Refundable Fees

Refundable Fees Refund Dates
Term Refund Dates
Fall 2018 August 27 - 31
Spring 2019 January 14 - 18
Summer 2019 May 21 - 27

The following Ferris State University fees are refundable each semester and ONLY during the first five days of the semester at the locations listed below. Remember refunding the fee will result in a loss of the benefits listed below:

  • Student Activity Fee $20 – at the Student Service Center with valid FSU Student ID

    This fee pays for the majority of campus entertainment including but not limited to: concerts, Five Star Events, speakers, comedians, magicians and Club Sports. If you elect to have this fee refunded, it could prevent you from attending certain activities or receiving discounted ticket prices and also could cause your group the inability to request funding from the Finance Division of Student Government.

  • Student Government Fee $1 – at the Student Service Center with valid FSU Student ID

    Sponsors the BIG Event (community service program), Pancakes with the President, Leadership Dinner, Emergency Preparation meeting for students, and supports RSOs with funding for some events.

  • Health Services $47 – at the Health Center or by sending letter (no fax or email request)

    The Health Services fee allows for high quality, low cost health care located conveniently on campus to help meet student's health needs. The fee is NOT health insurance. By having your fee credited, you are unable to access the services at Birkam Health Center unless you pay the reinstatement fee. This cost is the original charge ($47) plus a $47 reinstatement fee. If you are under the care of a local medical provider or do not feel you need this service, please request your fee refund in person at Birkam Health Center or you may send a legible letter including your full name, student number, date of birth, semester you are requesting the credit and your signature by 5pm on the fifth day of the semester to:

    Ferris State University
    Birkam Health Center
    1019 Campus Drive
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

  • Racquet Facility Fee $13 – at the Racquet and Fitness Facility with valid FSU Student ID

    This facility has indoor and outdoor tennis courts, racquetball courts, aerobic rooms, fitness machines, saunas, tanning (for $3.00 per session) and free parking. If you have this fee refunded, you will need to pay $5 for each workout visit, $20 per hour for court time and $5 per tanning session.

Students have the first five days of the semester to request a refund. The Student Financial Services center will not refund any cash back to a student until after the drop and add period which is after the 4th day of the semester. If a student owes money, Student Financial Services will reduce what they owe. If a student is getting a financial aid refund, it will be included in the refund. If a student does not owe anything, said student will need to come back to the Timme Center to get the cash refund of those funds after the fifth day of the semester.