Congratulations and welcome to the Panther family! Follow the checklist to confirm your acceptance to FIU. We can't wait to have you here.
1. Activate your MyFIU Account & Student Portal
New students will receive a set of instructions from the Registrar Office on how to login for the first time. If you are a returning FIU student, your login information remains the same as you previously set it.
- Panther ID: Your unique 7-digit FIU number (Example: 1234567)
- Username Your unique combination of characters and/or numbers (Example: roary001)
- Password: Default date of birth format: DDMonYYYY.
2. Sign and Complete Important Program Documents
Sign important program documents. These forms must be signed prior to orientation.
3. Program Schedule
4. Apply for Financial Aid (U.S. students only)
- Complete the FAFSA online at fafsa.gov. FIU’s federal school code for the FAFSA is 009635.
- Create your Financial Student Aid (FSA) ID at https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch.
Reuse your FSA ID every year.
Students who have been admitted and completed their FAFSA application will be offered Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans. Graduate students may borrow up to a maximum of $20,500 per academic year through the Federal Direct Loan program. The actual amount a student is eligible to borrow cannot exceed the program cost of attendance, minus any other assistance received.
For additional information regarding Financial Aid, please visit COB Financial Aid.
5. Finalize Your Admissions File
Your acceptance to FIU is based on the academic information that was available when the Admissions Office reviewed your application. You may have been admitted with courses in progress or unofficial test scores. Therefore, it is important that you submit official documents prior to the end of your first semester.
Residency documents: If you are seeking in-state tuition you must submit your proof of residency. Learn how to establish residency here.
If you have already provided residency documents, there is no need to re-submit them to your Admissions Advisor. If documents submitted were not sufficient to establish Florida residency, staff members from our team will reach out to you to request additional documentation.
6. Submit Your Immunizations Records
As a prerequisite to registration, FIU requires all students comply with the following immunization policy regulations from the Florida Board of Governors regarding immunity of Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B, and Meningitis.
Download all immunization forms at https://dasa.fiu.edu/student-support/wellness/immunization-insurance/immunization/index.html. All forms must be signed and stamped by a physician (M.D. or D.O.), a nurse practitioner or a registered nurse and can be mailed, faxed or physically submitted to Student Health Services at your scheduled orientation date.
When emailing your form, please send it to email@example.com.
7. Health Insurance (for International Students only) - In-person Cohort
According to Florida Board of Governors and FIU policy, all International Students with F and J status are required to have medical insurance prior to registration. Proof must be submitted to the Health Compliance Office at the Student Academic Success Center (SASC Lobby), email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (305) 348-3336.
8. You must check in upon your arrival to the U.S. ( for international students only) - In-person Cohort
In order to keep your I-20 or DS-2019 active, and to keep your status in the US, all new international students are required to check in using the New Panther Portal immediately after they arrive in the United States! (no later than 30 days after arriving).
You can upload documents, confirm your student information, and complete your mandatory information session online! You will be directed to a sign in page), where you will need to use your panther ID and password to sign in. Follow the directions on the home page very carefully and you will be done with this process easily!
For more important information for international students, please visit the ISSS website here.
9. MSIRE Scholarships
Please, visit the scholarship opportunities offered by our department.
10. Orientation Week Agenda
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
New Student Orientation
Virtual - Zoom | 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 4, 2024 & Friday, January 5, 2024
FIU Downtown Brickell - Room: 328 & Online
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
1101 Brickell Avenue, 3rd floor South Tower
Miami, FL 33131
How to Register for Classes
The MSIRE program is a lockstep/cohort program, which means that your courses will be offered on a fixed schedule, and you will be taking these courses with the same group of students throughout the entire program.
Your program manager will handle all course registrations. Please confirm that you have no holds that may prevent registration. To check your holds, please visit my.fiu.edu.
If you are logging into FIU's system for the first time your password will be in the date of birth format DDMonYYYY. Example, if you were born April 20, 1998 your default password will be 20Apr1998.
How to Pay for Classes
Federal Student Aid (domestic students only):
Prior to the payment deadline you will need to accept your Financial Aid award through the MyFIU portal. Follow the “Financial Aid — accept/decline awards” link to ensure that your award is posted as “pending financial aid” for a tuition deferment.
Tuition may be paid online with a credit card or electronic check/electronic transfer of funds through the “Make a Payment” link found under the “Finances” section of your my.fiu.edu. You can also pay by cash or check at the Student Financials Office in the Student Academic Success Center (SASC), room 101 (MMC) or AC1 140 (BBC). Self-service payment kiosks are also located in SASC.
Wire transfer payments:
FIU has partnered with Flywire to offer a streamlined and cost-effective payment method to send international payments. Therefore, we ask you to send all bank transfer payments through Flywire.
Third Party Billing:
A Third Party is any party that agrees to make a full or partial payment of the student’s tuition. This can be a:
- Governmental agency
- Non-profit association
- Military branch
- Foreign embassy
More information about Third Party Billing.
Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act
Under the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, Florida International University will, upon request, make available to students the completion or graduation rates of certificate or full-time degree-seeking students for a one-year period. Also, available upon request, are university policies regarding procedures for reporting criminal actions or other emergencies; access to campus facilities; campus law enforcement; crime prevention programs; statistics concerning arrests and the occurrence on campus of certain criminal offenses; criminal activity of off-campus student organizations, and the use, possession, and sale of illegal drugs or alcohol. This information can be obtained from the Department of Public Safety or the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.