Miami Regional University

MILITARY & VETERAN AFFAIRS

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Miami Regional University is committed to provide all eligible United States Military service members, veterans, and their families assistance in reaching their educational goas. As part of our commitment, Miami Regional University will waive the following fees :

  • Registration Fee
  • Application Fees
  • Background Check Fees

MRU has staff available to assist you with your benefits from the US Department of Veteran Affairs and Florida Scholarships, such as the Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans and Service Members.

We have trained staff available to assist you with applications and enrollment, review the GI Bill regulations to make sure you get the maximum award possible.

Veterans and/or dependents planning to receive educational assistance benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) should get VA approval prior to enrollment. Veterans may apply for their GI Bill benefits at the ebenefits website, located at https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage

Have questions? We are here to help. Contact the Office of Veterans Services at veteranaffairs@mru.edu

Executive Order 13607 signed April 27, 2012, by the President of the United States, established Principles of Excellence (POE) for educational institutions serving service members, veterans, spouses, and other family members. Eight Principles of Excellence are described in the Order. Compliance with the POE is intended to ensure an institution provides meaningful information to prospective and current military associated students about the financial cost and quality of the institution; assist those students in making choices about how to use their Federal educational benefits; prevent abusive and deceptive recruiting practices that target the recipients of Federal military and veterans educational benefits; and ensure that the institution provides high-quality academic and student support services to the respective group of students.
Miami Regional University (MRU) complies with the Principles of Excellence. Demonstration of compliance is provided as follows:

Principle of Excellence How We Comply
1 Prior to enrollment, provide prospective students who are eligible to receive Federal military and veterans educational benefits with a personalized and standardized form, as developed in a manner set forth by the Secretary of Education, working with the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs, to help those prospective students understand the total cost of the educational program, including tuition and fees; the amount of that cost that will be covered by Federal educational benefits; the type and amount of financial aid they may qualify for; their estimated student loan debt upon graduation; information about student outcomes; and other information to facilitate comparison of aid packages offered by different educational institutions “The University provides two different forms. The first is available to all students, current or prospective. It is based on the template provided by the Department of Education in July 2013. This includes grant and scholarship amounts, net costs, graduation rates, loan default rates, median borrowing, and estimated monthly loan payments after graduation. Access is available by links on our financial aid webpage or in person in the Office of Financial Aid.
The second form is a personalized Estimated Financial Aid Notification Form given to any prospective MRU student given by the Office of Financial Aid. “
2 Inform students who are eligible to receive Federal military and veterans’ educational benefits of the availability of Federal financial aid and have in place policies to alert those students of their potential eligibility for that aid before packaging or arranging private student loans or alternative financing programs. The Office of Financial Aid speaks with all identified prospective students and provides information regarding the availabilit y of federal and state financial aid and VA benefits. Upon receipt of admission application, additional information is provided detailing the steps to apply for financial aid or VA benefits at the University to those applicants who declare their intent to utilize those benefits. Similar information is posted on the University’s Financial Aid webpage.
3 End fraudulent and unduly aggressive recruiting techniques on and off military installations, as well as misrepresentation, payment of incentive compensation, and failure to meet State authorization requirements, consistent with the regulations issued by the Department of Education (34 C.F.R. 668.71-668.75, 668.14, and 600.9). Miami Regional University does not use high-pressure recruitment tactics, such as making unsolicited contacts (three or more), including contacts by phone, e-mail, or in-person. The University does not engage in same-day recruitment and registration, solely for the purpose of securing service member enrollments. The University does not, and has never, conducted fraudulent or aggressive recruiting on or off military installations or in any other venue, nor do we misrepresent ourselves, our programs, or our mission. MRU does not provide commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including Tuition Assistance funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance. MRU meets all State authorization requirements consistent with those issued by the Department of Education.
4 Obtain the approval of the institution’s accrediting agency for new course or program offerings before enrolling students in such courses or programs, provided that such approval is appropriate under the substantive change requirements of the accrediting agency. “The University is accredited by the:
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302
Arlington, Virginia 22201
P: (703)247‐4212The Associate, Baccalaureate, Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate nursing programs at Miami Regional University, located in Miami Springs, Florida, are accredited by the:
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
P: (404) 975-5000All programs seek approval of the ACCSC and ACEN when required by the substantive change rules prior to program offerings.”
5 Allow service members and reservists to be readmitted to a program if they are temporarily unable to attend class or must suspend their studies due to service requirements and take additional steps to accommodate short absences due to service obligations, provided that satisfactory academic progress is being made by the service members and reservists prior to suspending their studies. Miami Regional University follows the guidelines for readmissions/course release that align with provisions for service members provided in Chapter 3 of Volume 2 of the Federal Student Aid Handbook set forth in the Federal Student Handbook for Service members.  MRU provides accommodations to drop or extend a course, as a result of service in the field. If a military student must stop their educational endeavors for reasons of their service, the University will allow them up to three years to return to the academic program and catalog year that they were originally pursuing. The student will work with the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs to inform them of their intent to return. The student simply needs to register for their next course and their account will be returned to active and enrolled status. If the military student was unable notify the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs prior to their departure for service, the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs will work with the appropriate University offices to correct grades, etc. once the military student provides the appropriate documentation of military service.
6 Agree to an institutional refund policy that is aligned with the refund of unearned student aid rules applicable to Federal student aid provided through the Department of Education under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as required under section 484B of that Act when students withdraw prior to course completion. Miami Regional University institutional refund policy aligns with the Title IV and the state of Florida refund policies. Specifics policy information may be found in the MRU University Catalog.
7 Provide educational plans for all individuals using Federal military and veterans’ educational benefits that detail how they will fulfill all the requirements necessary to graduate and the expected timeline of completion. When applying for admission each prospective student can receive an official evaluation of transfer credits earned from both military training and other prior learning experiences through by providing documentation to the Admissions Department. The evaluation includes all course requirements for their chosen degree, credits transferred in, how those credits are applied to the degree plan and all remaining requirements. Evaluations are updated as courses are completed, or additional transfer credit documentation is supplied by the student.
8 Designate a point of contact for academic and financial advising (including access to disability counseling) to assist service member and veteran students and their families with the successful completion of their studies and with their job searches. Veterans and their families may contact those listed below for assistance:

Financial Advising
Marcie Silva
Office of Financial Aid
msilva@mru.edu (305) 442-9223 ext. 6019

Academic Advising
Jacqueline Machado
Office of the Registrar
jmachado@mru.edu (305) 442-9223 ext. 6010

Disability Services
Mitsy Sousa
ADA Officer
adaofficer@mru.edu (305) 442-9223 ext. 6033

Career Services
Mirizza Menendez
Student Support Services
Mmenendez@mru.edu (305) 442-9223 ext. 6034

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