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Miami Regional University

Miami Regional University

Miami Regional University

Introduction

Miami Regional University (MRU) is a modern and vibrand univeristy located in the vibrant city of Miami Springs, Florida. With a rich history dating back to its founding in 1966, MRU has consistently strived to provide top-quality education and a nurturing environment for students seeking academic excellence. MRU offers undergraduate and graduate programs through our School of Business, School of Education, Business and School of Nursing and School of General Education.

One of MRU's standout features is its faculty, comprising accomplished professors and experts in their respective fields. Their commitment to teaching and mentorship has been instrumental in shaping the success of MRU's students. The university also prioritizes practical, hands-on experiences, preparing students for real-world challenges through internships and collaborative projects with its community partners.

MRU is situated in one of the most culturally diverse and dynamic cities in the United States. The campus reflects this multicultural mosaic, fostering a rich tapestry of ideas and experiences. Students can benefit not only from the academic resources but also from the cultural opportunities, from art and music to business and technology, that the City of Miami offers. MRU stands as a beacon of educational excellence, empowering students to reach their full potential in a globalized world. Its strong academic foundation, diverse student body, dedicated faculty, and dynamic location make it an ideal institution for those seeking to shape their future through education and experience the vibrant energy of Miami.

Mission

MRU provides quality undergraduate and graduate education in a nurturing learning environment that fosters the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes for diverse multigenerational learners. Our dedicated University community and faculty prepare students for lifelong learning in an evolving world.

Vision

To be the institution of choice for individuals seeking excellence in higher education. Graduates of Miami Regional University shall:

  • Have the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to secure a position within their chosen profession
  • Complete their degree plan within 150% of the length of their program
  • Demonstrate competencies necessary to enter their profession
  • Pass licensure and certification as required for their chosen profession on the first attempt

Campus Features

At Miami Regional University we are more than an educational institution, we are a Family. We are bonded through our diverse cultures, our unique curiosity and passion with technology and information, and our desire to help each other and the community. The department of Campus Life works closely with students, alumni, and student services departments in everything at MRU. Campus Life connects students and alumni to available services, community events, campus pride and traditions, student ceremonies, and social and cultural events both on and off campus.

Through MRU4You, Campus Life provides students a streamlined way to access resources, obtain answers to general questions, and find assistance with challenges associated with campus life. Strength comes in numbers and there’s nothing our MRU family can’t accomplish when our students, faculty and staff come together! Saber que se puede! Believe you can!

Campus Life and the MRU4You division oversees all aspects of campus life, activities and events at the University. With everything interconnected at MRU, Campus Life works with other departments to organize and coordinate alumni events, graduation, pinning and white coat ceremonies, as well as, student associations, community engagement and social events throughout the year.

Students can contact MRU4You via email ([email protected]) or the MRU4You MS Teams chat, to get a streamlined approach to simplify access to resources, answer general questions and assist in challenges associated with campus life. Our mission is that MRU4YOU cares to inform and communicate while creating connections that lead to resolution.

    Admissions

    The Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services recruits enrolls, and advises applicants by providing information about Miami Regional University’s programs. Admissions representatives coordinate and manage open houses, school presentations and events for local affiliates.

    Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination

    Miami Regional University is committed to providing a high-quality education to all students without regard to race, religion, colour, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, marital status or political affiliation. The University promotes an open and diverse culture, and will not tolerate discrimination against or harassment of any individual or group. Students, faculty, and staff should be afforded equal opportunity to participate in University programs and use University facilities free of discrimination or harassment. This policy applies to all University students, faculty, staff, and other employees of Miami Regional University, and to any person or group acting within or on behalf of the University.

    How to Apply

    Applicants to any Miami Regional University program are required to submit an information request form prior to being interviewed by an admissions representative. Applicants may visit the campus to obtain the form. Applicants are encouraged to visit the campus to learn about academic programs, campus life, admission, financial aid requirements, or other areas of interest to the applicant.

    Admissions Procedures

    The Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services first verifies that an applicant meets the basic requirements for the chosen program. If necessary, the applicant then takes the required assessment or entrance exam.

    The applicant will receive a read-only electronic formatted copy of the current and complete University Catalog by email. Upon request, applicants shall receive a printed and bound version of the current University Catalog. After reviewing the University Catalog and understanding all financial responsibilities and program costs, the applicant will sign and date an enrollment agreement. An authorized University official shall sign and date the enrollment agreement. A copy of the enrollment agreement shall be provided to the applicant.

