Florida International University

Miami, FL, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$12,503
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$10,024
$30k - $48k
$11,047
$48k - $75k
$13,305
$75k - $110k
$15,127
$110k+
$16,233
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,556
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$18,954
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,882
Books and Supplies
$1,350
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@fiu.edu

Aid & Grants

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100
36%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
49%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,471
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
49%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,098
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,530
Students receiving state aid
40%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,378
Students receiving federal aid
50%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,098
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$10,257
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$57,163,479

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
31%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,126
Students receiving federal loans
31%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,683
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,562
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$13,750
Loan Default Rate
7%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$183

What Students Are Saying

3.86 Average Rating
Out of all the schools I've researched FIU is the most affordable one.
Stephanie from Hialeah, FL
If one knows how to tackle college life right, FIU can be a wonderful learning environment. There is no shortage of possibilities there, not even nearing graduation, the time of year when their career services office is busiest holding mock interviews and assisting pre-grads on their hunt for employment opportunities.
Milagros from Miami, FL
Compared to other school, FIU is truly a “bang for the buck” In a good way that is. You will get a great education, for a lot less money than other public universities. After all, you do not want to be full of debt after you graduate.
Hansel from Miami, FL
The financial aid office is a pain whenever they mess up on something, but the tuition is worth it.
Stephanie from Miami, FL
Compared to most other universities FIU is quite affordable. My average semester runs for about $3000 (16-17 credits). Living expenses are probably a bigger issue, but if you don't mind sharing with fellow students you can split the rent (you might be paying about $400 per month) or live on campus. Dining on campus is affordable and there's several places to choose from, so you won't go hungry or get bored of the same menu.
Taimi from Miami, FL
the dorm and meal plan packages are relatively cheap. using your one card in conjunction with your wells fargo bank account is also really useful and gets you discounts
lauren from hialeah, fl
If you want to go to school in Miami, you won't find a better one with this price tag in the area, it's a big school with a relatively small price tag and you get a great education.
Michael from Miami, FL
FIU is very inexpensive compared to most other schools but if there is still a problem, the financial aide office is always there to help. They offer many grants and student loans to those who apply for them.
Elizabeth from miami, FL
if you are a florida resident, coming here would not be a issue at all. being an out-of-state student, paying for school is more expensive, however, f.i.u is not an expensive school at all compared to other states. it's worth every penny
Amber from Cambria Heights, NY