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CAMPUS: Student Fee Advisory Committee
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CAMPUS: Student Fee Advisory Committee

CAMPUS: Student Fee Advisory Committee By Dora Guerreroand Tiffany LunaBridge Staff WritersPublished Tuesday, April 2, 2024 Currently underway, two Student Fee Advisory Committee meetings have been held at TAMIU with one more on the way at 5 p.m. April 9. At Texas A&M International University, the SFAC oversees advising fees. This committee is required to meet at least once per semester, but members have been striving to meet as frequently as possible to review student concerns, as well as voice opinions and ideas that might benefit the student body. Under Texas Education Code Section 54.5031 student service fees must be administered. Tiffany Luna | BridgeStudents, from left, Alfredo Duncan-Perez, Preston Salazar and Rodolfo Rendon listen to Assistant Vice President for Fi...
NEWS BRIEF: Student Fee Advisory Committee schedules meetings to review student fee accounts
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NEWS BRIEF: Student Fee Advisory Committee schedules meetings to review student fee accounts

NEWS BRIEF: Student Fee Advisory Committee schedules meetings to review student fee accounts From Staff ReportsPublished Wednesday, March 13, 2024 TAMIU's Student Fee Advisory Committee scheduled a series of three meetings in March and April to review accounts covered under the Student Fee. SFAC advises the administration on the type, amount and expenditure of compulsory fees under Texas Education Code Section 54.5031 for student service fees. SFAC scheduled meetings for Student Fee funds recipients to present information about their accounts on the following dates and times: 5 p.m. Tuesday March 26 in STC 231 5 p.m. Tuesday April 2 in STC 230 5 p.m. Tuesday April 9 in STC 231
CAMPUS: Financial Aid Simplification Act changes FAFSA process
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CAMPUS: Financial Aid Simplification Act changes FAFSA process

CAMPUS: Financial Aid Simplification Act changes FAFSA process By Alexia AlemanBridge Staff PodcasterAnd Jorge EspinozaSocial Media Co-ManagerPublished Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 TAMIU holds its annual FAFSA Drive to help students navigate the changes implemented in the new FAFSA application. Financial aid staff assist students with the process during these drives, as well as answer questions. The priority deadline for FAFSA is scheduled for March 15. Over the past three years, the Department of Education implemented certain changes as part of the FAFSA Simplification Act. The final phase is slated for the 2024-25 Award Year. Esteban Mendiola | BridgeAn unidentified student files a FAFSA application on Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the testing center in the Sen Zaffirini Success Center....
NEWS BRIEF: Student Fee Advisory Committee meeting slated for Tuesday
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NEWS BRIEF: Student Fee Advisory Committee meeting slated for Tuesday

NEWS BRIEF: Student Fee Advisory Committee meeting slated for Tuesday From Staff ReportsPublished Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024 TAMIU's Student Fee Advisory Committee scheduled a meeting for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, to discuss the status of the Health Fee Referenda and spending recommendations. The meeting is slated to take place in the Student Center Room 230 at Texas A&M International University. SFAC advises the administration on the type, amount and expenditure of compulsory fees under Texas Education Code Section 54.5031 for student service fees.
CAMPUS: TAMIU unveils Master Plan
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CAMPUS: TAMIU unveils Master Plan

CAMPUS: TAMIU unveils Master Plan By Priscilla MartinezBridge contributing writerPublished Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023 Following an initial weather delay, TAMIU revealed its Master Plan across two sessions for the campus. The Master Plan covers the campus’s future in five years, 15 years and beyond. According to the tamiu.edu website, “The Master Plan will guide future building, land use and infrastructure changes needed to reach goals, adapt to change and align with Strategic Plan objectives.” Neto Gonzalez | BridgePerkins & Will Principal Urban Designer Stephen Coulston, left, speaks with TAMIU Academic Technology Director Patricia Abrego during the Master Plan unveiling on March 9, 2023, in the Student Center Ballroom. Under a Feb. 27 Texas A&M International Universit...
NEWS: Fresh Start wipes estimated $1.3 million in institutional student debt
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NEWS: Fresh Start wipes estimated $1.3 million in institutional student debt

