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Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice
Graduate Tuition Information
Tuition for graduate students is charged per credit hour based on the student's admission status (Extended Studies, Melbourne campus, Florida Tech Online). Effective Fall 2017, Melbourne campus graduate students are permitted to register for a maximum of 14 credit hours.
Melbourne Campus $ 1,241/credit hour Aeronautics Online Graduate Programs (8230, 8231, 8232) $600/credit hour Extended Studies (excluding doctoral program) $600/credit hour Extended Studies Doctoral Program (DBA) (admitted before Summer 2015) $1,262/credit hour Extended Studies Doctoral Program (DBA) (admitted Summer 2015 or later) $ 1,288/credit hour Florida Tech Online (MBA) $896/credit hour Florida Tech Online (other graduate programs) $777credit hour Psychology Practicum $515/credit hour Psychology Internship $2,630/semester Psychology, Doctorate (Psy.D.) $29,430/year
Other Programs / Fees (nonrefundable)
Identity Verification for Online Course(s)
Final Program/Doctoral Comprehensive Exam
Full-time Melbourne Campus undergraduates
Graduation and Related Fees
Late Petition (final term)
Thesis/Dissertation Binding (number of copies varies by academic unit)
Reserved Parking Spot – Appropriate Lot – (student decal valid through May 31)
Full-time student (valid through Aug. 31)
Full-time student with Florida Tech license plate (valid through Aug. 31)
Motorcycle (valid through Aug. 31)
Audit/Continuing Education (waived for full-time undergraduate students)
English as a Second Language
History of Textiles
Online Course Technology Fee (charged for each registration into an online course)
$150/.5 credit hour
Student Account Fees
Identification Card Replacement
Returned Check (item)
Student Services Fee
Full-time Melbourne Campus students
All flight fees shown are to be used as guidelines only and are subject to change. Variations in fuel price, student aptitude and performance, and other factors beyond the university's control may impact total flight course costs.
Cost for each flight course is the sum of four cost components: aircraft (dry/no fuel), fuel, flight instructor and flight training device (FTD/simulator). The component costs for Summer 2017, Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 are:
Cost Component Cost/Hour Archer Aircraft (dry/no fuel) $135 Arrow Aircraft (dry/no fuel) $155 Citabria Aircraft (dry/no fuel) $135 Seminole Aircraft (dry/no fuel) $220 Warrior Aircraft (dry/no fuel) $124 Simulation Devices Cost/Hour Frasca 242 (multiengine trainer) $90 Frasca Mentor $60 Redbird Crosswind Trainer $40 Redbird MCX $70 Flight Instruction $60 Fuel Current market price/gallon multiplied by the average fuel consumption rate for the aircraft flown multiplied by the actual flight hours.
Budgeting for Flight
Flight training costs are incurred in addition to the university's regular tuition and fees. To assist in budgeting flight costs, Table A lists typical annual flight costs for the core flight courses, assuming a $6/gallon fuel price. Fuel is priced at the market rate, and due to the changing cost of fuel, oil and other petroleum products, a surcharge may be added.
TABLE A: Core Flight Curriculum
Typical Cost Outcome Year 1 70 $21,550 Private Pilot License plus additional experience Year 2 38 $11,908 Instrument Rating Year 3 95 $25,572 Commercial Pilot Multiengine (CP-ME) Year 4 25 $12,282 Flight Instructor – Airplane (elective) Total 228 $71,312
The largest single variable in flight training cost is student performance. Success in minimum time and cost can only be achieved with student dedication and thorough preparation for each lesson. Flight training performance incentive scholarships shall be awarded for first-year students whose flight training progress meets established goals for various flight phases. Additional flight electives beyond the core flight courses may be required depending on the degree program selected. Elective flight course minimum costs are listed in Table C.
