The total cost of attendance at Florida International University is
(which includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses)
Florida International University provides a wide variety of financial aid awards and services to its students. In order for students to be eligible for need-based aid, they are encouraged to apply for financial aid by submitting the FAFSA early, by December 1st, for priority consideration of need-based aid.
The unique Golden Promise Initiative offers students in Florida who have qualify for need-based aid and have an expected family contribution of zero a combination grant and scholarship package to meet their full tuition and fees. There are some requirements that students must fulfill in order to have continued eligibility for the Golden Promise. These include a minimum GPA of 2.0, students must be enrolled for a minimum of 12-15 credits per semester with a 30-credit minimum per year. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, Florida residents, and it must be the student's first time as a college freshman. In order to be considered, students must apply by submitting the FAFSA.
Financial aid packages include a variety of need-based scholarships (to go along with the merit-based scholarships listed above), loans including federal parent and student loans as well as a variety of options for private loans, short-term and emergency loans, institutional, federal and state grants including the Florida Student Assistance Grant, the University Grant, the Federal Pell Grant, the Leverage Grant, among others along with many federal work study opportunities. FIU also provides Book Advances are available to some students if their financial aid package exceeds their full tuition bill. This is not financial aid for books, but rather an advance of financial aid in order for students to purchase required textbooks and materials at the beginning of the semester.
More specific scholarships include the Bright Futures Scholarship is an award for Florida Resident students who meet certain enrollment and financial qualifications. First Generation College Student Scholarships are need-based and available to students who qualify. In order to be considered, students must indicate on their FAFSA form that they are a first-generation college student.
The Veteran and Military Affairs Office offers students a variety of scholarship opportunities including assistance for dependents of veterans or military. There are scholarships for students with disabilities, transfer students, and students who qualify as DACA, TPS, or Undocumented including The Dream Scholarships, Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships, the Scholarship American Dream Award. There is also financial aid available for undocumented students.
The Office of Financial Aid links several financial aid guides and videos to help students navigate the financial aid process, including how-to videos on filling out the FAFSA, guides to understand an award letter, information to help explain expected family contribution (EFC), among others. There are also several tools available to help students budget for FIU including cost of attendance, net price calculator, and a helpful Student Financial Information page with a variety of links and important pages for students to navigate and explore.
FIU's peer mentor program is available to students where they can find help and mentorship and be assisted by their peers on a variety of subjects, some of which are known to include budgeting and affordability topics.
Financial Literacy Resources are available on the FIU Libraries page. There is a giant library of information on this page including information on banking, saving, and budgeting, college and career planning, resources and articles on credit and debt, information on housing loans, car loans, and insurance, the ins and outs of smart investing, information and resources on identifying theft and preventing scams, and business resources and guides. This page also contains a financial literacy quiz, helpful videos, articles and links to social media sites and financial blogs. Financial Literacy Month in April is also celebrated with links to additional financial wellness, education, and literacy information. There is even a poverty risk calculator tool to help assess and prepare students to prevent such circumstances in their future.
Students in the Coral Gables and Coral Reef High Schools and FIU college students can take advantage of the Suntrust Financial Wellness Clinic which began with a partnership between FIU's College of Business and Suntrust Bank. This clinic provides workshops and seminars that are presented through the College of Business at FIU. Florida International University College of Business provides students a Capital Markets Lab. This lab hosts events and provides financial literacy and education to FIU students and the community.
The average student at Florida International University pays
Florida International University's financial aid meets
of student's demonstrated need
At Florida International University
of freshmen receive some form of financial aid
The average Florida International University merit scholarship for students without financial need is
Florida International University provides students with the opportunity for merit scholarship awards. Incoming freshmen and incoming transfer students will find a variety of potential merit-based scholarship opportunities available at FIU. Four of the most competitive and prestigious merit scholarships available to incoming freshman include the Presidential Premier Scholarship, the Ambassador Premier Scholarship, the National Merit Scholarship, and the National Hispanic Scholarship. Each of these scholarships require additional applications available on the scholarship search page, along with two letters of recommendation, an essay, and meeting of certain test score and GPA eligibility.
Other merit-based awards for incoming freshman at FIU include the Presidential Scholars Award, the Academic Excellence Scholars Award, the Freshman Academic Achievement Award, International Freshman Awards, Valedictorian and Salutatorian Scholarships. These scholarships require the same additional applications available on the scholarship search page, along with two letters of recommendation, an essay, and meeting of certain test score and GPA eligibility.
High school students wishing to pursue an education at FIU can apply for the Raise.Me program in Florida. This is an academic based program providing micro merit scholarships to students in high school to use toward their Florida college degrees. Micro scholarships through Raise.Me are based on academic achievement as well as participation in other community and leadership-based and/or extracurricular opportunities. Students can earn up to $2,500 per academic year toward their educational endeavors. Students in D.C. participating in this program can also use their micro scholarships at FIU.
FIU also allows students the option to "Accelerate" their FIU Merit-Scholarships meaning that, if awarded, these scholarships could also be used toward summer term tuition and fees in an effort to help students maintain momentum on their degree in a way that is affordable.
The Office of Student Affairs offers several merit, achievement, and leadership based awards that students can review and apply for. For most of these available awards, students must be have already been admitted to FIU and can furnish proof of that letter in the scholarship application packet. Additionally, students will need to provide letters of recommendation, test scores, a resume, along with an essay and an academic transcript. These are generally renewable for up to four years with eligibility requirements being met.
Very few students pay the full price. Here's the average cost for students in different income brackets:
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The average student at Florida International University takes out
in student loans
The student loan repayment rate at Florida International University is
after five years
after seven years
At Florida International University
after three years
The average starting salary for a Florida International University graduate is
After graduation, here's how the average salary at Florida International University grows over time:
Florida International University's full cost of attendance has increased an average of
per year since 2014
Florida International University's average net price has increased an average of
per year since 2014
Given past trends, we expect Florida International University's tuition pricing to be the following: