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August 2015

Advice for parents of a college student     

Being a parent of a college student can be overwhelming. FIU sat down with three families to give their best advice and tips to parents.  <View>
Great War stories

7 things you should know about Lyme disease

What do singer Avril Lavigne, actor/comedian Ben Stiller, author Alice Walker and former President George W. Bush have in common? They've all been victims of Lyme disease.<Read>
Jennifer Chen Med student

Students help Special Olympics Florida transform lives

For the past two years, Karlyn Emile, an FIU alumna, and her Healthy Community team have hosted Stempel student interns to give them leadership opportunities and to learn to advocate for underserved individuals. <Read>
On Your Radar

Free guided tour at The Wolfsonian 
Learn more about The Wolfsonian Collection during a 45-minute guided tour on Friday, August 14 at 6 pm. <More>

Freshman Convocation
FIU welcomes all freshmen, as well as their friends and family on Sunday, August 23 at 2 pm. <More>

First day of Fall 2015 classes
Monday, August 24 is the first day of Fall 2015 classes.
First Installment for Fall 2015 payment due 
First installment is due on Tuesday, September 1 for students enrolled in the Tuition & Fees payment plan. 


Getting ready for 2015-2016
Is your student financially ready for 2015-2016? Use this checklist as a guide:

1. Financial Aid Awards: Students must ACCEPT all the Financial Aid he/she wishes to receive from the package offered at 
2. Enrollment: Financial Aid accepted amounts might adjust based on the student's actual enrollment. 
3. Refunds: If the Financial Aid accepted exceeds the charges in the student's account, a refund with the remaining amount will be issued. Student can receive refunds through Direct Deposit
4. Purchasing Books: Do you need cash for books? Students may be eligible for a Book Advance

For important Financial Aid dates and deadlines click here
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