University description (as per official university website)
Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is an international university, poised at the Gateway to Mexico and serving as the cultural and intellectual hub of a vibrant bilingual and bicultural community.
A Member of The Texas A&M University System, TAMIU is committed to the preparation of students for leadership roles in their chosen profession in an increasingly complex, culturally-diverse state, national and global society.
The University provides over 5000 students with a learning environment anchored by the highest quality programs built on a solid academic foundation in the arts and sciences. To fulfill its mission, the University offers a range of baccalaureate and masters programs and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Business. Programs focus on developing undergraduate and graduate offerings with a progressive international agenda for global study and understanding across all disciplines.
Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), a Member of The Texas A&M University System, prepares students for leadership roles in their chosen profession in an increasingly complex, culturally diverse state, national, and global society. A&M International provides students with a learning environment anchored by the highest quality programs built on a solid academic foundation in the arts and sciences. To fulfill its mission, the University offers a range of baccalaureate and masterís programs and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Business Administration. In addition to offering excellent undergraduate and graduate programs, the University pursues a progressive agenda for global study and understanding across all disciplines.
Through instruction, faculty and student research, and public service, Texas A&M International University embodies a strategic point of delivery for well-defined programs and services that improve the quality of life for citizens of the border region, the State of Texas, and national and international communities.
In August of 1970, students were accepted at what was then called Texas A&I University at Laredo. While initially a "center" under then-Texas A&I University, this was the start of a legacy of higher education for South Texas. The focus then was to address a demand in teacher education and business disciplines. Texas A&I University at Laredo was organized under the upper-level concept of higher education, offering only junior and senior level course work. This approach provided a local bachelors degree opportunity for area residents. The upper-level University was later expanded to include graduate degree programs.
In September 1977, the University became Laredo State University, and its "center" status officially removed in 1987. As the University grew, its scope widened and an expanded faculty was recruited to deliver new programs. The University became a Member of The Texas A&M University System on September 1, 1989 and Texas A&M International University in 1993.
The 74th Texas Legislature approved an expansion to four-year status in the Fall of 1995, further authorizing the University to develop joint degree programs with Mexican and Canadian institutions of higher education. Additional authorization has permitted the development of doctoral level programs.
The year 1995 was a watershed year for the University as it welcomed its first freshmen and sophomore students, inaugurated a newly-constructed 300-acre campus in northeast Laredo and marked its 25th anniversary.
Federal government (FAFSA), be enrolled at least three (3) semester credit hours to receive Federal Pell Grant and at least six (6) hours for all other Title IV Programs (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work Study, Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan, Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan, and Federal Parent Loan Program) in a degree-granting course of study. The student must be meeting TAMIU's satisfactory academic progress (SAPP), and must not be in default or delinquent on any loan plan with the University, state or federal government. The student must not owe a refund on grants previously received for attendance at TAMIU or any other state or private institution under the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Student Educational Opportunity Grant, or Texas program.
Financial need equals the difference between the total cost of attendance TAMIU (this includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board, transportation, and personal expenses) and the amount the family is able to contribute toward those educational costs. The factors taken into consideration when evaluating the expected family contribution include parental income and assets, student's income and assets, any assistance such as social security or veteran's benefits, and parent and student savings.
In order to be eligible for aid, a student must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or an eligible Non-Citizen who holds an Alien Receipt Card (Form I-151 or Form I-551).
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
Federal regulations require the Office of Student Financial Aid to monitor student progression towards the completion of a degree and/or certificate programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAPP) includes quantitative and qualitative measures of progress. The qualitative measure requires that a specific number of credits be completed each academic year to remain eligible for financial aid. The qualitative measure requires maintaining a minimum istitution Grade Point Average (GPA)