You will pay no tuition fees to your host university.
For the 2018/19 Academic year in order to satisfy US Visa regulations you will need to prove that you have access to $6,676 for Fall (Semester 1) only, $7,295 for Spring (Semester 2) only and $14,754 for the academic year. This is the amount that the host institution believes that it will cost you to live there for the duration of your studies.
Below a list of estimated expenses in US dollars. Actual expenses may vary from person to person.
|Shipment of Immigration Documents
||$50-90 depending on location
||Paid to home university directly
||$600-$1000 per month
||$300-$600 per month
|Books & Supplies
||$500 per semester
|FSU Student Health Insurance
||Academic Year: $2,750 Fall: $1,100 Spring/Summer: $1,650
|FSU Student ID Card Fee
||$5 per semester
|FSU Transcript Fee
||$12.75 per copy
Health Insurance: Florida State University and the State of Florida, in addition the US government, have very specific requirements regarding health insurance for J-1, non-degree students.
The FSU Student Health Plan offers comprehensive coverage that meets all of these requirements and allows students to use the FSU Student Health Center without paying for the visit and costs upfront. Therefore, it is recommended that international students enroll in the university’s approved plan. Students may purchase insurance after receiving notice of admission to FSU and creating an “FSUID” login account. Purchase the FSU Student Health Plan here.
In addition to the FSU Student Health Plan, an alternative plan option that meets the FSU/State of Florida/US government requirements is offered from a company named “ISO”. Note that in general a cheaper health insurance plan does not mean it offers the same coverage as another plan. It is important to do one’s own research to make the best choice that meets an individual’s needs. There are two acceptable plans through ISO, listed on the website.
If purchasing insurance through ISO, students must register with the following information:
• Visa: J1
• Status: International Student
• School: Florida State University J1 Exchange
Health insurance and/or Travel insurance plans from the student’s home country do not meet the very specific state requirements for mental health care, and they require students to pay for healthcare services out of pocket and apply for reimbursement, which can cause a significant financial burden during the short study program. Therefore, only the FSU Student Health Plan or the 2 ISO health insurance plans mentioned above will be accepted. No other insurance plans will be reviewed or accepted to meet this requirement. Students must submit proof of insurance enrollment after admission to FSU.
Student Immunization Requirements: All students are required to submit proof of immunizations before being registered for classes by the Center for Global Engagement. Two combined MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccinations administered after the student’s 1st birthday and at least 28 days apart are required. The Immunization Form must be signed by a doctor or clinician. Download the Immunization Form here.