    All monies paid by an applicant shall be refunded if requested within three (3) days after signing the enrollment agreement and making an initial payment. An applicant requesting cancellation more than three days after signing an enrollment agreement and making an initial payment, but prior to entering the University, shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid minus a registration fee of 15% of the contract price of the program which shall not exceed $150.

    New students must attend a mandatory orientation to complete their enrollment and be admitted to Miami Regional University.

    Miami Regional University seeks to admit only those candidates who exhibit a genuine commitment to advancement in their profession or field of study.

    General Admission Requirements and Procedures

    All applicants must meet the general admission requirements as indicated below:

    • Interview with an admission representative
    • Provide Proof of Graduation (POG) from high school or its equivalent
    • Provide proof of age and identification (government-issued; applicant must be seventeen or older at the start of the first class)
    • Demonstrate ability to meet applicable program-specific requirements
    • Complete the application for the appropriate program
    • Complete student orientation requirements

    Acceptable Proof of Graduation

    The applicant is responsible for providing verifiable proof of graduation from high school, or proof of having satisfied the requirements for high school in a manner recognized by the United States Department of Education.

    Acceptable Proof of Graduation (POG):

    • High school diploma or transcript
    • G.E.D certification with test scores Academic transcript indicating the student successfully completed at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree at a participating institution
    • Foreign high school diploma equivalent to a United States high school diploma

    If an applicant previously entered a program in a degree-granting institution for which a high school diploma was required, the University may accept an evaluation from an NACES or AICE approved credentialing agency certifying that a high school diploma was a requirement for the higher degree program.

    Miami Regional University reserves the right to deny enrollment if the University deems that an applicant’s proof of graduation cannot be authenticated or verified.

    Provisional Enrollment

    Miami Regional University may provisionally enroll students until all eligibility requirements have been met and verified with the appropriate documentation. Prior to admitting a provisionally enrolled student, the University will verify that the student has completed their secondary school studies and/or all necessary program admission requirements by the last day of the Add/Drop period.

    Miami Regional University may rescind admission decisions, cancel financial aid awards, and cancel any University registration for students who are found ineligible.

    Foreign Educated Applicants & Degree Verification

    Applicants claiming degrees from outside of the United States must have their transcripts translated and evaluated by an NACES or AICE-approved credentialing agency.

    English Proficiency Requirements

    Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency for acceptance into any University program. Applicants can demonstrate proficiency through one of the following:

    Accepted Assessments Minimum Score Required
    Toefl, Paper-Based500 Or Higher
    Toefl, Computer-Based173 Or Higher
    Toefl, Internet-based Test (IBT)61 Or Higher
    Ielts, International English Language Testing System6 Or Higher
    Catalyst Assessment401Or Higher
    Ngl Online Placement Test (OPT)C1 Or Higher

    Applicants who do not demonstrate minimum English proficiency requirements must successfully complete courses in the Intensive English for Professionals of Other Countries (IEPOC) program. Upon successful completion of IEPOC level 6, the student must meet admission requirements for the University and the selected program.

    Applicants who have completed at least 15 semester credits or equivalent from an accredited English-speaking University or University recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and have achieved a minimum grade of “C” or a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale may be exempt from taking an English proficiency assessment. Three of the 15 credits must be in English and Communications courses at the 100/1000 or higher level.

    Applicants who hold an active Registered Nurse license prior to enrollment are exempt from English proficiency requirements.

    Transient Student Information

    Students who satisfy the general admission requirements may enroll at Miami Regional University to take select University courses. University prerequisites may apply for certain courses. Official transcripts may be requested.

    Post Baccalaureate Non-matriculated Students

    Applicants who are not currently enrolled in a University program may wish to take select University courses by completing an application. Applicants wishing to complete Mathematics or English courses must meet the relevant prerequisites, including any required assessments. Students who wish to enroll in a University program are conditionally accepted if they meet all other program requirements and upon successful completion of the courses they are taking. If the student later wishes to apply, and is accepted into a University program, the student may be eligible for transfer credits.

    Transfer Credit Consideration

    Applicants requesting transfer credit consideration from previous courses taken outside of Miami Regional University must complete a Transfer of Credit Form and pay a transfer of credit fee. Transfer credits typically will not be considered after the first day of class. Official transcripts must be received from the awarding institution by the end of the first term or transfer credit may not be awarded. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a NACES- or AICE- approved credentialing evaluation agency. Official documents must be sent directly from the agency to Miami Regional University. For further information on transfer of credits, please see the Transfer of Credit Policy in the catalog.

    Re-Enrollment/Re-Admission

    Any student wishing to be considered for re-enrollment to any University program must meet with a representative of the Office of Admissions. The student may be required to meet new or additional requirements prior to acceptance. A student re-enrolling in a program should meet with the Office of Financial Aid to discuss funding eligibility.

