First generation students are more likely than their peers to come from lower-earning households. Despite the significant need, a high percentage of FIU students receive only partial financial aid, and many students eligible for First Generation Scholarships remain unfunded.
In 2017-18, donor investment and state-matched funds supported 1,575 students, while 7,764 students (80%) did not receive funding. Receiving an award is elusive for many FIU students, as the demand for funds exceeds FIU’s aid budget.
Increased Scholarship and Program Financial Aid is Critical
Economically disadvantaged students at FIU have a great need for scholarship support. Increased scholarship and program financial aid is critical to ensure that all deserving students receive the assistance needed to:
Scholarship Students Can Devote More Time to Their Studies
Since FIU is an urban public university, many FIU students come from families of modest means, and many have to work while they pursue their studies.
Scholarship Assistance Enables Many Students to:
- Attend college who might not otherwise be able to do so.
- Devote more time to their studies, thus completing an undergraduate degree much faster.