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Fall Mini Term

Registration for Fall Mini Term will begin October 24th, 2016 through December 15th, 2016.

Fall Mini F.A.Q's

1. What is the Fall Mini Session?

That’s a great question! Students will be allowed to take up to 4 credits during the course of 15 days over the winter break.

2. Are all FIU students eligible to enroll during this Fall Mini Session?

Students must meet specific requirements in order to be eligible to enroll for a class during the mini session.
- Must be in good academic standing at beginning of the Fall 2016 semester.

3. Are we allowed too take as many classes as we want?

No, all eligible students are allowed to take up to 4 credits of coursework.

4. When can we begin registering for the classes?

Just like any other semester, students will be given an appointment date to enroll. Appointments are assigned based on academic level (Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen) and the amount of credits earned. Be sure to check your MyFIU account for your appointment date and time.

5. Class dates and deadlines

October 24-December 15, 2016 – Enrollment by appointment only
December 11, 2016 – Last day to Register without incurring a $100 late registration fee
December 12, 2016 – First day of classes
December 15, 2016 – Last day to add/drop courses without incurring financial liability for Tuition and Fees
December 15, 2016 – Payment deadline
December 16, 2016 -$100 Late Payment Fee Assessed (payment plan is not available)
December 21, 2016 – Deadline to drop with DR grade (Students are financially liable for tuition and fees)
December 22-24, 2016 -Winter Break 1 (No Classes)
Decemner 26, 2016 - Christmas Day (Observed)
December 31, 2016- Winter Break 2 (No Classes)
January 2, 2017 - New Years Day (Observed)
January 3, 2017 – Last day of classes
January 4, 2017 – Grades due
January 5, 2017 – Grades viewable to students via their My.FIU.edu
*Students will NOT be cancelled for non-payment or non-attendance.

6. Will this course be covered by my financial aid?

If you have not reached the maximum financial aid eligibility for the fall semester you MIGHT be eligible to receive aid for the Fall Mini (Please see below if you are unsure if you qualify for additional aid).
Financial Aid for Fall Mini - Semester
In general there will be no adjustments to students’ cost of attendance (COA) for the Fall Mini Session unless it changes the level of enrollment.
Less than Half time (1-5 credits undergrad) to Half time (6-8 credits undergrad)
Half time (6-8 credits undergrad) to Three Quarter time (9-11 credits undergrad)
Three Quarter time (9-11 credits undergrad) to Full time (12 or more credits undergrad)
Students with aid based on level of enrollment will have an adjustment made to the COA and the financial aid award. The financial aid award that MAY be adjusted based on the availability of funds are:
Pell Grant
University Grant
Leverage Grant
Reinstatement of Upper Division Grant if the enrollment changes from less than Full time to Full time
Bright Futures recipients multiply the number of credits by $77 for the Florida Medallion and $103 for Florida Academic Scholars,then pay the difference.
No adjustments will be made until after the drop/add period for Fall Mini (December 15, 2016).
Satisfactory Academic Progress will be updated for students in Fall Mini after those grades post (January 5, 2017).

7. What semester does this mini session fall under?

Fall Mini Session is part of the Fall 2016 semester.

8. If I applied to graduate this Fall 2016 semester but I need to take one course in order to fulfill my requirements, am I allowed to enroll for Fall Mini Session and still graduate at the end of Fall?

Yes, as long as you complete the following:
You must have an active application for graduation in Fall 2016. If not, you must submit a written request via email to OneStop@fiu.edu no later than December 11, 2015 You must meet the Fall Mini semester criteria You must obtain a formal confirmation from your academic advisor
If you have questions about payments, charges or your financial aid the Financial Assistance Office can be contacted at onlinefa@fiu.edu and 305-348-4341