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March 2017

FIU's promise to 2017 freshmen: As good as gold

FIU is making a promise to the 2017 freshman class: if your family cannot help you pay for college, FIU will. Call it a Golden Promise. Golden Promise covers gaps in financial aid so that students can take 30 credit hours a year and earn a bachelor’s degree in four years. FIU awards priority financial aid to those who submit the FAFSA by March 1. <Read>


University initiative makes textbooks more affordable  

Textbooks are expensive. Many cost well over $100. Four or five classes at that price puts a dent in anyone’s budget. Highly-priced textbooks can also put a dent on a whole lot more, a 2016 survey recently found. To help students succeed and meet their needs, FIU made it one of its goals to reduce textbook costs. Numerous initiatives around campus have flourished as a result. <Read>


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FIU Law Dean Acosta nominated for U.S. labor secretary post 

President Donald Trump nominated FIU Law Dean R. Alexander Acosta for the position of secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. Acosta, 48, joined FIU in 2009 and is the second dean to lead the FIU College of Law. Before coming to FIU he served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. < Read>
On Your Radar
FIU Academic Calendar 
View the complete academic schedule for important financial and registration deadlines, along with university holidays. <More

Spring Break
The university will remain open from Monday, March 13 through Saturday, March 18. No classes will be in session. 

Skating Rink 
On Monday, March 27 hit the rinks with your student at BBC. <More>

FIU Bayfest
On Saturday, April 1 bring your family and friends to the 3rd annual FIU Bayfest: The Music Festival. Early Bird ticket sales run from March 6 to March 20.  <More>

Last Day to Drop Courses
Is your child thinking about dropping a course? The last day for your student to drop a course during this Spring term is March 20, 2017. Have your student consult with a Financial Aid Administrator prior to dropping courses or withdrawing. 

Dropping courses may result in the reduction or cancellation of their financial aid award and potentially affect their Satisfactory Academic Progress for the following academic year. 

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