University Undergraduate Expenses - Full-time - 2020-2021

Tuition (9 months) $49,140
Student Life Fee $360
Residence Halls (average) $8,640
Board (19 meal plan) $6,000
Total $64,1401

University Undergraduate Expenses - Part-time - 2020-2021

Undergraduate Tuition per Unit Course $4,950
Orientation Fee (new students - one-time charge full-time) $200
Orientation Fee (new students - one-time charge part-time) $100
Audit Fee Tuition per Unit Course $1,100

DeLand Campus Undergraduate Summer Expenses - 2021

Summer School Tuition per Unit Course $2,280
Summer Audit Fee Tuition per Unit Course $500

The University reserves the right to adjust the above expenses at the beginning of each term.

Student Life Fee

The Student Life Fee is used to provide students the opportunity to attend various lectures, musicals, concerts, plays, etc. without charge. It also provides access to use the fitness room, field house, swimming pool, and other health and wellness activities at the Hollis Center.

Orientation Fee

This one-time, mandatory, non-refundable fee covers special services and programs for new students, including fall welcoming activities, the cost of providing meals for new students at events throughout the academic year, information packets, and additional activities during the period of Extended Orientation (August to May).

Enrollment Deposit

Upon notification of acceptance, all admitted students intending to enroll, except auditors, are required to pay an enrollment deposit of $500.  This deposit is due on or before May 1 or within three weeks of notification of admission for those students admitted after May 1. The deposit is applied to the student’s account within the same school year for which the deposit is requested. Residence hall rooms are assigned in order of receipt of the enrollment deposit. Detailed information with room rents and descriptions may be obtained from the Director of Residential Life. Further information concerning residence hall policies and facilities can be found in the Guide to Residential Living & Policies website.

Identification Cards (ID Cards)

ID cards are issued for new students at the beginning of each semester. These cards are used for meals, cultural credits, student discounts at local vendors, to check out books in the library, to purchase parking decals, in some instances as a declining balance card, and much more. If this card is lost or stolen it must be reported to the ID/Meal Card office immediately. There is a $20.00 charge for each reprint (no matter the reason). This charge can be paid by cash, check, or debit/credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, or Discover).

Meal Plan Selection and Pricing

Stetson University Dining Services knows the hectic life of a college student. It can be difficult to squeeze in a proper meal between classes and activities, but we're here to help. Our dining locations are near the residence halls and classrooms with hours starting at 7:00 am and as late as 2:00 am. We understand that each student has different needs and eating habits. We have implemented a food nutrition analysis program, are offering more low-fat, vegetarian and vegan meals, created more flexibility with meal plans, and continue to maintain the highest level of quality food and customer service.

Meal Plans                    

Stetson University Dining Services has several different meal plan options to best fit your dining habits. When choosing your plan, it is important to remember factors like your class schedule and eating habits (especially frequency and quantity). Plans will begin on the first day of classes and will end at final exams in each semester. There will be dates when meal plans are not in effect (nor will you be charged for them), such as holidays, which will be posted at a later date.

Each meal plan comes with an allotment of meals for the week (19, 15, 10). Two unlimited plans and a block plan are also available.  The week starts on Friday and ends Thursday at midnight; therefore every Friday morning the plan will reset with the appropriate number of meals. Each time a student dines at one of our locations, a meal is deducted from the account. Residential dining meals are served with unlimited seconds under an “all-you-care-to-eat” format.  In the Hat Rack or the Coffee Shop, meal equivalencies are available providing students the opportunity to use meal swipes for selected combos or snack packages.  The exclusive unlimited meal plan provides unlimited swipes in the cafeteria only.

The meal plans also come with a predetermined amount of Hatter Bucks for the semester. One Hatter Buck is equivalent to one dollar. These are spendable dollars that can be used in the Commons, Hat Rack, Coffee Shop, Athletic Concessions, the on-campus convenience store, or for late night pizza delivery. At the end of the fall semester, any Hatter Bucks left will roll over to the spring semester. At the end of the spring semester any Hatter Bucks that are left will not roll over nor are they refundable. No matter what plan is selected, additional Hatter Bucks can be added at any time. After the drop/add period of each semester additional Hatter Bucks cannot be billed to the student account and must be paid for by cash, check, or with Visa, Master Card, American Express, or Discover.

Resident freshmen and sophomore students are required to participate in the dining service program.  Resident juniors and seniors are exempt from the required meal plan.

Plan Selection Description Semester Price Per Plan
1 19 meals plus $50 Hatter Bucks $3,000
2 15 meals plus $175 Hatter Bucks $2,900
3 10 meals plus $175 Hatter Bucks $1,990
4 Block Meal Plan-115 meals per semester plus $250 Hatter Bucks $1,525
5 Unlimited meals plus $50 Hatter Bucks $3,650
7 75 Block Meal Plan plus $25 Hatter Bucks (commuters only) $825
8 25 Block Meal Plan plus $75 Hatter Bucks (commuters only) $350
9 Unlimited meals (exclusive) plus $50 Hatter Bucks $3,365
  • Freshmen living in residence must choose either meal plan 1, 2, 5 or 9.
  • Sophomores living in residence must choose any meal plan listed (1-5, 9).
  • Juniors and seniors may choose any meal plan listed (1-5, 9).
  • Commuters may choose any plan (1-5, 9) with additional options (7-8).

