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October 2015

$1.1 million federal grant supports FIU's first generation student initiatives     

Today 23-year-old Jessica Pintado is an intern in a prestigious medical research program. But she almost gave up on her dream as an undergraduate at FIU.  <Read>
Great War stories

FIU awarded $12.7 million as part of national landmark study

The National Institutes of Health has awarded FIU $12.7 million as part of a multi-year national landmark study on substance use and adolescent brain development. <Read>

Flashback: World's only undersea lab featured on 'Today' show

After a successful effort to save the Aquarius Reef Base from shutdown in 2013, the world's only underwater research lab finally got its moment in the sun on NBC's 'Today' show. <Read>
On Your Radar

Mike Fernandez Lecture
Join Miguel "Mike" Fernandez as he talk about his book, Humbled By the Journey, on Monday, October 12 at 2:30 p.m. <More>

Parent & Family Day
Celebrate homecoming as a family on Saturday, October 24 at 10 a.m. Meet President Mark B. Rosenberg while enjoying brunch, live entertainment and lots of free giveaways!  <More>

Walk on Water Exhibition Reception 
Join the School of Architecture to celebrate over 25 years of Walk on Water, where students compete to see who crosses the lake behind the Green Library first, on Thursday, October 29 at 6 p.m. <More>


Using Financial Aid to pay for Study Abroad programs
If your student is interested in participating in the Study Abroad programs they may use their financial aid packages to fund the cost of the program. This includes state and/or institutional scholarships as well as Federal pell grant, student loans and all other financial aid. Florida Prepaid benefits can also be applied.

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