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1700 Lee Hall Drive
105 Foote-Hilyer Administration Center
Tallahassee, FL. 32307
 
 

Excess Credit Hours


Students who exceed the hours required to complete their baccalaureate degree programs are required to pay an excess hour surcharge for each credit hour in excess. The excess hour surcharge shall become effective for students who enter the university for the first time and maintain continuous enrollment as follows:

(a) For the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 academic years, an excess hour surcharge equal to 50 percent of the tuition rate for each credit hour in excess of 120 percent.

(b) For the 2011-2012 academic year, an excess hour surcharge equal to 100 percent of the tuition rate for each credit hour in excess of 115 percent.

(c) For the 2012-2013 academic year and thereafter, an excess hour surcharge equal to 100 percent of the tuition rate for each credit hour in excess of 110 percent.

For example; students whose majors require 120 credit hours and who entered Florida A&M University in;

(a) 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 academic years, an excess hour Surcharge equal to 50 percent of the tuition rate will be accessed for each credit hour in excess of 144

(b) 2011-2012 academic year, an excess hour surcharge equal to 100 percent of the tuition rate will be accessed for each credit hour in excess of 138

(c) 2012-2013 academic year and thereafter, an excess hour surcharge equal to 100 percent of the tuition rate will be accessed for each credit hour in excess of 132

All credit hours for courses attempted at Florida A&M University for which the student is seeking a baccalaureate degree will be considered when calculating the credit hours for the surcharge, including:

-        Failed courses

-        Courses that are dropped or withdrawn from after the university's advertised last day of drop/add period except for courses from which a student withdrew due to reasons of medical or personal hardship

-        Repeated courses, except those for which the student has paid the full cost of instruction (Repeat course charge applied)

-        All credit hours earned at another institution and accepted for transfer by Florida A&M University and applied toward the student's baccalaureate degree program; and

-        Graduate credit that is attempted for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Credit that is used solely for the graduate degree will not be included

Credit hours that will not be calculated in the tuition surcharge for excess hours include;

-        College credits earned through an articulated accelerated mechanism, such as AP, IB, CLEP, AICE, DANTE, Excelsior, or Dual enrollment

-        Credit hours earned through internship programs

-        Credit hours required for certification, recertification, or certificate programs

-        Credit hours in courses from which a student must withdraw due to reasons of medical or personal hardship

-        Credit hours earned by a returning student seeking a second baccalaureate degree so long as the student began the first baccalaureate program before fall 2009

-        Credit hours taken by active-duty military personnel. Students will be required to submit documentation of their active duty status

-        Credit hours required to achieve a dual major taken while pursuing a baccalaureate degree

-        Remedial and English as a Second Language credit hours. This includes foreign language courses taken by a student in order to meet State University System requirement

-        Credit hours earned in military science courses that are part of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program

Students are advised to meet with their academic advisor to discuss their academic work.  If a student believes he/she is charged in error, the student should contact the registrar’s office at 850-599-3115.