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Want to know how you can save up to $75,000 on your education? The answer is simple: Finish in 4 years. It all boils down to simple math and opportunity cost. Most degrees require you to finish 120 credits, so if you earn 30 credits every year, you’ll finish on time in just 4 years. You’ll avoid excess credit fees and start your career faster.

That adds up to a lot of money, fast:

Graduating in 4 years

Save $2,000 in tuition on average
Get a salary-paying career sooner

Graduating in 6 years

Pay tuition for 2 more years
Lose salary for years without a degree

Save $75,000 by graduating in 4 years*

Best of all, with a little bit of planning, it’s easier than you think. Follow along and we’ll help you finish in 4.

*Based on median earnings, tuition and average debt as compared to graduating in 6 years.

Plan Your Year Now

Transfer student? See what you should do before you start your junior year:

Tips for Graduating on Time

Check in with Your Advisor
Check in with your advisor once a semester to make sure you are making progress towards earning your degree in four years. Make appointments on MyFIU using Panther Success Network. The best time to see your advisor is before the course enrollment period.

Log into MyFIU

Earn 30 Credits a Year
Utilize all three semesters to earn 30 credits and/or get ahead.

Manage Your Finances
Get financial aid by applying for FAFSA early. Apply for scholarships, fellowships and grants through Academic Works. Get help from the Office of Scholarships. Apply for paying internships so you can earn experience while also getting financial help. Managing your finances and understanding how you will pay for school is key to graduating on time.

Learn More About Financial Aid

Avoid Excess Credits
Only take courses that count towards your major. When you go over your credit limit, the cost of your tuition doubles. This is because of the excess credit hour surcharge.

Learn More About Excess Credits

Ask for Help
If you need help, whether in your academic life or your personal life, there are many resources to assist you. If you’re not sure where to ask, talking with your advisor is a good place to start.


Make a Plan
Make a course plan for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters at the start of each year. Not all classes are available each semester and you may need to take prerequisites to enroll in certain classes. Plan which courses to take with your advisor.