Refundable Fees

The following Ferris State University fees are refundable each semester and ONLY during the first week of classes (first five class days) 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 entertainers and speakers, including past performers such as Chevelle, Phil Vassar, Ted Nugent, Nickelback, January Jams, Autumn Alive, Homecoming shows, and Ferris Fest.  This money helps Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) attend conferences off campus and helps Club Sport organizations with their travel expenses and equipment.  If you have this fee refunded, you will not receive the student discount price for tickets or granted funding for your RSO or Club Sport trips or equipment.

  • Student Government Fee $1 – at the Student Service Center with valid FSU Student ID
    Provides scholarships, legal services, and FREE newspapers--NY Times, USA Today, Detroit Free Press--throughout campus; sponsors the BIG Event (community service program), Pancakes with the President, WILL Conference, food drives, and United Way; co-sponsors Ferris Fest, Reasons for the Season, Vagina Monologues, and supports RSOs with funding.

  • Health Services $47 – at the Health Center or by sending letter (no fax or email request)The Health Services fee helps maintain valuable low-cost health services for students. The fee is NOT health insurance. If you have the fee credited, you can still use services at the Health Center, especially if you don't have a local physician. However, the original fee and a $47 reinstatement cost will be charged to your account. Avoid these additional costs by having this fee remain on your account. For more information on the Heath Center, click here. In addition to refunding this fee in person at the Health Center, this fee may be waived by sending a letter of request by the 5th day of classes 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 $3.50 per session) and free parking.  If you have this fee refunded, you will need to pay $5 for each workout visit, $18 per hour for court time and $4 per tanning session.

The above fees will be DELETED from the student's account. Cash refunds will only be granted by refund check or direct deposit if the student's account balance is PAID IN FULL.