The average cost for room, board and tuition on or near a Florida college campus is approximately $14,000 per year. With SSF, the average cost to the student is approximately $1,900 per year ($950 per semester)!

The SSF program cost to the student is pooled to cover food and utilities for the house, thus reducing each student's expenses by approximately $12,100 per year. As long as a student continues to demonstrate significant financial need, maintain the required GPA, abide by the house rules (observing quiet study hours, no smoking, alcohol, or drugs and no visitation after hours), be positive, and live cooperatively within the house, the scholarship is renewable. This would result in approximately $48,400 in savings during the typical four years of college when compared to on-campus housing.



Average Undergraduate Costs (comparisons for Florida residents)

Living in Apartment Off Campus

Tuition/Fees $5,825
Rent* $5,810/2 semesters
Utilities (average) $2,340/2 semesters
Cable/Internet** $1,800/2 semesters
Food*** $4,050/2 semesters
Book/Supplies $1,000
TOTAL $20,825

Estimated costs cover Fall and Spring semesters at FSU (15 hours per semester)

* 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment at Colony Club
** Basic cable TV and internet services
*** Estimated average student grocery costs



Living at SSF

Tuition/Fees $5,825
SSF Average Fall & Spring Bill $1,900/2 semesters
(food, utilities, cable, phone, laundry, social activities, etc. included)

Book/Supplies $1,000
TOTAL $8,725

Estimated costs cover Fall and Spring semesters at FSU (15 hours per semester)



Final Cost Comparison
(based on Fall and Spring semesters)

Living Off Campus $20,825
Living at SSF $8,725
TOTAL SAVINGS $12, 100


If you live Fall and Spring semesters at SSF instead of off campus, you have an estimated savings of $12,100 = $48,400 per typical 4 year degree!


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