Florida Memorial University

Florida Memorial’s history and traditions reach back to 1879. Our legacy of determination and accomplishment has made us the only historically black university in southern Florida. We are a culturally diverse institution, transforming lives and helping to create a future for people from many races, ethnicities, countries, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds. Members of the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff, students, and alumni take every opportunity possible to express pride in the institution.

Mascot:  Lion

University Colors:  Royal Blue/Orange/White

Academics

At Florida Memorial University, students have a wealth of opportunity to pursue their lifelong career goals. The university offers 41 undergraduate degree programs and 4 master’s programs. The university offers degree programs that embody a coherent course of study that is compatible with our mission through “instilling in students the importance of becoming global citizens through life-long learning, leadership, character, and service which will enhance their lives and the lives of others.” As part of our mission, quality programming is offered to support the recognition that “education contributes to the quality of life and expects that students will leave its community of scholars and traditions pre­pared to participate fully in a global society.” All degree programs focus on graduating students who are well prepared in their discipline to enter a competitive job market where they will make knowledgeable contributions to their fields of study.

Florida Memorial University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the Council on Social Work Education.

Admissions Requirements

Florida Memorial University seeks to attract students who have the potential for success and who present the necessary personal and academic qualities to derive maximum benefit from the programs offered by the university.

The application fee is $25.00 and the requirements for admission to the university are outlined below:

Freshman Admissions Requirements:

  1. 2.4 GPA or Higher
  2. Official High School Transcript or GED test scores and copy of certificate
  3. ACT or SAT Test Scores
  4. Letter of Recommendations
  5. Personal Statement

International Admission Requirements:

  1. 2.4 GPA or higher
  2. Official high school and/or university transcripts (transfer only)
  3. Notarized Affidavit of Support
  4. Bank statement
  5. Letter of Recommendation
  6. Personal Statement
  7. TOFEL scores.

Transfer Admission Requirements:

  1. 2.0 GPA or higher
  2. Official copies of all college/university transcripts
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Personal Statement

Financial Aid

Florida Memorial University provides financial assistance to students who need help in meeting their educational expenses. Over 90% of the students attending Florida Memorial receive some form of financial assistance. Most of our financial aid is awarded on the basis of demonstrated need. Financial assistance is provided in the form of federal programs-grants, loans and work-study. In addition we offer state programs and institutional scholarships.

Grants

Undergraduate students who have not received a bachelor’s degree may apply for the grant programs listed below:

  • Federal Pell Grant Program (FPELL):  This is a grant available to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need based on the Federal Methodology Formula. Based on the 2013-20134academic year, undergraduate students may receive a Pell Grant award up to $5,645.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG):  This is a grant available to undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Only a limited amount of FSEOG can be awarded each year due to funding constraints. Based on the 2013-20134academic year students were awarded $2,149 for the academic year $1400.00.
  • Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG):  The William L. Boyd, IV, Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) Program is a State grant that provides tuition assistance to Florida undergraduate students attending an eligible private, non-profit Florida college or university. Based on the 2013-2014 academic year students were awarded $2,500 for the academic year
  • FSAG:  The Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) Program is a need-based State grant program available to degree-seeking, resident, undergraduate students who demonstrate substantial financial need and are enrolled in participating post-secondary institutions in the State of Florida. Based on the 2013-2014 academic year students were awarded $1950.00 for the academic year.

Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides part-time, on-campus employment to students with financial need. Work-Study is usually awarded to students in combination with other forms of financial aid, which enables them to meet their educational expenses without incurring burdensome indebtedness. The program is also intended to broaden the range of job opportunities for qualified students. The Federal Government requires that we do not pay a student less than minimum wage of $7.79 an hour.

Loans

  • Federal Direct Loan:  A federal student loan, made through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, for which eligible students and parents borrow directly from the U.S. Department of Education. Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct Parent PLUS Loans are types of Direct Loans. Students must complete a FAFSA application and be enrolled at least half time in order to be considered for these loan programs.
  • Subsidized Loan:  A loan based on financial need for which the federal government pays the interest that accrues while the borrower is in an in-school, grace, or deferment status. Based on the 2013-2014 academic year students were awarded a minimum of $3500.00 to a maximum of $5,500.00 for the academic year. The amount varies based upon classification and dependency of the student.
  • Unsubsidized Loan:  A loan based on financial need for which the federal government pays the interest that accrues while the borrower is in an in-school, grace, or deferment status. Based on the 2013-2014 academic year students were awarded a minimum of $2000.00 to a maximum of $7,000.00 for the academic year. The amount varies based upon classification and dependency of the student.