800)-552-4723.
Florida Prepaid Payment Rates
Use the chart below to determine the estimated amount Florida Prepaid will cover for the semester based on the credit hours you are enrolled in and your corresponding Florida Prepaid plan. Any balance not covered by your Florida Prepaid plan is your responsibility to pay before 5pm on the last day to pay for Florida Prepaid students. Please click here to find the last day to pay for Florida Prepaid students.
Tuition & Fee Payment Rates
|Credit Hours Enrolled||Tuition Only Plan||Tuition & Local Fee Plans||Tuition & Differential Plans||Tuition, Local Fee, & Differential Plans|
Housing Payment Rates
Double Room in Heritage Park Towers or Glade Park Towers
Double Room in Indian River Towers or Parliament Hall
For all room fees greater than $3,650
Florida Prepaid Coverage
Florida Prepaid coverage varies by the plan purchased. Florida Prepaid does not cover all tuition and fees. Please see the chart below to determine what charges are covered by your Florida Prepaid plan:
|Tuition & Other fees||Fee Amount||Tuition Only Plan||Tuition & Local Fee Plans||Tuition & Differential Plans||Tuition, Local Fee, & Differential Plans|
|Per Credit Hour Fees|
|*Tuition Differential Fee||$40.13||*Not Covered||*Not Covered||Covered||Covered|
|Capital Improvement Fee||$6.76||Covered||Covered||Covered||Covered|
|Financial Aid Fee||$5.16||Covered||Covered||Covered||Covered|
|Activity & Service Fee||$12.32||Not Covered||Covered||Not Covered||Covered|
|Athletic Fee||$19.27||Not Covered||Covered||Not Covered||Covered|
|Health Fee||$9.42||Not Covered||Covered||Not Covered||Covered|
|Technology Fee||$5.16||Not Covered||Not Covered||Not Covered||Not Covered|
|eLearning Fee (per credit hour)||$30.00||Not Covered||Not Covered||Not Covered||Not Covered|
|Lecture Capture Video Stream Fee||$180.00||Not Covered||Not Covered||Not Covered||Not Covered|
|Repeat Course Surcharge||$177.57||Not Covered||Not Covered||Not Covered||Not Covered|
|Flat Rate Fees|
|Owl Card Fee||$10.00||Not Covered||Not Covered||Not Covered||Not Covered|
|Transportation Access Fee (Fall & Spring)||$76.90||Not Covered||Not Covered||Not Covered||Not Covered|
|Transportation Access Fee (Summer)||$32.04||Not Covered||Not Covered||Not Covered||Not Covered|
|Lab Fees||Varies||Not Covered||Not Covered||Not Covered||Not Covered|
|Equipment Fees||Varies||Not Covered||Not Covered||Not Covered||Not Covered|
* Florida Prepaid plans purchased prior to 7/1/07 or recipients of a STARS or Take Stock in Children Scholarships will have the Tuition Differential Fee covered as long as the account is being actively billed by FAU and credits are available.