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Veterans and Third Party Deferments


A fee deferment allows a student to pay Tuition & Fees after the published due date. Deferments do not relieve students of their obligation to pay. The fee deferment only covers Tuition & Fees and must be completed prior to the Tuition Payment Deadline as published on the respective Academic Calendar. Tuition & Fees will not be deferred until all past due balances have been paid-in-full. If Tuition & Fees are not paid-in-full by the agreed upon deferment date a $100 late payment fee will be assessed. If, for any reason, the anticipated funds do not arrive it is still the responsibility of the student to pay the outstanding balance in full. Ultimately, it is a responsibility of all students to check their Bill & Payment Center account frequently throughout the term to ensure that they are in good financial standing with the University.    

Veterans shall be entitled to a fee deferment in accordance with F.S. 1009.27. Veterans who demonstrate eligibility to receive VA benefits may request deferment of Tuition & Fees by submitting appropriate documentation to the Office of the Registrar prior to the Tuition Payment Deadline as published on the respective Academic Calendar. Depending on eligibility, the student may sign a Promissory Note to defer their Tuition & Fees or the student may be assigned to a Third Party Payment Contract whereby Tuition & Fees are paid directly to the University by the VA.  For additional information on VA benefits please click here.

Florida Gulf Coast University submits invoices to all Agencies and Third Parties requesting payment each semester. The Bursar's Office can only accept payment from Agencies and Third Parties who have executed a written agreement with the University and agree to pay upon receipt of the invoice. The Bursar's Office cannot accept any contracts or letters of authorization that are reimbursements or contingent on the completion of courses. The University Controller or designee must approve all Third Party Contracts.

Social Security Number Policy Office of the Bursar

Based on Social Security Number (SSN) legislation the Bursar's Office at Florida Gulf Coast University may still collect and use SSN's on a limited basis.  Per F.S. 119.071(6)(b) SSN's can be supplied if it is necessary for the receiving agency to perform its duties or responsibilities.  The FGCU Bursar's Office may use SSN's for the following activities:

  1. Florida Prepaid Billing
  2. Third Party Billing
  3. Third Party Collections
  4. Student Tax Documents (1098-T, 1042-S)