Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Florida International University tuition is $4,721 per year for in-state residents. This is 33% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 67% cheaper than the average Florida tuition of $14,261 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 30th in Florida amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 73rd most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $16,529 which represents a 250% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,835 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $6,556.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $10,882 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Miami should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,634.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $4,616 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $5,470 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Florida residents to go to FIU is $23,688 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Florida residence can expect a one year cost of $35,496.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Florida International University and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Florida International University
Estimated Budgets
Florida Resident Total Budget $23,688
   In-State Tuition$4,721
   Other Fees$1,835
   Room and Board$10,882
   On-Campus Other Budget$4,616
   Books and Supplies$1,634
Non-Resident Total Budget $35,496
   Out-of-State Tuition$16,529
   Other Fees$1,835
   Room and Board$10,882
   On-Campus Other Budget$4,616
   Books and Supplies$1,634


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $23,688 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported FIU net price for in-state students is $11,552* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

87% of Florida International University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $7,898. 51 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,626. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Florida International University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Florida International University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$11,552*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid87%
Average Total Grant Aid$7,898
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants51%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,626

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$9,039
$30,001 to $48,000$10,999
$48,001 to $75,000$13,574
$75,001 to $110,000$14,172

Average Financial Aid Mix - $23,688 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $23,688. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 41% - $7,898

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Florida International University or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 29% - $5,453

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 30% -  $5,721

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Florida International University
University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus10.9% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Florida International University.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at FIU is $94,752 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $9,225 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $36,900**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $118,440 or $46,125 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Florida International University.

Florida Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,360
Florida Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,844
Non-Florida Resident Tuition Per Semester$8,264
Non-Florida Resident Total Cost Per Semester$17,748

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Florida International University are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Florida International University
Price per credit hour for Florida residents$206
Cost for one class for Florida residents (3 credit hours)$618
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$619
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,857
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,476


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 39% of Florida International University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,453. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $17,893.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Florida International University? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $36,900, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $45,784.44. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Florida International University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 87% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $9,225. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Florida International University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Florida International University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$381.54
Amount Borrowed$36,900.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$8,884.44
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$45,784.44

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend FIU? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Florida International University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $45,784.44 would be needed to afford a $381.54 monthly payment in the example $36,900.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Florida International University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $4,668 to $4,721. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 0.2%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $94,752.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Florida International University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$32,577$130,306
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$41,577$166,307
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $53,064$212,255
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $61,428$245,712

Tuition History

What was tuition at FIU five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2012$3,580$15,388 11.9%
2011$3,200$15,009 -26.8%
2010$4,374$16,773 12.1%
2009$3,901$16,300 12.7%
2008$3,460$15,859 1.1%
2007$3,424$18,144 2.7%
2006$3,334$15,734 5.4%
2005$3,163$15,569 9.5%
2004$2,889$13,917 7.1%
2003$2,697$12,162 5.3%
2002$2,561$10,448 6.3%
2001$2,409$9,746 3.7%
2000$2,322$9,310 7.8%
1999$2,154$8,808 5.8%
1998$2,035$7,951 8.5%
1997$1,875$7,120 4.7%
1996$1,791$6,693 0.9%
1995$1,775$6,677 1%
1994$1,757$6,659 3.3%
1993$1,701$6,460 15.1%
1992$1,478$5,617 11.5%
1991$1,326$4,637 6.8%
1990$1,242$4,263 9.3%
1989$1,136$3,687 24.3%
1988$914$2,960 -6.8%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Florida International University to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Bachelor's Degree 493 2% cheaper
Mass Communication/Media Studies Bachelor's Degree 287 7% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 270 12% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 266 5% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 208 1% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 194 0% costlier
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 193 14% cheaper
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 94 4% costlier
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 88 8% costlier
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 87 16% cheaper
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 85 16% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 83 2% cheaper
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 77 5% costlier
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 72 2% costlier
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Bachelor's Degree 70 5% costlier
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 59 21% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 58 3% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 55 16% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 54 60% costlier
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 52 26% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 47 2% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 46 5% cheaper
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 45 16% cheaper
Dietetics/Dietitian Bachelor's Degree 42 2% cheaper
Systems Engineering Bachelor's Degree 41 9% cheaper
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 39 31% cheaper
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 31 0% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 27 9% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 26 1% costlier
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 22 14% cheaper
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 21 27% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 20 16% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 17 13% cheaper
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 15 2% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 14 15% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 13 19% cheaper
Interior Design Bachelor's Degree 12 8% cheaper
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 11 25% cheaper
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 11 8% cheaper
Real Estate Bachelor's Degree 10 15% cheaper
Tourism and Travel Services Management Bachelor's Degree 10 6% cheaper
Social Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 10 12% costlier
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 10 14% cheaper
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Bachelor's Degree 9 25% cheaper
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 9 3% cheaper
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 7 1% costlier
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 6 24% cheaper
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 2% cheaper
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Bachelor's Degree 6 15% cheaper
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 5 23% cheaper
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 4% costlier
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Bachelor's Degree 4 11% costlier
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 4 22% cheaper
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 0% costlier
Landscape Architecture Bachelor's Degree 3 13% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 4% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 3 12% cheaper
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 25% cheaper
Asian Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 3 32% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 3 21% cheaper
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 2 28% cheaper
Portuguese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 24% cheaper
Foreign Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 8% cheaper
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 17% cheaper
Geography Bachelor's Degree 2 4% cheaper
Applied Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 21% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 2 12% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 18% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 15% cheaper
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 1 18% cheaper
Statistics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 21% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 1 14% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 4% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 1 13% cheaper
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 1 4% costlier


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About Florida International University

Florida International University is a four year public college located in Miami, Florida.  Full time enrollment is 32,830 and part time is 22,173.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Florida International University
11200 S. W. 8 Street
Miami, Florida

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Florida International University is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Florida International University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=133951 IPEDS survey data.