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December 2016

Paying for college? 10 tips for finding scholarships

Applying for scholarships can be a daunting and time-consuming task — so students often skip it and miss out on the opportunity to maximize their earning potential for school. Here are 10 tips to enhance your student's scholarship research. <Read>

DACA and undocumented students have a home at FIU

With concerns about how potential federal policy changes may impact FIU students who are undocumented or are temporarily protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), FIU reassures members of the Panther family that the values of diversity and inclusion remain unchanged. <Read>


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FIU Truman Scholar recipient aspires to pay it forward. 

As the only recipient selected for the state of Florida and one of only 54 winners across the country, Wendy Ruiz’s work in the Homestead community as well as her academic achievements have earned her the 2016 Truman Scholarship to aid in her future ambitions in public service.  <Read>
On Your Radar
Extended Library Hours
FIU libraries has again extended hours on both campuses to develop a 24/5 schedule for the last two weeks of the fall semester, Nov. 27- Dec.10 <More>

Finals Week
Dec. 3 through Dec. 10 is the final week of the semester. Final exams and other course assessment activities are scheduled during this week.

Fall Commencement 
Starting on Sunday. Dec. 11 through Wednesday, Dec. 14, commencement ceremonies take place in the FIU Arena on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. <More>

Final Grade Report
On Thursday, Dec. 15 complete grade reports will be available to students. 

Repayment Estimator
Don't allow your students to be surprised. If your student has borrowed or is thinking of borrowing federal student loans, utilize this repayment calculator to estimate their future monthly payments.  

For counseling or any further questions, contact the Default Prevention team at

For the first time in its 27-year history, Walk on Water – an annual FIU tradition where architecture students build “shoes” that will help them make their way across the lake behind the Green Library – was open to students across the state with teams from Palm Beach State College and the University of Florida participating.
 Photo by Eduardo Merille

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