    Students should refer to their student handbook for program specific requirements. Students who have been dismissed from a program due to failure to satisfy program requirements may request to be considered for re-entry. Students should obtain the applicable digital form to submit on the school portal for review and consideration. Students may appeal a re-entry denial.

    Program re-entry after dismissal may be granted at the University’s discretion upon a showing by the student of extenuating circumstances. The corresponding Dean will review the circumstances that contributed to the lack of success during previous enrollment and analyze what changes are in place which may allow improved performance and readiness. Each appeal will be considered individually, and the applicant has the responsibility of demonstrating the changes made to set the foundation for successful re-entry and progression throughout enrollment, should re-entry be granted. Re-entry stipulations may include the requirement to pass competency assessments, and additional coursework. If approved by the Dean, the student will complete the re-entry process with the Offices of Admission and Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, and the Bursar.

    Program Specific Admission Requirements

    Certain programs may have additional requirements for an applicant to be considered for acceptance. Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to, entrance exams, externship requirements, drug screening, background investigations, health and immunization requirements, previous professional licensure requirements, and prerequisite coursework. Some programs and courses may require applicants and students to demonstrate certain skills necessary for higher level coursework. The University reserves the right to require evidence of the successful completion of English language proficiency and remedial coursework as a prerequisite to select courses and programs.

    Please refer to the University Catalog, beginning on page 23 for all information pertaining to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services.

    Scholarships and Funding

    Miami Regional University provides financial assistance to those who qualify. The Office of Financial Aid assists students in obtaining financial aid available to fund their education. Financial Aid representatives are available to assist students through a combination of onsite and offsite operations.

    Financial aid is any grant, loan or scholarship to assist a student in meeting their University expenses. Federal and state agencies and/or the University itself usually provide funding. Most financial aid is based on the student’s financial need as determined by the federal government’s system of need analysis. Financial need is based on federal regulations and information provided by the student and/or student’s family on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The amounts and types of financial aid that a student can receive are determined by federal, state and institutional guidelines. Students who wish to be considered for financial assistance offered by/through the University must complete and submit the FAFSA.

    • Student aid

    • IRS

    • Military Tuition Assistance

    • Social Security Administration

    • Department of Homeland Security

    General Eligibility

    • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident of the U.S., or an eligible non-citizen with a valid Social Security number

    • Must not be simultaneously enrolled in elementary or high school

    • Must have received a high school diploma or GED certificate

    • Admitted into a degree, certificate, or other program leading to a recognized educational credential

    • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

    • Not be in default for any Title IV loan at any institution

    • Not have had federal benefits suspended due to a drug conviction

    Nslds Disclosure

    Required Disclosure Information for Borrowers
    In accordance with HEOA 489 Amended HEA Sec. 485B, Miami Regional University is required to disclose to all borrowers that any federal loan borrowed by a student or eligible parent will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). The information reported to NSLDS will be accessible by guarantee agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. Borrowers may review their NSLDS history and information at any time at https://nslds.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

    Grants

    Federal Pell Grant

    The Federal Pell Grant is a federal grant awarded based on financial need and does not need to be repaid. In order to apply for the Pell Grant, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available on-line at https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/sign-in/landing.

    Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG):

    FSEOG is available for students with exceptional financial needs, which means students with the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFC). This program gives priority to students who receive Federal Pell Grants with the lowest EFC. An FSEOG award does not have to be repaid.

    Scholarships

    Miami Regional University offers a variety of scholarships for students who meet the specific criteria of the scholarship requirements.

    Elio Grillo Scholarship – This scholarship provides tuition cost assistance for international students transitioning from ESOL into a degree program at MRU.

    Dr. Juan G. Solana Scholarship – This scholarship provides tuition cost assistance for Foreign Physicians wishing to attend a Nursing Program.

    Partners In Health Scholarship – This scholarship provides tuition cost assistance for students enrolled from a health care affiliate (chosen by the employer) in a program at Miami Regional University.

    Displaced Student Scholarship – This scholarship provides tuition costs assistance for students who were displaced when their school, college or university closed. Student must apply within 120 of the institution’s closure.

    Health Science Conversion Scholarship – This scholarship provides tuition cost assistance for pre-requisite class to enroll in the MSN -Direct Entry program.

    Miami Regional University Business Professional Scholarship – This scholarship provides tuition cost assistance for students enrolling in the Business Administration program.

    Dr. Angel Sousa Garcia Scholarship – This scholarship provides program cost assistance for graduate students enrolling in the Direct Entry program.

