Financial Holds /Delinquent Fees
Students who have amounts owed to the University greater than $.01 may not participate
in graduation ceremonies, receive a diploma, receive an associate in arts certificate,
or receive a transcript until all amounts owed to the University have been satisfactorily
settled. This includes library charges, health center charges, parking fines, and
other University debts. Accounts are sent to a collection agency if the student has had an outstanding debt
for 120 days or longer. These fees will not be removed unless there is a documented
University error. Students can avoid delinquency fees by monitoring their student
account weekly on iRattler. The student will be responsible for collection agency
costs per the University Board of Trustees.
Students who have amounts owed to the University less than $500.00 may be permitted
to register for subsequent terms.
If your Florida Prepaid plan or Third Party agreement does not pay the full amount
of tuition owed to the University, the balance must be paid by the fee payment deadline.
Intern Participation Certificates only pay the cost of matriculation fees, the balance
must be paid by the fee payment deadline. All state employee fee waivers must be turned
into the Office of Student Financial Services (Student Accounts Section) by the fifth
day of classes. Any balance due must be paid by the fee payment deadline.
A "Negative Service Indicator" is placed on the account of all students who have outstanding
charges due to the University. Students who have amounts owed to the University greater
than $.01 may not participate in graduation ceremonies, receive a diploma, receive
an associate in arts certificate, or receive a transcript until all amounts owed to
the University have been satisfactorily settled. The "stop" will not be removed to
receive University services until the debt is cleared.
Late Fee Waivers
Requests to waive late payment and late registration must be submitted prior to the
end of each academic term. The form must be completed to include all necessary documentation
Request for waiver of the $100.00 Late Registration Fee may be submitted to the Office
of the Registrar.
Request for waiver of the $100.00 Late Payment Fee may be submitted to the Office
of Student Financial Services in person or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waivers may be granted in situations involving administrative error or unusual circumstances
beyond the control of the student. Students will be required to present written documentation
of the circumstances involved. Waiver request are only accepted during the current
NOTE: Lack of funds is not a valid reason to waive the late payment fee or late registration
State Employee Fee Waivers
All state employees’ fee waivers must be turned into the Office of Student Financial
Services (Student Accounts Section) by the fifth day of classes. State employee fee
waivers pay for 6 hours plus the health fee and ID card fee. The student is responsible for the mandatory transportation access fee. If the student takes more than 6 hours, the State Employee Waiver will only cover
the cost of tuition. The student is responsible for payment of the additional course
fees, ID card fee, health fee and transportation access fee. The State Employee Fee
Waiver does not cover DIS, Thesis, Applied Music courses and/or Internship courses.
How to obtain a Book Voucher
Florida A&M University has established a Book Voucher Program, which allows students
to add value to their Rattler I.D. Card to purchase books at the FAMU Book Store (only)
prior to the first day of class. To be eligible for a financial aid book voucher,
the student’s financial aid awards must exceed University charges due (i.e. qualified
financial aid for student = $1000.00 less University charges for student = $800.00;
this student will be eligible to receive a book voucher advance up to $200). In order
to apply for a book voucher, you must:
- Be a registered student and
- Have a valid Rattler I. D. Card
Go to FAMU’s homepage @ www.famu.edu;
Click on iRattler; log-in using your USER ID and PASSWORD (case sensitive); Click
Campus Solutions, Click Financial Account and click on the Book Voucher Request link.
Value will be added (amount you need for your books) to the Rattler Card based on
eligibility (minimum $100.00 maximum $799.00 per semester Undergraduate, Graduate,
Distance Learning and maximum $1,000.00 per semester Law School). An email will be
sent to confirm that the value has been added to the Rattler Card 2-3 working days
after the request. This program is for students whose financial aid exceeds all University
1098-T Federal Income Tax Statement
The University must file Form-1098T for each eligible student enrolled at the University
for whom a reportable transaction is made for each calendar year. The University per
IRS regulations will report all personal payments( for example personal checks, cash,
credit card transactions, i.e) made to qualifying tuition and tuition related expenses.
Should you have questions please contact Student Accounts at 850 561-2949.
Exceptions. Per the Internal Revenue Service (www.irs.gov Instructions for Forms 1098-E
and 1098-T), the University does not have to file Form 1098-T or furnish a statement
Courses for which no academic credit is offered, even if the student is otherwise
enrolled in a degree program;
Nonresident alien students, unless requested by the student;
Students whose qualified tuition and related expenses are entirely waived or paid
entirely with scholarships or grants; and
Students for whom the University does not maintain a separate financial account and
whose qualified tuition and related expenses are covered by a formal billing arrangement
between the University and the student’s employer or governmental entity, such as
the Department of Veteran Affairs or the Department of Defense.
1098-T Statements are available online and mailed if requested by January 31 of each
year. Duplicates are available online at www.famu.edu iRattler Self-Service Campus Finances 1098-T Data..