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FIU is dedicated to keeping higher education accessible to all. That’s why our financial aid office awards more than $180 million in financial aid each year. If you want a degree that lets you graduate with little to no debt and start your career sooner, FIU can help you make that happen.

Best Value

FIU is consistently ranked in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's “100 Best Values in Public Colleges.” Our students pay less tuition up front and carry less debt after graduation than the national average.

More Opportunity

Miami is filled with thriving industries like finance, travel and hospitality, healthcare, logistics,  creative design, technology and more; all looking to employ grads and students. In fact, 71% of FIU grads are employed or enrolled in masters programs one year after graduation.

Qualifying for Financial Aid

Most students don’t pay the full cost of their tuition alone. About 89% of full-time undergraduate students at FIU receive some type of aid. There are two types of financial aid: need-based and merit-based aid. Need-based is determined by your financial situation as calculated by your FAFSA application. Merit-based is determined by your test scores, GPA and other factors such as essays or achievements. Explore your options:

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FAFSA: Your Key to Financial Aid

Completing your FAFSA application is the key to keeping your tuition costs low. You’ll need to apply for FAFSA every year to receive certain federal, state and FIU financial aid. Even if you aren’t sure if you qualify, applying to FAFSA is a quick and free way to unlock financial aid opportunities. Students can apply as early as October 1. Early award priority date is December 1.

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Other Types of Aid


College loans include subsidized student loans (the government pays your interest while you're in school) and unsubsidized student loans, which means the interest is added to the balance while you are enrolled in school. It's ideal if you can pay off the interest as it is added throughout your college career.

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Grants do not need to be repaid. Most are based on your financial need, though some also take into consideration factors like residency, such as the Florida Resident Access Grant for Florida residents who are seeking their first college degree and meet GPA requirements. To be considered for any grant, you must complete the FAFSA.

Learn more about Grants

Work Study

If you show financial need, a work study can help you to pay for a portion of your educational expenses through employment both on and off campus.

Learn more about Federal Work Study

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