University description (as per official university website)
History & Traditions
Photo of Ferguson HallSince 1889 Texas A&M University-Commerce has been educating the people of Texas, and beyond. A member of the prestigious Texas A&M University System and located in Commerce, the university has campuses in Dallas, Mesquite, Navarro College and Midlothian, and conducts classes in McKinney, the Collin County Community College District, and at Northeast Texas Community College. Founder William Leonidas Mayo gave his name to Lion athletics and his creed of "ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to others" continues to this day. The university began as East Texas Normal College in Cooper, but when the campus was destroyed by fire in 1894 the university moved to its present location. When the State of Texas purchased the campus in 1917, our name was changed to East Texas State Normal College. In 1923, the school was renamed East Texas State Teachers College. The graduate program was added in 1935, and in 1957 the Legislature, recognizing we had broadened from teacher education, changed our name to East Texas State College. Following the inauguration of the first doctoral program in 1962, the name was changed to East Texas State University and in 1996 became A&M-Commerce. The vibrant campus hosts a state-of-the art planetarium, recreation center, and science building - soon to be joined by a multimillion student center and an alumni center.
Texas A&M University-Commerce provides a personal educational experience for a diverse community of life-long learners. Our purpose is to discover and disseminate knowledge for leadership and service in an interconnected and dynamic world. Our challenge is to nurture partnerships for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic vitality of Texas and beyond.
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A student-centered college within A&M-Commerce, Mayo College is designed just for first-time freshmen.
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Each year, Texas A&M University-Commerce offers 50 high-achieving students superb scholarships through our Honors College.
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Broaden your global awareness through 18 study abroad programs.
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Joint Admission Medical Program
Receive support and encouragement to pursue a medical education, even if you don�t have the necessary financial resources.
Texas A&M University-Commerce, as a part of the A&M family of universities, will become the university of choice for all those seeking a higher education in the Northeast Texas region and beyond. It will provide traditional and non-traditional learning opportunities through existing and new programs that set high expectations and goals for students, faculty and staff. The University will provide a sense of community through a nurturing environment for all individuals in order to maximize learning, career and personal development. A&M-Commerce will become a place where students, faculty, staff, and community are engaged in the pursuit of excellence.
Office of Financial Aid
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at Texas A&M University-Commerce is available to assist students with financial aid and scholarship questions. Although the primary responsibility for financing an education rests with the student and the studentís immediate family, it is recognized that many students will require additional assistance in order to finance their educational goals. Texas A&M University-Commerce offers need-based and non-need-based financial assistance to those students who would otherwise not be able to attend the University.
Have you checked your MyLEO lately?
Texas A&M-Commerce Office of Financial Aid contacts students regarding their financial aid status via MyLEO.
Your MyLEO email is the official means of communication from A&M-Commerce. All University correspondence (bills, important dates and information will be sent to your University assigned email address.
Waiting on your refund check?
We encourage you to view your billing statement or check the status of your refund check online after your award(s) has posted to your TAMU-C account. To do so, follow the instructions below.
After logging in to MyLEO click on the following links:Financial Aid, Student Records, then Account Summary by term. By reviewing your account summary, you will be able to determine if your grants, loans or scholarships have posted to your student account. Awards identified as 'Estimated' have not been applied to your account yet. Please continue to monitor your student account to ensure your awards are posted. Also, by reviewing your account summary, you will be able to determine if your refund check has been issued. If so contact the Loan Office.