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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

Required for freshmen, 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.

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

2. Complete Orientation

Orientation is mandatory for freshman 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

Graduate students should be in contact with their program coordinator for more details. Enrollment dates and orientations (if applicable) will be scheduled by your degree program’s offices. 

The University Graduate School hosts a separate university-wide graduate orientation for all newly admitted students. It is a highly recommended event (even for FIU alumni) as they will discuss policy and procedures that will impact your graduate education as well as provide information on graduate funding opportunities.

Graduate students will receive an email with instructions on how to sign up closer to the start of the term, or you may contact for further details:

University Graduate School
ugs@fiu.edu
305-348-2455

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, 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

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. 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. 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 does not offer on-campus housing for graduate students.