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Payment Plan

Q:What is the FIU Payment Plan?

A:The Payment Plan will allow students to pay their tuition and fees for the term in two installments.

Q:How much additional time do I get to pay my tuition when I enroll for the Payment Plan?

A: 50% of the total tuition and fees is due on the Last Day to Pay and the balance is due by the end of the seventh week of the term.

Q:Is there a Late Payment Fee if I enroll in the Payment Plan?

A:No, as long as the two installment payments are made by the due dates you will not be charged a late Payment Fee.

Q:Is there a cost to enrolling in the Payment Plan?

A:Yes, there is a $15 service charge each term that you enroll in the Payment Plan.

Q:How do I enroll in a Payment Plan?

A:By going to the MyFIU portal and selecting Payment Plan in the Finances section.

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees assessed to students are authorized by the rules of the Board of Education and provide for mandatory fees to be charge to all students.  The mandatory fees are divided into two groups: State fees, those set by legislative action, and University fees, those set by the Fee Committee of the University.

Please use the following links to view current fee information:

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Work Study

The FWS Program is designed to help students who show financial need to earn a portion of their educational expenses through meaningful employment. The program is administered by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (FASO).

The number of requests usually exceeds FWS funds. It is important to remember that work-study is NOT a job in which you are paid to study. Work-study is not a cash award. You must work for your earnings

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Florida Prepaid

Florida Prepaid is a state administered program managed by the Florida Prepaid College Board. Florida Prepaid plans are Educational Savings Plans purchased on behalf of a student to be used at an educational institution. There are several plans; all entitle the student to a set number of credits (60 or 120), the traditional Florida Prepaid Plan covers four (4) year institution of 120 credits.
The Florida Prepaid Tuition Plus Local Fees Plan

  • Will cover the total amount of FIU tuition, with the exception of the technology fee
  • This Plan will pay the Health & Athletic Fee
  • It does not cover the Parking Access, Photo ID fees of any other course related lab fees

The Florida Prepaid Tuition Plan

  • Only covers the state portion of tuition. (Inside FIU’s tuition charge, we include the state portion of tuition and the state fees)
  • It also does NOT cover the mandatory fees (Parking, Health, Athletic, Photo ID)

Florida Prepaid pays based on credits enrolled. $X/Cr. Depending on your plan above.
Q: How do I opt-out of Florida Prepaid this semester? How often do I need to fill out the Florida Prepaid opt-out form?
A: If you do not want the University to bill Florida Prepaid you must notify the Student Financials Office in PC 120. Please fill out and submit the Florida Prepaid Opt-Out form prior to the last day to add/drop courses in order to have your account inactivated for the semester. You will need to submit a new form at the beginning of each semester you do not want prepaid to be billed.
Q: What is the deadline for the Florida Prepaid opt-out form?
A: You must fill out and submit the Florida Prepaid Opt-Out form by the last day to add/drop courses.
Q: I am a participant in the Florida Pre-Paid Tuition Program. What do I need to do to get my Florida Pre-Paid funds to credit my student account?
A: You need to verify that the Registrar’s Office has your correct Social Security Number.  Florida Prepaid will automatically reflect on your account as long as you are registered at FIU with your correct Social Security Number. If FIU has the correct Social Security Number on file then you will have to contact Florida Prepaid regarding the status of your account. The phone number to Florida Prepaid is 1-800-552-4723.

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Third Party Billing

Q: What is a third party?

A: A third party may be a governmental agency, non-profit association, corporation, military branch, and/or foreign embassy that agree to make a full or partial payment of the student’s tuition per semester in form of a letter (also known as the third party tuition voucher).
Q: I have a third party tuition voucher. What do I do with it?

A: You can submit your third party voucher in several ways:

  • Personally deliver it to the Student Financials office located at PC 120 to the Bursar’s window available.
  • Scan the voucher and email it to stufinan@fiu.edu .
  • Fax it to (305) 348-2981.

Please make sure to include your Panther ID # on the third party voucher and attach both the FERPA Release and Student Third Party Agreement form

Q: Are there any additional forms that need to be submitted in order to process my Third Party voucher?

A: Yes, you must complete the Student Third Party Agreement form and the FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) Release Form. These forms will allow us to properly disclose all required billing information to your designated third party.

Q: Why do I have to fill out a FERPA Release and Student Third Party Agreement forms every semester?

A:FERPA; Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, FIU is not authorized to release any student information to a third party without written consent from the student if the student is 18 years or older or is attending a post-secondary educational institution.
By signing the FERPA Release form every semester, the student authorizes FIU to release any and all of their financial and academic information to the third party entity listed on their FERPA Release. The third party entity’s name is normally located on the third party tuition voucher that the student submits ever semester.

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This form is also known as the Third Party Entity Billing Form. This form is used for the third party process and is offered by FIU to students as a courtesy only. In summary, it states that FIU has agreed to submit the FIU Tuition and Fee Invoice applicable to the third party information filled out by the student on the first page of the form. However, the student is liable and continues to be responsible for timely payment of any tuition, fee, and/or costs not paid by their third party within the required deadline.

By signing the Third Party Entity Billing Form, the student acknowledges and agrees to the terms and conditions set forth in the packet and the student confirms that he/she has read and understood the terms and conditions.

In order to receive and fill out both the FERPA Release and the Student Third Party Agreement forms, the student may ask for the forms from an available bursar at Student Financials office located in PC 120, email stufinan@fiu.edu, or 305-348-2126.

Q: When will my third party organization be invoiced?

A: Our Third Party process does not begin until after the add/drop period.  You can find the add/drop period dates for the semester in the University Academic Calendar.

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