NEWS: Fresh Start wipes estimated $1.3 million in institutional student debt By Gabriel RodriguezBridge Staff WriterPublished Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 One barrier, which prevents some students from continuing their education, keeps getting the ax at TAMIU. The Fresh Start 2.0 program cut additional student debt this past summer at $352,437. First implemented in the summer of 2021 and again in the summer of 2022, as Fresh Start 2.0, the Fresh Start program has wiped about $1.3 million total in institutional student debt for students at Texas A&M International University, according to the University’s press releases. Marco Villarreal | Bridge Photo IllustrationTAMIU student Marielise Rodriguez Sosa shows her excitement over having her debt to the University paid off due to th...
CAMPUS: Aramark makes menu changes, new Mexican place in food court
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CAMPUS: Aramark makes menu changes, new Mexican place in food court

CAMPUS: Aramark makes menu changes, new Mexican place in food court By Natxo FausBridge contributing writerPublished Monday, April 11, 2022 In order to change and improve its offerings, Aramark Food Service switches things up from time to time. This semester is no different. The food service contractor introduced a new Mexican place in the food court on Thursdays. The cultural cuisine of Mexico is featured in a place where students congregate on campus, said Aramark’s local Food Service Director Carlos J. Rodriguez. Aramark, a company based on providing food to schools, serves Texas A&M International University right on the border between the U.S. and Mexico; Laredo is about 95.4% Hispanic or Latino according to the U.S. Census Bureau numbers. “TAMIU is the border betwe...
$7.5 million TAMIU CARES funds available this spring
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$7.5 million TAMIU CARES funds available this spring

$7.5 million TAMIU CARES funds available this spring By Carolina CruzBridge Staff WriterPublished Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 As the semester continues through the COVID-19 pandemic, TAMIU CARES keeps providing students with aid during the Spring 2022 semester. The application deadline occurs Feb. 21. TAMIU CARES provides Texas A&M International University students impacted by the pandemic with student emergency aid grants. This semester, the program is expected to offer more than $7.5 million in student support funding. According to the TAMIU CARES website, “These allocations are designed to provide grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. The CARES/ARP funds will be used to address financial hardship, including housing a...
TAMIU capital funds reach nearly $45 million from A&M System
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TAMIU capital funds reach nearly $45 million from A&M System

TAMIU capital funds reach nearly $45 million from A&M System By Gabrielle PratherAssistant EditorPublished Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 From the A&M System funding, TAMIU recently received nearly $45 million. The Texas Legislature funded $3.35 billion dollars in specific capital projects for higher education. The capital projects at the universities of the Texas A&M System totaled $727.4 million under SB52, which amounts to 22% of the total authorization. The COVID-19-related appropriation bill invested $20 million dollars toward supporting at-risk students at state’s regional universities, including those associated with the A&M System. Gov. Greg Abbott approved the two bills. Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge illustration Texas A&M International University Pres...
TAMIU Books IncludED optional next fall, pilot program continues for spring
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TAMIU Books IncludED optional next fall, pilot program continues for spring

TAMIU Books IncludED optional next fall, pilot program continues for spring By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 The TAMIU Books IncludED pilot program continues into the Spring 2022 semester while Fall 2022 becomes optional. “So right now you’ll see the charge of Books IncludED and then the credit for the semester you were paying and then again in the spring,” Texas A&M International University Vice President for Finance & Administration Juan J. Castillo said. “Well in the Fall 2022 semester, you might see it [charged on your total bill] and you might think, ‘That’s too expensive and I don’t need that many materials and I can get it someplace else,’ then you can opt out and [we] credit you that back.” David Gomez Jr. | BridgeAssociate D...
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