U of M offers variety of assistance
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 6:00 pm
The Messenger 12.19.12
Students who have applied for admission to the University of Memphis for the fall of 2013 are currently being evaluated for scholarship eligibility.
A variety of scholarships are funded by the university and by private donors.
In addition to academic scholarships, there are scholarships for adult students, community college graduates and transfer students, as well as departmental scholarships and scholarships for first-generation college students.
Scholarships are awarded based on information submitted on the University of Memphis application for admission.
A separate scholarship application is not required unless noted. The priority deadline for admitted students to the University of Memphis for scholarship consideration is Feb. 1.
All University of Mem-phis first-time freshman scholarship awards are based on a combination of ACT/SAT scores and cumulative high school grade point average. These scholarships are four-year, renewable awards requiring full-time enrollment. Early application to the University of Memphis is strongly encouraged, because scholarship awards are limited.
Applicants for any type of financial aid must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov.. Financial assistance also is provided through grants, loans and employment.
The university operates two programs of student employment: the Federal Work-Study Program and a regular student worker program.
Students eligible for the State of Tennessee HOPE Scholarship Program (Lott-ery Scholarship) must complete the FAFSA as specified by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation. More information on the program is available at the HOPE Lottery Scholarship website, www.tn.gov/Coll-egePays.
In the fall of 2012, 631 academic scholarships worth more than $1.4 million were awarded to 26 percent of the freshmen class. More than $200 million in other financial aid is awarded annually.
For more information about scholarships, go online to www.memphis.edu/scholarships or call (901) 678-3213.
More information about financial aid is available by phone at (901) 678-4825 or online at www.memphis.edu/financialaid.