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January 2016

Alumna brings personality to news    

Panthers are everywhere! With more than 200,000 alumni, it's not uncommon to find FIU graduates in our community, around the nation and even on TV. Read about one Very Important Panther, Belkys Nerey '89, an anchor on WSVN-TV.  <Read>
Great War stories

FIU Commemorates Martin Luther King's life, legacy during 25th annual celebration

FIU’s Office of Multicultural Programs and Services will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a month-long celebration inspired by King’s life and work. <Read>
See the world with FIU parents, alumni and staff
Special group rates and great company make Panther Getaway Tours an excellent experience. <Read>

FIU offers hope, help to former foster care, homeless students

Vanessa Morales remembers packing up hundreds of care packages with food, toiletries and clothing for students in need at FIU. What her fellow volunteers at Baptist Collegiate Ministries did not know was that Vanessa desperately needed a care package herself.<Read>
On Your Radar
University Closed
The university will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Last Day to Add/Drop Classes
Tuesday, Jan. 19 is the last day to add, drop or swap courses without incurring financial liability for Tuition & Fees.

First Spring Payment Due
The first installment for students enrolled in the Tuition & Fees payment plan is due Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Time to File a 2016-2017 FAFSA
FIU Priority Deadline is March 1
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an online application form that determines a student’s eligibility for student financial aid in the combination of grants, student employment or student loan assistance.
In order to file a FAFSA, the first important step for students and parent(s) is to create a Federal Student ID (FSA ID). FAFSA is no longer using the PIN system. See instructions on how to create an FSA ID. When completing the FAFSA use FIU’s Federal school code: 009365
Note: Admitted students beginning FIU during the Early Fall 2016 semester (classes start May 16, 2016) will be required to complete two FAFSA applications:
 -Early Fall for 2015-2016
 -Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 for 2016-2017
Questions? Ask OneStop.

Did your student miss out on Panther Camp the first time around?
Is your student a 2015 Fall Freshmen?

If so, registration to our Spring Panther Camp session is now open for your student! <More info>

The Panther Camp mission is to provide incoming FIU students with the opportunity to transition to FIU in an exciting and engaging manner. The program focuses on assisting new students in building relationships with other FIU students, fostering school spirit, cultivating future student leaders and helping students learn about FIU’s traditions and unique culture.
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