Welcome Admitted Students

Congratulations and welcome to the Panther family! Please follow the checklist below or download a copy for instructions on how to confirm your acceptance to FIU.  We can't wait to have you here!

International Students: Visit International Admissions Last Steps for important deadlines and admitted student instructions (DCF submission, I-20 issuance, etc.)

1. Submit your Deposit

Required for first year, transfers and a limited number of graduate business programs. Contact your program for further instructions.

In order to accept your admission and reserve your space, you must submit a $200 non-refundable tuition deposit by the deadline. Your deposit is a pre-payment towards your tuition and reserves your space at FIU. Your deposit MUST be submitted before signing up for orientation.

(*Only graduate students for the College of Business are required to submit an admissions deposit.  Any questions regarding this can be directed to your graduate program or chapman@fiu.edu.)

  • Submit Online

    Use your MyFIU account. After logging in, scroll down to view the Accept/Decline link.

    Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover credit cards are accepted. Safari and Firefox users please clear your browser's history/cookies before making your deposit payment.

  • Submit by Mail

    Send a check, bank draft, or money order to:

    Florida International University
    P.O. Box 659003
    Miami, FL 33265-9003
    Note: Include your Panther ID

  • Submit in Person

    Bring a check, bank draft, or money order to Student Financials located in the first floor of SASC (Student Academic Success Center) at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus or ACI 140 at the Biscayne Bay Campus.

  • Deposit Waivers

    Admitted students who have demonstrated financial need or receive a full scholarship can receive a deposit waiver.

    We know that there are many reasons for an admitted student to be unable to pay the $200 deposit according to our published deadline. Waivers are granted to those who meet one of the conditions below. Should you require a waiver, and do not meet one of the conditions below, you are to contact your assigned Admissions Recruiter at least seven (7) business days prior to the published deadline.

    Demonstrated financial need must meet one of the following conditions:

    • Have an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of $0 - $1500 on FAFSA.
    • Received free or reduced lunch in high school (documentation needed).
    • Used an application fee waiver to apply to FIU. Students who qualify will be sent an email with further instructions that must be completed according to the deposit deadlines.
    • Full-time employee of FIU or a dependent of a full-time employee of FIU.
    • Be in the care of the State of Florida. 
    • Be an active military or a veteran (dependent and spouse included).
    • Be receiving homeless education benefits from the State of Florida
    • Be receiving vocational rehabilitation benefits from the State of Florida

    If you or your family have been impacted by loss of job, reduction of hours or a furlough due to COVID-19, please submit a copy of the letter from your or your parent/guardian’s employer; or statement of unemployment.


First Year Deposit Deadlines
Early Fall/Summer 2024 - Begins June 17May 1*
Fall 2024 - Begins August 26May 15
Spring 2025 - Begins January 6December 9

*Admitted first-year students, who are admitted starting in Summer B, if you need a deposit extension, please submit a request in writing to admiss@fiu.edu. Due to the calendar used by the Department of Education, any financial aid for summer is awarded based on the 2023-2024 FAFSA. Summer aid is being processed and students should submit their FAFSA as soon as possible to be eligible for aid.

2. Complete Orientation

Orientation is mandatory for first year and transfer students. It’s where you’ll connect with an advisor, register for classes and learn about life at FIU. Visit Orientation & Family Programs to learn more.

Graduate Orientation

Admitted graduate students should be in contact with their program for details regarding enrollment and program orientation. 

The University Graduate School hosts a separate university-wide graduate orientation for all newly admitted graduate students. At Graduate Student Orientation they discuss policy and procedures that will impact your graduate education as well as provide information on graduate life at FIU.

Graduate students will receive an email with instructions closer to the start of the term. For further details contact:

University Graduate School

3. Apply for Financial Aid

Once you’ve confirmed your admission, you can set up your account on the FIU Scholarship Search. Visit Scholarships to find out more. 

Undergraduate and graduate students may be eligible for ffinancial aid from the federal government, but in order to be considered the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted each year.  If you haven’t already, filled out your FAFSA (Code: 009635). If you are starting classes in Early Fall (Summer B) you must submit 2 FAFSAs: one for Early Fall (which is considered the prior academic year) and another for the upcoming academic year. Forms and other instructions can be found at OneStop.

Submit the FAFSA

Graduate students may also be eligible for fellowships and/or Graduate Assistantships.  These opportunities are offered both internally and externally.  More information can be found on the University Graduate School's Funding Page.

4. Update Your Admissions File

Missing documents on your admissions file could result in a hold which will prevent you from enrolling in classes. Send any documents still pending on your file. On MyFIU, check the Task tile to see if you have any holds active on your account.

Here are some common holds:

  • Transcripts: If you were still taking courses (in high school, dual enrollment or college) when you applied to FIU, submit your final transcript, tests scores and proof of graduation. Submit Transcripts.
  • Residency documents: If you are seeking in-state tuition you must submit either your proof of residency or a tuition waiver. Your proof of residency is used for tuition and financial aid purposes only. Undocumented or DACA students may qualify for in-state tuition in certain circumstances and some private scholarships. Learn how to establish residency.

Exam Scores for College Credit

Admitted students should request all accelerated credit mechanism test scores by the start of your admit term. Final scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. This applies to Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, International Baccalaureate (IB), or other exam credit scores to be used for college credit. For a complete list of exams we accept check out the Transfer & Transition Credit-by-Exam tables.

Conditionally Admitted Graduate Students

Graduate students admitted on a conditional basis are sent an Acceptance Form in addition to the general decision letter. Conditionally admitted graduate students are required to sign and return this Acceptance Form before they can register for courses.

5. Submit Your Immunizations Record

FIU requires all students (non-degree seeking included) comply with the immunization policy regulations from the Florida Board of Governors. Not submitting these forms can also result in a hold. Submit your record by mail, email, fax or by delivering it yourself to the Student Health Services at your orientation. For more information, visit Student Health Services.

6. Make Housing Arrangements

If you plan to live on Modesto A. Maidique or Biscayne Bay campus, you need to apply for housing early to secure your spot and select a roommate. Space is limited. Live on campus to make new friends and fully immerse yourself in Panther pride.

FIU offers limited on-campus housing for graduate students at MMC and BBC.

Admitted Student Digital Library

Check out sessions from Admitted Student Day, videos from our colleges/schools, and learn more about what it means to be a Panther! 

Visit the Digital Library

Natural Disaster or Emergency Event

Reach out to an FIU admissions counselor if you have been impacted by an emergency event or other circumstances beyond your control. We will do our best to keep you on the path to higher education.