FAST FACTS
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Location:Miami
Setting:Urban
Population:2,617,176
Enrollment:46,286
On Campus:8%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/25-12/13
  • Spring 01/12-05/02

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: UNEVEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$3,248

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$6,000

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN B

Campus Diversity
12%Caucasian
12%African American
62%Hispanic
3%Asian American
1%Native American
7%International
3%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


Florida International University is located in Miami, which has become a dynamic center of commerce, culture, and tourism. Greater Miami offers cultural and recreational activities including The New World Symphony, The Miami City Ballet, and professional sports teams in basketball, football, baseball, and hockey. A few miles to the west of the city are the Everglades and to the south the Florida Keys. Terrific swimming, snorkeling, diving, and fishing are just a 35 minute drive from Miami. The city's multi-ethnic population provides the opportunity to become acquainted with many cultures, especially those from Latin America and the Caribbean. The University opened its doors to 5667 students in 1972. Today, the University boasts over 49,000 students. With its international focus, the University offers more than 200 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in 21 colleges and schools, including a fully accredited college of law and a college of Medicine.

Campus Location - FIU has two campuses, the 344-acre Modesto A. Maidique campus in western Miami, including a neighboring 40-acre Engineering center, and the 200-acre Biscayne Bay campus in Northeastern Miami.

Helpful Information - On-campus Housing is based on availability and is not guaranteed, especially room-type or preference. Housing applications will only be accepted by given deadlines. It is strongly recommended that you have vehicle transportation within Miami if living off-campus. The NSE Club at FIU offers students the opportunity to develop leadership and interpersonal skills, while promoting campus involvement. It assists students in understanding their role within the FIU community and cultural differences.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Life Sciences

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Art Studies, Asian American Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Latin American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Studio Art, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Public Administration

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry

Computer Science: System Administration

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geosciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Bilingual, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Exceptional Children, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Special Education

Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies

Foreign Language: French, Italian, Languages, Portuguese, Spanish

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Social Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Real Estate

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management

Industrial Studies: Construction Management

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Technology

International Studies: International Relations

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Music, Music Education, Music Technology, Music Theory and Composition, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Affairs/Relations, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Parks Administration and Management, Recreation, Recreation Therapy, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology, Womens Studies

Theater: Performance and Directing

Closed Programs
Architecture/Interior design/Landscape architecture, Dietetics & Nutrition, Mass communication/Journalism/Public Relations/Advertising, Digital Media Studies, Health Service Administration, and Nursing.

Limitations
Business, accounting, social work, and education courses are difficult to guarantee. They may/will require proof of prerequisites and/or equivalency verification.

Notable Academic Programs
International Business, Latin American Studies, Hospitality Management, Marine Biology

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.8 GPA
  • Registration period for Fall-term will commence during April and Spring-term during November.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Preferred
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Prefer students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500 paper, 173 computer or 63 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 5
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A with full-term enrollment
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 8/20/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $3,248.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 18
  • Plan B: 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 8/20/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Activity Fee: $80 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
ID Card: $10 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $95 Semester Plan B Optional
Non-refundable HOUSING Fee: $100 Year Plan A & B Optional
Tax Compliance Hold -Canadian students only! Fee: $11 Semester Plan B Mandatory

Important Notes: 1) Canadian Students: Prior to your departure from FIU, you will be required to make a payment of approximately $11 per semester and complete the Foreign National Information Form in order to satisfy a Tax Compliance Hold. At the conclusion of your exchange, you will not be able to request official FIU transcripts until this fee has been satisfied with the University. 2)Parking Fee ($95) per term is required for Plan-B students who will park a vehicle on-campus. As all FIU students, Plan-A students will have the parking fee included in their semester tuition/fees balance, regardless if they park on-campus or not.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $850 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 009635

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 8/20/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Single: $4,300
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $800
  • Proximity to campus: 0
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
On-campus Housing is only available at the Modesto Maidique campus. Assignments are based on availability and are not guaranteed, especially room-type or preference. Housing applications will only be accepted by given NSE deadlines(FALL/Academic year: April 1st & SPRING only: September 1st). Off campus housing is located across the street form the MM Campus: 109 Towers (student apartments): http://classifieds.fiu.edu/.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1700 per semester for 21 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plan included (required) in housing costs for freshman dorms only (Panther and Lakeview Hall). All other dorms (apartment style) do not require the purchase of a meal plan. Meal Plans do not inlcude a per week meal limitation.



All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.