The Ana G. Méndez University System, fulfilling its commitment to offer higher education alternatives to different publics and in the best interest of serving the needs of the Hispanic community in the United States, began in 2003 to offer bilingual education alternatives for Adults at the Orlando Metro Campus. At the Orlando Campus we currently have more than 1,400 students and offer more than 25 different Academic Programs. Later, a new campus was established in South Florida, located in the Miramar area, where we now have more than 900 students. The newest campus, was established in the Tampa Bay area in 2010 and currently has more than 400 students.
Under the laws of Puerto Rico the SUAGM is composed of three Universities accredited by the "Middle States"; University of Turabo (UT), Metropolitan University (UMET) and Universidad del Este (UNE). The SUAGM with its three Universities is the second largest private university in Puerto Rico with more than 60 years of established and more than 42,000 students. These Universities are the ones that award the degree for the variety of Academic Programs that we currently offer in the United States.
A new campus in Maryland, "Capital Area Campus", was recently inaugurated and we are continuing growth and expansion plans to offer new bilingual (English and Spanish) academic programs that support and serve the needs of the Hispanic community in the United States and provide New alternatives to traditional daytime programs for newly graduated high school students beginning in August 2013.
We aim to become local and international leaders in accelerated dual language education for adults. We will be recognized for the excellence and pertinence of our academic programs, integrated services, the application of emerging technologies and the strengthening of high-level competencies that will allow students to be effective in a globalized work environment, becoming lifelong learners.
The Tampa Bay Campus of Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez is committed to being the pioneer and leader in developing, providing and enhancing the discipline-based dual language immersion program in higher education in. Through this program, the Tampa Bay Campus provides quality access to a diverse adult population that allows for the development of professional and language skills necessary to become a dual language professional.
As part of its philosophy, Ana G. Mendez University Systems, abides by the principle of equal educational opportunities for their students on our three institutions: Universidad Del Este, Universidad Del Turabo, and Universidad Metropolitana.
With this guiding principle, the University obtains, receives, and administers a variety of financial aid funds in the form of grants, college work study and loans for students that have financial need and are eligible. The student aid funds are provided by Federal and State governments, the Institution, and from donations of the private sector.
Our Institution distributes these funds as efficiently as possible, benefitting a student with as many types of financial assistance programs as is eligible for to meet the costs of obtaining his academic goal.
The Financial Aid Portal of Ana G. Mendez University Systems provides the policies and procedures that guide us in the distribution of funds, according to the regulations that apply. It also gives the student instructions for applying to financial aid, including how to complete the Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) required for access to any federal financial assistance. Other relevant norms, policies and regulations that students should be aware of are also included.
To learn more about available programs or if you need additional information, please contact your Financial Aid Office.