Purchasing a Florida Prepaid College Plan is a great way to cover Tuition and most fees, but what about housing costs? That’s where the University Dormitory Plan comes in. If you purchase a 2 + 2 Florida Plan, 1-Year Florida University Plan or 4-Year Florida University Plan, the University Dormitory Plan is available for up to two years (with a 2 + 2 Florida Plan), one year (with a 1-Year Florida University Plan) or up to four years (with a 4- Year Florida University Plan). And just like with other Prepaid Plans, you have the option to pay in a lump sum, over a 55-month term, or monthly until the child enters college.
The University Dormitory Plan is available in 1-year increments and covers the cost of a standard, double-occupancy dormitory room at any of Florida’s 12 State Universities. Dormitory options and availability vary from school to school, and the plan does not guarantee placement in a dormitory room. The amount covered by this plan can also be used at some fraternity or sorority houses (if those houses are overseen by the State University) or dormitory housing costs at other colleges nationwide.
The University Dormitory Plan is only available with the purchase of a 2 + 2 Florida Plan, 1-Year Florida University Plan or 4-Year Florida University Plan; it cannot be purchased separately. You can add the University Dormitory Plan to your Florida Prepaid College Plan during Open Enrollment, happening now through February 28.
The University Dormitory Plan is designed to be used at a State University, but the amount covered by this plan can also be applied for dormitory housing costs nationwide. Also, other important flexibility considerations include:
Students enrolled in the 2 + 2 Florida Plan are eligible to purchase up to two years of the University Dormitory Plan, students enrolled in the 1-Year Florida University Plan are eligible to purchase one year per 1-Year Florida University Plan, and students enrolled in the 4-Year Florida University Plan may purchase up to four years.
These students must be in the 11th grade or below when the University Dormitory Plan is purchased.
The University Dormitory Plan is designed to be used at approved standard double-occupancy dormitory rooms at State Universities in Florida; however, all university-held* housing options are eligible for payment from Florida Prepaid. Additionally, the University Dormitory Plan can be applied to dormitory rooms at some private or out-of-state** colleges.
Below is a list of currently approved residency halls at State Universities in Florida. This list is subject to change without notice.
Florida A & M University – Gibbs Hall, Palmetto Phase III, Palmetto Street South, Sampson Hall, Truth Hall, Young Hall
Florida Atlantic University – Glades Park Towers, Heritage Park Towers
Florida Gulf Coast University – North Lake Village
Florida International University – Fiji House, Lakeview Hall, Panther Hall, University Apartments
Florida State University – Deviney Hall, Dorman Hall, Kellum Hall (Suite-style residence halls are expected to be added in Fall 2015.)
New College of Florida – Bates Hall, Michaelson Hall, Rothenberg Hall
University of Central Florida -Brevard Hall, Citrus Hall, Flagler Hall, Hercules Community Buildings 108/109/110, Lake Hall, Nike Community Buildings 101/102/103, Orange Hall, Osceola Hall, Polk Hall, Seminole Hall, Sumter Hall, Volusia Hall
University of Florida – Broward Hall, East Hall, Graham Hall, Jennings Hall, Mallory Hall, North Hall, Rawlings Hall, Reid Hall, Riker Hall, Simpson Hall, Tolbert Hall, Trusler Hall, Yulee Hall (Additional residence halls are expected to be added in Fall 2015.)
University of North Florida – Osprey Cove, Osprey Crossings, Osprey Fountains, Osprey Hall, Osprey Landing, Osprey Village
University of South Florida – Beta Hall, Castor Hall, Cypress Hall, Delta Hall, Epsilon Hall, Eta Hall, Iota Hall, Juniper-Polar Hall, Kappa Hall, Kosove Apartments, Lambda Hall, Maple Hall, Mu Hall, Theta Hall, Zeta Hall
University of South Florida St. Petersburg – Residence Hall One, University Student Center
University of West Florida – Argo Hall, Halls 14/15/16/23/24/25/26/27/28/29/35, Heritage Hall, Martin Hall, Pace Hall, Presidents Hall
For more information, contact the housing office at the selected university.
*Non-approved university-held housing – In addition to the approved dormitories listed above, the University Dormitory Plan may be used for any university-held housing. If the non-approved housing cost is greater than that of the approved standard double-occupancy dormitory room, the student is responsible for the additional cost.
**Private and Out-of-State College Housing – Students attending private and out-of-state college can use their prepaid dormitory plan benefits. The amount covered by the plan can be applied to dormitory housing costs nationwide. The student is responsible for housing costs that exceed the current average rate payable to a State University.
The University Dormitory Plan is a Prepaid Plan designed to cover a standard, double-occupancy, air-conditioned dormitory room at a State University. This amount can also be applied to other university-held housing, including some fraternity and sorority housing. The University Dormitory Plan does not cover the cost of any board, e.g. meal plans, associated with the dormitory room.
No. Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, so there is no guarantee that the student will receive a room assignment.
If the student applies on time for housing but does not get a room assignment, the Account Owner may request an unavailable dormitory refund. This refund is the amount covered by the plan, not just what you paid in.
All payments you’ve made into the plan can be refunded, or the University Dormitory Plan can be transferred to another eligible child/student with a Florida Prepaid College Plan.