Profile: Florida International University

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On Campus:6%
  • Fall 08/21-12/09
  • Spring 01/08-04/28

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Campus Diversity
0%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
3%Two or more races

Campus Profile

Florida International University is located in Miami, which has become a dynamic center of commerce, culture, and tourism. Greater Miami offers cultural and recreational activities including The New World Symphony, The Miami City Ballet, and professional sports teams in basketball, football, baseball, and hockey. A few miles to the west of the city are the Everglades and to the south the Florida Keys. Terrific swimming, snorkeling, diving, and fishing are just a 35 minute drive from Miami. The city's multi-ethnic population provides the opportunity to become acquainted with many cultures, especially those from Latin America and the Caribbean. The University opened its doors to 5667 students in 1972. Today, the University boasts over 55,000 students. With its international focus, the University offers more than 200 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in 12 colleges and schools, including a fully accredited college of law and a college of Medicine.

Campus Location - FIU has two campuses, the 344-acre Modesto A. Maidique campus in western Miami, including a neighboring 40-acre Engineering center, and the 200-acre Biscayne Bay campus in Northeastern Miami.

Helpful Information - On-campus Housing is based on availability and is not guaranteed, especially room-type or preference. Housing applications will only be accepted by given deadlines. It is strongly recommended that you have vehicle transportation within Miami if living off-campus. The NSE Club at FIU offers students the opportunity to develop leadership and interpersonal skills, while promoting campus involvement. It assists students in understanding their role within the FIU community and cultural differences.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Life Sciences

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Art Studies, Asian American Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Caribbean Studies, Latin American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Design, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Logistics, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Public Administration, Public Relations

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Journalism

Computer Science: System Administration

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Atmospheric Sciences, Earth Science, Geosciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Bilingual, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Exceptional Children, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Special Education

Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies

Foreign Language: French, Italian, Languages, Portuguese, Spanish

General Studies: Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Social Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Real Estate

Health and Safety Sciences: Dietetics, Health Science, Health Services Administration, Nursing

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management

Industrial Studies: Construction Management

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Technology

International Studies: International Relations

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Music, Music Education, Music Technology, Music Theory and Composition, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Affairs/Relations, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Parks Administration and Management, Recreation, Recreation Therapy, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology, Womens Studies

Theater: Performance and Directing

Closed Programs
Architecture/Interior design/Landscape architecture, Dietetics & Nutrition, Mass communication/Journalism/Public Relations/Advertising, Digital Media Studies, Health Service Administration, and Nursing.

Business, accounting, Theater, social work, and education courses are difficult to guarantee. They may/will require proof of prerequisites and/or equivalency verification.

Notable Academic Programs
International Business
Latin American Studies
Hospitality Management
Marine Biology

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 8/3/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee: $80 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
ID Card: $10 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $95 Semester Plan B Optional
Non-refundable HOUSING Fee: $100 Year Plan A & B Optional
Tax Compliance Hold -Canadian students only! Fee: $11 Semester Plan B Mandatory

Important Notes: 1) Canadian Students: Prior to your departure from FIU, you will be required to make a payment of approximately $11 per semester and complete the Foreign National Information Form in order to satisfy a Tax Compliance Hold. At the conclusion of your exchange, you will not be able to request official FIU transcripts until this fee has been satisfied with the University. 2)Parking Fee ($95) per term is required for Plan-B students who will park a vehicle on-campus. As all FIU students, Plan-A students will have the parking fee included in their semester tuition/fees balance, regardless if they park on-campus or not.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $900 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

Use FAFSA CODE: 009635

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
(1)On-campus Housing is only available at the Modesto Maidique campus. Assignments are based on availability and are not guaranteed, especially room-type or preference. Housing applications will only be accepted by given NSE deadlines(FALL/Academic year: June 1st & SPRING only: October 1st). (2)Off-campus housing is located across the street form the MM Campus: 109 Towers and 4th Street Commons (student apartments) & Bayview Housing at the BB Campus: Off-campus Housing contracts for 109 Towers, 4th Street Commons, and Bayview Housing are annual-long contracts. Single-term exchange students are strongly advised to review cancellation policies & conditions.

Meal Plans Per Semester

Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plan included (required) in housing costs for freshman dorms only (Panther and Lakeview Hall). All other dorms (apartment style) do not require the purchase of a meal plan. Meal Plans do not include a per week meal limitation.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.