Online Tuition and Fee Payments

Tuition and fee payments may be made online, in person, or by mail. Effective January 1, 2022, all credit and debit card payments for tuition and mandatory fees must be processed online via Additional arrangements with the financial aid office may be required for financial aid, foundation scholarship, Florida prepaid, and third-party voucher. All fees are due and payable on the assigned date.

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Tuition Payment Deadlines

Fall 2024: July 22, 2024

For students registering after April 15th, tuition will be due at the time of registration.

For Students RegisteringTuition and Fees Due*
April 1st – July 22ndJuly 22nd
After July 22ndAt time of registration

*This includes balances not covered by Financial Aid, Florida Prepaid, and other third party accounts.

Late Payment and Cancellation

If payment in full is not received by the due date, your class schedule may be affected by additional charges or cancellation. 

  • If classes are added after the due date, payment is due immediately.
  • You are liable for dropping your class on a timely manner, review the refunds section below for deadlines.


Review the Fall 2024 Parts of Term document for drop deadlines.

Students who drop during the add/drop period will be refunded 100% (minus any nonrefundable fees).  The refund process starts after the posted add/drop date and sent to BankMobile. F

Payment Plan Deadlines

Summer 2024 Nelnet Payment Plan is available starting March 4, 2024.

 Last Day to Enroll OnlineRequired Down PaymentMonthly PaymentsEnrollment Fee
July 11th25%4 $30
August 9th33%3 $35
August 17th50%2 $40

Current Rates

All students are under the current tuition rate which is set for the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters and is subjected to annual increases. See the fees below for included costs. Fees are mandatory. All costs listed are per credit hour. 

Class DivisionResidencyTuition ($)Fees ($)Total ($)

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Fees are due and payable on the assigned date.

Tuition and Fees Comparison

At SCF you can lower your costs without lowering your standards. SCF’s tuition and fees are about 50 percent less than the Florida state universities, not including the added cost of dorms and meal plans. Compare tuition and fees below.

Lower division
Upper division
Per Credit Hour$102$112$204$213$212$214$189$331$733
Per Year*$3,074$3,362$6,118$6,381$6,368$6,410$5,656$9,937$22,000

Tuition and fees are based on data obtained in 2023. The table reflects 15 credit hours per term (30 credit hours total). Figures are based on actual tuition and fees for SCF and tuition and fees posted on for each college or university. Additional fees may apply. Credit hour costs are rounded to the nearest dollar.

Payment Options

Tuition and fee payments may be made online, in person, or by mail. All fees are due and payable on the assigned date.

Pay Online

Nelnet Payment Plan Only Allows One Active Guarantee Agreement Across All Terms. Nelnet has changed the rules to limit students to one active payment plan agreement at a time.  Agreements from a prior term must be paid in full before a new agreement is created for the current term. 

Pay In Person

Pay by Cash or Check at SCF Cashiering Office Window located in SCF Bradenton (Bldg. 1).

Note: Effective January 1, 2022, all credit card payments for tuition and mandatory fees must be processed online via For your convenience you may log into your Banner account on your personal device at or use one of the conveniently placed computer stations.

Computer Stations Locations:

  • SCF Bradenton Building 1
  • SCF Venice Building 100
  • SCF Lakewood Ranch CIT Building Lobby

By Mail: 

Please provide your Student G00#. Payment must be received (not postmarked) by your tuition and fee deadline.  By submitting a check for payment, you are authorizing SCF to convert the check to an electronic payment.

Mail to:

State College of Florida, Manatee – Sarasota
Cashier Office
PO Box 1849
Bradenton, FL 34206

More Options

Florida Prepaid/ Take Stock In Children: Log in to your MySCF account to verify the awarded amount.

Third Party Voucher: Obtain a voucher from your employer or sponsor and present it to the Financial Aid Office prior to your payment due date. NOTE: This option is applicable only when the College is authorized to directly bill the employer or sponsor.

Mandatory Fees

The following fees shall be collected as a component part of tuition and fees, and have been approved by the District Board of Trustees.

Student Activity and Service Fee

This fee shall be paid into a student activity and service fund at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, and shall be expended for lawful purposes to benefit the student body in general. These purposes include, but are not limited to, student publications and grants to duly recognized student organizations, the membership which is open to all students at the college without regard to race, sex, or religion.

Student Financial Aid Fee

All funds collected under this program shall be placed in the loan and endowment fund or scholarship fund of the college. Funds may be used to assist students who demonstrate academic merit, who participate in athletics, public service, cultural arts and other extracurricular programs as determined by the institution, or who are identified as members of a targeted gender or ethnic minority population. The criteria for making financial aid awards are determined by the State Board of Education.

