As part of our continued commitment to provide an excellent student experience, the University of Florida offers an optional fee package that provides UF Online students access to additional student services when in the Gainesville area.
All UF Online students, including Pathway to Campus Enrollment (PaCE) students in UF Online, can opt into this optional fee package for the same price as their on-campus peers.
“UF Online students are mobile and they are seeking new ways to connect and collaborate as part of our UF learning community,” says Dr. Evangeline Cummings, Assistant Provost and Director of UF Online. “This optional fee package is just one of several initiatives we have launched to enhance our online student experience and provide more avenues for engagement and connection.”
Students who choose the fee package will be able to sign up for season football tickets, access the UF Student Health Center and more. UF Online students can opt-in at any time, however they do need to opt in prior to the end of Drop/Add for the term they want access to services. Learn more by visiting the UF Online’s Student Fees page.
“Participation in this fee package is entirely optional, as we are sensitive to any additional costs for our online students,” says Cummings. “We also appreciate that many of our online students will likely remain at a distance and will not seek out this optional fee package for on-campus services. However for those students that reside in or frequent the Gainesville area, this optional fee package simply provides an avenue to access a broader range of services.”
UF Online Optional Fee Package – Fact Sheet
What is it?
The UF Online Optional Fee Package is designed to give UF Online students (including PaCE students) who choose to reside in or frequently visit Gainesville full access to on campus student services. The optional fee package consists of the following fees and services:
- Activity and Service – Participation in recreational sports and intramurals, access to recreation and fitness facilities, and participation in programs like Gator Nights
- Health Services – Full access to the Student Health Care Center and Counseling and Wellness Center
- University Athletics – Access to student sections and discounted pricing for athletic events (based on ticket availability)
- Transportation – Fare-free service on the Regional Transit System (RTS)
For full details and list of services, please visit UF Online’s Student Fees page.
How much will it cost?
The optional fee package is billed on a per credit hour basis and is the same cost on-campus students pay as part of their cost of attendance. The cost may vary each academic year. Refer to the tuition and fees calculator to estimate your costs.
Can students use financial aid to pay for it?
While a student’s financial aid budget will not be increased to cover it as this is an optional cost, students can use their financial aid to pay for the optional fee package. More details can be found on the FAQ.
Is a student required to sign up for UF Online Optional Fee Package?
This optional fee package is completely optional and has no impact on the current services and access a UF Online student currently has. It will not help nor hinder their ability to succeed academically. They can still access the services offered in this fee package; however the cost structure is different. Visit the FAQ for more details.