Federal financial aid investments at FIU make a critical impact in South Florida, allowing our region to gain new college-educated professionals as these individuals work to pursue their dreams.
FIU is one of the largest public universities by campus enrollment, and nearly 23,000 students currently receive Pell Grants (57 percent of the total undergraduate population).
- Over 22,884 FIU students received Pell grants in 2021-2022
o This represents approximately 57% of our total student undergraduate population*
- Over 54% of Pell recipients receive the maximum award based on an expected family contribution of $0
- Sixty-nine percent or 12,658 of Pell recipients earned a B average or higher (3.0+) in Fall 2021 (based on Cumulative GPA)
- Sixty-seven percent or 12,261 of Pell recipients are enrolled full time at FIU during Fall 2021
- 44% of FIU students receiving Pell are First Generation in college
- FIU had 7,363 students who qualified for the Florida Student Assistant Grant (FSAG) but didn't get an award due to a lack of funding
- In South Florida, 222,203 students receive Pell Grants at the sum of $784,513,881**
- On average, FIU students graduate with an average debt of $19,705.