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A tuition waiver allows a student to waive certain tuition rates. FIU accepts the waivers below.

Student Financials does not approve or deny waivers. If you are awaiting approval or your waiver has been denied, you need to contact the party responsible for issuing your waiver. Once your waiver is approved, Student Financials will process your waiver. Please allow a few weeks for this process.

  • Classroom Teacher Waiver

    Students who are employed as a classroom teacher in a Florida District School are eligible to use the Classroom Teacher Waiver (PDF). Degree-seeking students should register for courses on their assigned appointment time available on their MyFIU portal. Non-degree seeking, certificate, and transient students must register on the date appropriate for their program. 

    The Classroom Teacher Waiver Program covers in-state tuition up to 6 credit hours. This waiver can only apply to undergraduate courses in the areas of Special Education, Math or Science that have been approved by the Department of Education. The list of approved course prefixes are attached to the waiver form.

    Any special laboratory or other required student fees must be paid by the individual prior to the Last Day to Pay for the specified semester.

    Restrictions:

    • The waiver cannot be used for courses scheduled during the school district’s regular school schedule.
    • Courses must be taken for a grade; they may not be taken as audit.
    • The waiver is for the current term of registration only.
    • All students are required to meet the course prerequisite requirements.
    • The waiver can only apply to courses the student indicates on the approval form.

    To be eligible to use a Classroom Teacher Waiver (PDF) at FIU, the student must submit a letter of verification on school district letterhead stating full-time teaching status.

    After enrolling in the semester, eligible teachers should submit their completed waiver and verification of employment online through MyFIU. Follow steps to Submit Forms Online and select "Student Financials" as the department.

  • Non-resident Tuition Waiver
    Florida law provides for FIU to waive the out-of-state fee for all students, including undocumented students, who demonstrate they:
    • Attended a high school in the state of Florida for 3 consecutive years;and 
    • Graduated from a Florida high school immediately after those 3 years of consecutive attendance;and
    • Applied for enrollment in a state university, Florida College System institution, or Florida career center or charter technical career center in Florida within 24 months after high school graduation.
    The waiver is only available for up to 110% of the required credit hours of the degree or certificate program in which you enroll. The approval of this waiver does NOT grant eligibility for financial aid, scholarships or loans from the University, the state, or the federal government, as defined in the Florida Statutes, Chapter 2014-62, Section 5, 1009.26 Fee Waivers.
  • FIU Employee Waiver and Dependent Waiver

    Eligible employees have the opportunity to enhance their education by attending classes at the university with the intent of receiving a college degree or by attending classes that are related to their job assignment. In the event that an employee does not enroll for credit hours in a given semester, the program allows the employee’s dependent or spouse the opportunity to enhance their education by attending classes at the university, with the intent of receiving an undergraduate or graduate degree.

    Employees can complete the form by logging into their MyFIU account:

    1. Log onto MyFIU. See Access MyFIU for help.
    2. Select 'Tuition Waiver.'
    3. Select 'Create a new Tuition Waiver.'
    4. Follow the onscreen instructions to submit the form.

    For more information regarding FIU employee tuition waiver, please contact Human Resources.

  • State Employee Tuition Waiver (Non-FIU Employees)

    Students who are employed by the State of Florida and are eligible to use the State Employee Tuition Waiver (PDF) should complete registration on their assigned appointment time (degree seeking students) or on the date appropriate for their program (non-degree seeking students, certificate students, transient students, etc.). 

    After enrolling in the semester, State Employees should submit their completed and approved State Employee Waiver Forms online through their MyFIU. Follow steps to Submit Forms Online and select "Student Financials" as the department.

    The State Employee Tuition Waiver Program covers in-state tuition up to 6 credit hours. Any special laboratory or other required student fees (except health fees and athletic fees) must be paid by the individual prior to the Last Day to Pay. Courses are restricted to courses taken at FIU. State employees may register in regular lecture and laboratory courses excluding courses in the College of Law, Continuing Education including market rate & self-supporting programs & courses found at Continuing Education. Undergraduate limited access programs, dissertation, thesis, directed individual study, directed research courses, internships, and any one-to-one instructional courses. All students are required to meet the course prerequisite requirements.

    State Employee Tuition Waiver (PDF)

  • Other Waivers
Last updated: February 4, 2019