TABLE B: Core Flight Courses Minimum Costs (with fuel/per term)
Core Courses Credit
Typical Cost AVF 1001 Flight 1 2 45 $11,986 AVF 1002 Flight 2 2 25 $9,564 AVF 2001 Flight 3 2 38 $11,908 AVF 2102 Flight 4 2 95 $25,572 Total 203 $59,030
TABLE C: Elective Flight Courses Minimum Costs
(minimum flight fees with fuel)
Min. Cost AVF 1000 Private Pilot Certificate 2 45 $13,346 AVF 1003 CP Stage 1 2 25 $5,995 AVF 2002 Flight 4 (CP-SE) 2 95 $21,438 AVF 2103 CP-SE Add-on to CP-ME 1 13 $4,127 AVF 3001 Flight Instructor-Airplane 2 25 $8,680 AVF 3002 Flight Instructor-Instrument 2 15 $4,515 AVF 3004 Complex Instrument (Arrow) 2 16 $4,202 AVF 3005 TAA Instruments 2 6 $5,314 AVF 3008 Aerobatic Flight (Citabria) 1 7 $2,626 AVF 3009 Intermediate Aerobatic (Citabria) 1 7 $2,586 AVF 3010 International Operations (Seminole) 1 6 $2,987 AVF 3012 Conventional Gear Transition (Citabria) 1 12 $4,110 AVF 3101 CFI-SE Add-on to MEI 2 NA $6,938 AVF 4001 Multiengine Pilot 2 19 $8,474 AVF 4002 Flight Instructor-ME 2 25 $10,023 AVF 4003 Air Taxi 2 19 $7,040 AVF 4006 ME Crew Operations 2 50 $10,466 AVF 4090 Special Topics in Flight Training 0–3 Varies Varies AVF 4090 Jet Transition (Special Topics) 2 $3,800 AVF 4102 Initial CFI-ME 2 28 $10,300 AVF 4500 Commercial Pilot Certificate and Type Rating 3 Varies $11,500
Books and Equipment $750 FAA Written Tests $165/each FAA Medical Exam $100 FAA Examiner Checkride $550/$700/each
Making Your Flight Payment
The Panther Card must be used to pay flight costs on a pay-as-you-go basis. An initial deposit of $4,000 (or the minimum flight course cost if less than $4,000) is required at the beginning of each course. Flight costs are calculated and deducted from the Panther Card account at the conclusion of each lesson. A $1,000 minimum balance is required in most courses to ensure flight training continuity.
All freshmen are required to select meal plan A1 or A2. Upperclassmen may choose A1, A2, U1 or U2. Meal plan contracts are for the academic year and may be changed between semesters by contacting the Campus Services Office. Flex Credits carry over between Fall Semester 2016 and Spring Semester 2017. Flex Credits have no residual cash value and are zeroed out at the end of the Spring Semester 2017.
Per Semester/Per Person
Plan Cost Meal Plan A1 Unlimited meals 7 days/week & $300 Flex Credits $2,940 Meal Plan A2 Unlimited meals 5 days/week & $500 Flex Credits $2,940 Meal Plan U1* Unlimited lunch Mon.-Fri. & $800 Flex Credits $1,775 Meal Plan U2* $1,775 Flex Credits $1,775 Commuter Plan A** Unlimited lunch Mon.-Fri. $975 Commuter Plan B** $600 Flex Credits $600 Commuter Plan C** $250 Flex Credits $250 Commuter Plan D** Block 50 PDH Meals $450 Summer Plan A Block 50 PDH Meals & $250 Flex Credits $500 Summer Plan B $500 Flex Credits $500 Summer Plan C $250 Flex Credits $250
*Upperclassmen only **Off-campus students only
Contact the Campus Services Office
(321) 674-8076, Fax (321) 674-7444, email email@example.com
Housing contracts are for the academic year. Contracts may not be canceled unless the student withdraws or does not enroll at the university. All freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus. Transfer credits do not impact the residency requirement.
Per Semester/Per Occupant
Residence Halls Cost/Term Single occupant with private bathroom (Bownlie) $3,390 Single occupant with private bathroom (Evans, Quad) $3,390 Single occupant with shared bathroom (Quad) $3,195 Double occupant with semi-private bathroom (Brownlie) $3,030 Double occupant with shared bathroom (Evans) $3,030 Double occupant with shared bathroom (Quad) $2,210 Double occupant with shared bathroom (Roberts) $2,600 Columbia Village $3,500 Harris Village Suites One-bedroom suites $4,775 Two-bedroom suites $4,000 Four-bedroom suites $3,750 Mary Star of the Sea – Newman Hall One-bedroom apartment $4,910 Two-bedroom apartment $4,340 Four-bedroom apartment $3,950 Panther Bay Village Apartments $4,000 Southgate Village Apartments Single occupant studio apartment $4,190 Single occupant one-bedroom apartment $4,325 Double occupant two-bedroom apartment $3,875 Triple occupant three-bedroom apartment $3,500
Housing space is limited. The university makes every effort to accommodate your room or apartment request but cannot guarantee your choice. Fees are subject to change.
Student Health Insurance
Student health insurance is MANDATORY for full-time undergraduate (12 or more credits) and graduate (9 or more credits) students, including those enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Online students and students attending classes through Extended Studies or Florida Tech University Online do not meet the eligibility requirements.
Domestic students may apply to waive university-sponsored insurance by providing proof of coverage through PantherPass by the end of the second Friday of classes.
It is MANDATORY for all international students to be covered by the university's health insurance plan.
Exceptions may be granted only if you have an insurance plan that meets very strict requirements in order for you to qualify for the waiver. You may request a waiver of the insurance fee by completing a form and providing proof of appropriate insurance to the Business and Retail Operations Office. Waiver forms are available from the Business and Retail Operations Office. Florida Tech will not accept coverage by an insurance company outside the United States. Rates are subject to change when the policy is renewed.
Basic Accident and Sickness Coverage Student $1,234 Spouse $1,764 Each Dependent Child $1,525
Questions regarding Health Insurance?
Contact the Business and Retail Operations Office
(321) 674-7707, Fax (321) 674-7706