Cost & 2+2 Scholarship

Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Program Cost

The following cost estimates are for a typical 2-semester year with a course load of 15 credit hours per semester. Additional fees may be assessed for science labs, late registration, late payment, installment payment plans, and late installment payment. Cost of attendance* and fees are subject to change.

Cost of Attendance $280 per credit hour (Tuition $115.08 and local fees $164.92 Cost
30 credit hours $8,400
Other Fees  
Application fee (first semester only) $100
FSU ID ($5.00 per semester) $10
Technology/Recreation fee ($125 per semester) $250
 Health Services ($20 per semester) $40
Total $8,800

We currently do not offer a meal plan. For housing costs click here

Graduate Program Cost

The following cost estimates are for a typical program of 31 hours with a course load distributed in 5 semesters. Tuition and fees are subject to change:

Tuition Cost
31 semester hours @ $ 400.00 per credit hour $12,400
Application fee (first semester only) $100
FSU ID ($5.00 per semester) for 5 semesters $25
Technology/Recreation fee ($125 per semester) for 5 semesters $625
Health Services ($20 per semester) for 5 semesters $100
Total $13,250

Graduate Zero Semester-Hour Course Fees

Students registered for zero semester hour graduate level courses (such as the comprehensive exam or GRE for Spanish) with additional courses will not be charged for the zero credit hour course. When registering for a zero credit hour course only, the student will be charged for one semester hour, plus technology and insurance fees. For the reason, it is best to plan on the comprehensive exam while enrolled in your last semester of coursework, in order to avoid additional fees.


Students who are citizens of a Latin American or Caribbean country enrolled at FSU-Panama are eligible for our “2+2” scholarship program, which allows them to complete up to 2 years of undergraduate studies at our main campus in Tallahassee paying in-state tuition (an estimated annual savings of $15,000).

For additional information on our “2+2” scholarship program please contact our office of Admissions and Records.

The following general criteria apply:

  • Be a citizen of a Latin American or Caribbean country. Eligible Latin American and Caribbean countries and territories are: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean Netherlands, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, EL Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadaloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten/St. Martin, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.
  • Be officially admitted as a regular degree- seeking student by FSU.
  • Complete at least 60 credit hours of course work at FSU Panama.
  • Have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) on all FSU coursework.
  • Complete the “Liberal Studies Requirement” (consists of thirty-six credit hours in the areas of English Composition, History/Social Science, Humanities/Fine Arts, and Natural Sciences).


Estimated Annual Cost of Undergraduate Studies
at the FSU Main Campus in Tallahassee
2020-2021 (subject to change)

With 2+2
Without 2+2
On-Campus Housing
Food (Meal Plan)

*The above totals do not include the cost of health insurance. Students who do not show proof of existing comparable coverage may enroll in the university-sponsored plan at a cost of $3,000/year.


FSU Panama accepts payments through personal checks, VISA, Master Card, CLAVE, drafts against a U.S. bank, and wire transfers. The Installment Plan allows students to pay their semester tuition in three installments for an additional fee of $50.00. Payments should be processed in our offices and not online.

We also accept the following forms of financial assistance:

  • Florida Residents: Florida Pre-Paid and Bright Futures
  • Panamanian students: IFARHU loans and scholarships from SENACYT.
  • U.S. students: Federal Student Aid through FAFSA. Apply at
  • Veterans of the U.S Armed Forces: Veterans Educational Benefits for veterans and their dependants


When applying for Veterans Educational Benefits, students or parents must use the following address as the school address:

Florida State University Panama
A4300 University Center
PO Box 3062431
Tallahassee, FL 32306

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