    Believers in Our Mission Scholarship – This scholarship provides program cost assistance in the final semester of undergraduate students.

    Pioneer Scholarship – This scholarship provides tuition cost assistance for graduate students pursuing doctoral study in Nursing at Miami Regional University.

    Nursing the Future Scholarship – This scholarship provides tuition cost assistance for persons with an active registered nursing license with a need for prerequisite classes for the RN to BSN classes at Miami Regional University.

    Educational Administration Scholarship – This scholarship is to provide tuition cost assistance for graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in Educational Administration at Miami Regional University.

    Information on available scholarships is available in the catalog, beginning on page 42, or email: [email protected]

    Loans

    Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP)

    Miami Regional University participates in The Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP) which allows students and their parents to borrow money to help with their educational costs. These loans must be paid back with interest.

    Subsidized Direct Loan

    A subsidized loan is awarded on the basis of financial need (need is the budgeted Cost of Attendance less estimated financial aid). The federal government pays interest on the subsidized loan until repayment begins and during authorized periods of deferment. Repayment begins six months after the student graduates, when enrollment drops below half-time status, or when a student withdraws from the University. Students’ borrowers of federal loans must also satisfy exit loan counselling requirements. To apply, students should contact the University’s Office of Financial Aid.

    Unsubsidized Direct Loan

    An unsubsidized loan is not awarded on the basis of need. The borrower is charged interest from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full. In addition, until repayment begins and during authorized periods of deferment, the unsubsidized loan borrower has the option to pay the interest or allow the interest to accumulate. Accumulated interest will be added to the principal amount of the loan and will increase the amount the borrower must repay. Repayment begins six months after student graduates, when enrollment drops below half-time status, or when a student withdraws from the University. Students’ borrowers of federal loans must also satisfy exit loan counseling requirements. To apply, students should contact the University’s Office of Financial Aid.

    Federal Direct Parent Loan (PLUS) for Loan Program

    Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) loans are for parents of dependent students who want to borrow to help pay for their children’s education. A mandatory credit check is completed as eligibility for this loan depends on the borrower’s credit worthiness. This is an unsubsidized loan where the borrower is charged interest from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full. In addition, until repayment begins and during authorized periods of deferment. Repayment begins 60 days after the loan is disbursed. For additional information, students should contact the University’s Office of Financial Aid.

    Federal Direct Plus Loans (Grad Plus Loan)

    The U.S. Department of Education makes Direct PLUS Loans to eligible graduate or professional students through schools participating in the Direct Loan Program. To receive a grad PLUS loan, a student must be a graduate or professional student enrolled at least half-time in a program leading to a graduate or professional degree or certificate; not have an adverse credit history (unless the student meets certain additional eligibility requirements); and satisfy the general eligibility requirements for federal student aid. For additional information, students should contact the University’s Office of Financial Aid.

    Private Financing Programs

    Private financing programs are available to help students meet the costs of education by providing long-term financing options. Students should exhaust all federal Title IV assistance available, including the Federal Direct Stafford Loan and the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, before considering a private student loan program. The repayment terms of federal programs may be more favorable than the terms of private loan programs. Federal student loans are required by law to provide a range of flexible repayment options, including, but not limited to, income-based repayment and income-contingent repayment plans, and loan forgiveness benefits, which other student loans are not required to provide. Federal Direct Loans are available to students regardless of income. For additional information, students should contact the University’s Office of Financial Aid.

    Other Financial Options

    Payment Plans with no interest are also available to all active MRU students. Students may apply to other financial providers such as Career Source Centers, Vocational Rehabilitation and the Florida Department of Veterans for Benefit of Education and Training if qualified. MRU is a training provider to these organizations.

    To comply with the recommendations of public health authorities and ensure the health and safety of our campus, the Office of Financial Aid has limited hours for in-person service available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    We also offer online services to active and new students through our secure document upload system. Please contact our office to set-up your online file.

    Please refer to the University Catalog, beginning on page 37 for all information pertaining to the Office of Financial Aid

    Loan Forgiveness

    The Dept. of Education is accepting applications for Loan Forgiveness ahead of the official launch to help them refine the process.

    Student Loan Management

    When you receive a federal student loan, you may not be required to make payments on that loan while you are in school, but you are required to repay the loan when you graduate or stop attending school at least half-time including fees and interest. It is important that you borrow responsibly so you’ll be able to repay your loan.

    Borrowing responsibly includes borrowing only what you need to pay your education expenses and what you can realistically afford to repay when you leave school. The following videos will provide important information on student loan debt management.

    Locations

    • Miami Springs

      South Royal Poinciana Boulevard, 700, 33166, Miami Springs

    Questions