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July 2016

FIU community reflects on recent shootings

An open forum at FIU offered students and staff an opportunity to reflect on recent events, share grief and discuss how to address racism and violence in our society. <Read>
Great War stories

5 things to know about toxic algae

A massive bloom of blue-green algae has hit four counties in Florida covering beaches along the Atlantic coast with foul-smelling, thick muck. The blooms are ruining aquatic environments, potentially causing health problems for people and animals who come in contact with it. <Read>

Historic week in Washington: FIU in D.C. opens

In mid-June, FIU officially opened the doors to its dynamic hub, launching a revamped presence in the nation's capital. The hub will establish a point of convergence for students, alumni, corporate and governmental partners on Capitol Hill. <Read>
On Your Radar
Free Fridays at The Wolf
Enjoy free admission and programming at The Wolfsonian-FIU from 6 - 9 p.m. on Friday, July 15. <More>

Last Day to drop a course
Monday, July 25 is the last day to drop a summer course with a DR grade and/or to withdraw from the university with a WI grade.

End of Summer B classes
Friday, Aug. 5 is the last day of Summer B classes.

Updated Interest Rates
Does your student intend on borrowing student loans? If so, please be aware that the federal government has updated the interest rates as of July 1, 2016. The interest rate varies depending on the loan type and is determined by federal law. This table provides interest rates for Direct Loans disbursed on or after July 1, 2016.

New Payment Station
If your student needs to pay tuition or fees, they can skip the line and pay with cash or check at the new payment station, located across from PC120 at the Modesto A. Maidique campus.

NEW SMARTPHONE APP: FIU Magazine is now available to read on your smartphone! This interactive e-publication brings the magazine to life through videos, audio, virtual tours and more. Download the FIU Magazine app for free today in the App Store or Google Play.

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