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Welcome Admitted Students

Congratulations and welcome to the Panther family! Follow the checklist to confirm your acceptance to FIU. We can't wait to have you here.

International Students: Visit International Admissions Last Steps for deadlines and admitted student instructions.

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1. Submit your Deposit

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 for one year. Your deposit MUST be submitted before signing up for orientation.

Freshman Deposit Deadlines
Spring 2019
(January 7, 2019)
Dec. 7
Early Fall
(June 17, 2019)
May 1
Fall 2019
(Aug. 26, 2019)
May 1
Spring 2020
Dec. 16
Transfer Deposit Deadlines
Spring 2019
(January 7, 2019)
Dec. 7
Summer A/C
(May 6, 2019)
April 26
Summer B
(June 17, 2019)
June 3
Fall 2019
(August 26, 2019)
Aug. 1
Spring 2020
Dec. 16

For more deadlines see the Academic Calendar.

  • 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. 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.
    • Employed by FIU or related to a FIU employee.
    • Be a ward of the state.
    • Be an active military or a veteran (dependent and spouse included).

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. 

If you haven’t already, fill out your FAFSA application (Code: 009635). If you are starting classes in Early Fall (Summer B) you must submit 2 FAFSA applications: 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.

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. Here are common documents that will result in a hold:

  • 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. Learn how to establish residency.

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. Sign up for Housing

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.