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FIU will use a combination of federal, state, and FIU grants/scholarships to guarantee 100% tuition and fees to Florida residents with a 0 EFC.

The Golden Promise will provide grants to cover 30 credits per year, 120 credits (4 years) maximum for recipients who are:

  • Registered for at least 12 credits each semester (15 credits recommended)
  • Complete 30 credit hours each year
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 higher at the end of each semester


  • Be a first-time-in-college freshman (who started in early fall 2017 or later)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a Florida resident
  • Submit the FAFSA prior to enrollment at FIU
  • Have an EFC of 0

*For summer funding a minimum enrollment of 6 credit hours is required.

Last updated: June 18, 2019