Technology Fee

These fees are used to enhance instructional technology for students and faculty and shall not be included under the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The fee applies to both college credit and college-preparatory instruction.

Student Capital Improvement Fee

Fees shall be used to acquire improved real property or construct and equip, maintain, improve or enhance educational facilities of the college. Each institution within the Florida College System must identify each project, including maintenance projects, proposed to be funded in whole or in part by such fee.

Additional Information

Audit Students

Audit Students pay the same application, matriculation, tuition and special fees as credit students.

College Level Non-Credit Courses

Fees for non-credit courses are designed to cover, at a minimum, the expense of conducting the course, and they vary from course to course.

Fees for Special Programs

Special programs of varying duration may be offered appropriate to the needs of the community.  Fees will be detailed in program brochures and in all cases will be in addition to those incurred as a student enrolled in regular degree courses listed in the catalog.


Except for qualified veterans (see Veterans), the College cannot, by Florida law, extend credit of any kind.  No registration will be completed until all registration fees, incidental fees, matriculation, and tuition fees have been paid in full; nor may a student attend classes until these requirements are accomplished.

Personal Expenses

Room, board, and transportation expenses are not included in student course costs. Students wishing to live in the vicinity must contract for their own living accommodations

Tuition Policies


Application fees, deferred examination fees, documentation fees, duplicate diploma fees, graduation fees, ID card replacement fees, insurance fees, late fees, reinstatement fees, inactive BankMobile Card replacement fees, returned check fees, testing fees, transcript fees, and web access fees.

Course and special fees associated with the course are refundable when a student drops a course before the end of registration for the term (end of the posted add/drop period).  A drop with a refund is completed when a student logs on to MySCF, drops the class, and submits the changes online.

Refunds of 100% (less non-refundable fees) will be made until 11:59 p.m. on the last day of registration (end of the posted add/drop period).  SCF has partnered with BankMobile, to process refund disbursements to students.  Refunds are processed after the posted add/drop date of the term and sent via the selected refund preference with BankMobile.  If the fees were paid by a financial aid fund, the refund will be returned to the financial aid program that initially paid the fees.  Students who register for accelerated or short-term classes will follow the same procedures but may have separate add/drop refund deadlines.

Students who withdraw from a course based upon a documented College error after the close of registration (end of posted add/drop period) may petition the College Refund Committee for a refund of fees. Refund requests must be submitted NO LATER than the last day of the following semester for which the student is requesting a refund.  No other requests for refunds will be permitted.  A documented College error is one wherein the student can definitively show that an error on the part of SCF resulted in the student’s course withdrawal.  Petitions that contain documented proof will be considered by the Refund Committee based on these guidelines and the decision will be final.  Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office at SCF Bradenton and SCF Venice.

A fee waiver may be awarded to repeat a class or classes that a student was forced to withdraw from after the add/drop period due ONLY to the student’s sudden illness/incapacity requiring five consecutive days of hospitalization.  To request a fee waiver, a refund petition, including appropriate hospital admission and discharge documentation, must be submitted.

Students eligible for the program receive a reimbursement of tuition based on the Money Back Guarantee Student Eligibility Criteria. Only tuition is included in this guarantee, any fees and other expenses and/or charges are excluded.

SCF has adopted the following policies to apply to all checks returned to the College due to insufficient funds:

A minimum fee of $20 will be charged for each returned check.  The maximum charge permitted by law is the greater of $40 or 5% of the face amount of the check.  The check writer is also responsible for all of the costs of collection.

The return of a check shall result in the cancellation of registration during the posted add/drop period.  To be permitted to re-register, the amount of the returned check, plus the $20 returned check charge, must be paid.

A returned check given for any purpose by a student following the posted add/drop period will result in the student being withdrawn from class.  Readmission will be permitted only after payment is made in the amount of the returned check, plus the $20 penalty.

A financial hold will be placed on the records of a student who submits a “bad” check and will stay until the check has been “made good.”  Any student whose records indicate a returned check which has not been “made good” will not be permitted to register for future courses at SCF and any request for a transcript of the student’s college record will be refused.

The college reserves the right to refuse payment by check for any student whose record indicates returned check activity for past transactions.

It is the student’s responsibility to keep their account current.  Failure to do so will result in collection activity.

Invoices are sent via an electronic bill to your SCF e-mail; failure to pay will result in your account being forwarded to a collection agency.  You will then be responsible for the debt to SCF plus collection costs and your credit rating will likely be affected.