Note: Freshmen and Sophomores living in residence will automatically be assigned plan 1, which may be changed to plan 2 for Freshmen or to another plan for Sophomores prior to the drop/add date.


All students enrolled at Stetson University are expected to have adequate health insurance to cover them while attending the University. In an effort to make affordable coverage available to those who may not have any insurance or those who have limited insurance, a student accident and sickness health plan will be offered to provide quality health care to Stetson students at a reasonable cost. The Student Insurance Plan policy runs annually from the Fall Semester to the end of the Summer Semester and the Annual Plan will provide continuous coverage for that policy year including while off campus or home during campus breaks, as per the policy terms. Semester-only plans may also be available.

For more information regarding the student insurance plan and how to enroll, please visit Insurance Information for Students at the Health Services website.

International Students

Please see Insurance requirements under the Immunization Records/Insurance Policy section of this Catalog.

University Bookstore

The bookstore accepts cash, personal checks with a student I.D., MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express credit cards.

Student Billing

Undergraduate students taking 12 or more credits in the fall or spring semesters will be billed at the full-time semester rate. Students taking 11 or fewer credits in the fall or spring semesters in undergraduate courses will be billed per credit. For part-time graduate tuition, please see the appropriate sections of the Catalog. Tuition assessments will be based on the student's course load as of the last day of the add/drop period, excluding full withdrawals. The last day to drop a course without financial penalty is specified in the Academic Calendar. The bill must be paid in full before registration or establish Stetson's Monthly Payment Plan unless other arrangements have been made with the Bursar's Office. The University accepts cash and checks in the office. Credit and/or debit cards and e-check payments are accepted online. All accounts must be paid in full for a student to receive a diploma or request/access a transcript.

Policy on Student Accounts Receivable

Financial arrangements for the satisfaction of student account balances must be completed prior to the first day of classes.

Late Payment Fee Policy

Late fees for the Fall/Spring semesters will be calculated based on 2.5% of the outstanding balance on student accounts. This percentage will be charged once per semester as long as an outstanding balance remains. Students who enroll in Stetson’s Monthly Payment Plan (MPP) will be assessed fees according to the MPP plan.

The Bursar’s Office and/or other University offices will no longer waive late fees. Late fees will not be waived for students anticipating financial aid payments. Pending financial aid must be Memo/Authorized to be applied towards the outstanding balance. The balance due on the account is the student's responsibility.

Graduation – Book Charges – Meal Plans

Upon graduation, balances must be paid in full in order to receive/access transcripts or a diploma.

Degree candidates must file an application for graduation, with a $100 fee, in the Office of the Registrar.  Graduation application deadlines are listed in the Academic Calendar. After the graduation application deadline, graduation fees are $200.

Students may not charge books to their student account, except for fully-funded scholarship students. Please contact the Office of Financial Planning for assistance with your bookstore voucher.

After semester meal plans are set (see Academic Calendar for last day to change meal plan selections), students may not charge additional meal points to their student account. After that date, students may only purchase additional meal points with cash, by check, or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express).

If you have questions, you may contact the Office of the Bursar at 386-822-7050, by e-mail at stuaccts@stetson.edu, or visit a student accounts representative in the OneStop Office.

Student Withdrawal and Dropped Courses

Students officially withdrawing from their entire course load during the first half of a fall or spring semester will receive a prorated tuition, fees, meal plan and housing credit as follows under Important Refund Dates.

Tuition Charge Adjustment Dates for Fall and Spring, 2020-2021 Traditional Programs

Fall Semester 2020

Refund From To
100% -- August 20
75% August 21 September 4
50% September 5 September 18
25% September 19 October 2

Spring Semester 2021

Refund From To
100% -- January 14
75% January 15 January 24
50% January 25 February 7
25% February 8 February 21

Withdrawing or dropping courses will impact your financial aid and could result in the student owing a balance to the University and/or federal government. Financial Aid will be prorated at the same rate as tuition, as stated above. For more information, see the Financial Aid section of the catalog or schedule an appointment with the Office of Student Financial Planning at 386-822-7120.

Non-Traditional Programs

  • On or before the first day of class – 100% credit
  • After the end of the first day of classes, but on or before 10% of the term has elapsed – 75% credit
  • After 10% but on or before 25% of the term has elapsed – 50% credit
  • After 25% of the term has elapsed – no credit

In the summer term, students who withdraw within the first week will receive a tuition and residence hall pro-ration of 50%. After one week, Stetson will not prorate the tuition.

  • Any amount credited under this section will be applied first to any unpaid charges on the student’s account. Students receiving federal assistance should read Return of Federal Funds elsewhere in this Catalog.
  • No adjustments - other than those described above - are made for any fees. Any appeal regarding withdrawals or drop refunds should be directed to the Vice President for Business.
  • Courses dropped on or before the last day of the add/drop period, excluding official withdrawals, are credited at 100% if the student is billed on a per credit basis.
  • No refund is given for courses dropped after the add/drop period. Note carefully that this schedule for financial adjustment does not coincide with the schedule for dropping of class registration for academic record purposes.