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May 2015

FIU graduates overcome adversity

As an infant, LeAnn Shannon, 32, suffered a spinal cord injury that robbed her of the ability to walk. But like other fellow FIU graduates, she put adversity aside and set out to make her dreams come true. <Read>
Great War stories

$20 million gift transforms School of International and Public Affairs

Ambassador Steven J. Green, along with his wife Dorothea Green, daughter Kimberly Green and the Green Family Foundation, has made a $20 million gift to help propel the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs forward as one of the world’s top academic centers. <Read>
Jennifer Chen Med student

Spring game gives fans a preview for upcoming football season

The “Friday Night Lights” spring game pitted the offense against the defense in a four-quarter scrimmage, which showcased many of the team’s newest offensive weapons and a defense that returns eight starters from last season.  <Read>

On Your Radar

FIU Baseball vs. University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sunday, May 10 at 1 p.m. at FIU Baseball Stadium. <More>

Summer 2015 Payment Due
The first installment for students enrolled in the Tuition & Fees payment plan is due Tuesday, May 19.

Last day to apply for Summer 2015 Graduation
Friday, May 22 is the last day for your student to apply for Summer 2015 Graduation on <More>

Choosing a loan repayment plan
If your student is graduating and borrowed any federal loans, you should talk to them about a loan repayment plan. Here are the next steps:
1. Know the balance of the loan
2. Sign up online with the Loan Servicer (the company that handles the billing and other services on your federal student loan)
3. Choose the right repayment plan
4. Keep in touch with the financial aid office and student loan servicer
5. If you get stuck, contact FIU's Default Prevention team at
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