Cost Benefit Analysis

The table below displays the average cost per course1 (not including tuition), for a video-based FEEDS course vs. a regular in-class course taken on campus Tuesday/Thursday (TR) or Monday/Wednesday/Friday (MWF).

Average Cost Per Course1
Item FEEDS Regular (TR) Regular (MWF)
FEEDS Fee $299 $ –  $ –
Gas2 $ – $163.00  $245.00
Tolls3 $ – $45.00 $67.50
Mileage4 $ – $242.00 $362.60
Lost Wages5 $ – $750.00 $900
Total $299 $1,200.00  $1,575.00 
1Not including Tuition. Each course is 15 weeks long.
2Base on average driving of 15 miles to and from FIU.
3Based on a $0.75 toll each way.
4Based on $0.27 per mile (standard State of FL rate).
5Based on a $10 per hour wage and a 1 hour travel time per class.

Note: Costs are subject to change. Certain courses may require on-campus visits and/or proctored exams.