September 17th is Constitution Day, commemorating the day in 1787 when, at the end of a long hot summer of discussion, debate and deliberation, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed America’s most important document. George Washington, on behalf of the Convention, transmitted the proposed Constitution to the Congress assembled under the Articles of Confederation. Eleven days later, the Congress by unaminous resolution passed the proposal on to conventions of delegates to be chosen in each state. It was in these state conventions that the Constitution was thoroughly discussed, debated and eventually ratified.

The United States Constitution is the oldest written national constitution still in operation, and many of the nations that have established themselves in the decades since have turned to this document as a model for their own constitutions. As a document that defines the structure of our federal government and delineates the rights of the states within the union, and of individual citizens within the nation, the Constitution has become a symbol to Americans and to the world of our political principles and the democratic way of life that flows from them.


The Financial Aid Office administers federal, state, and institutional aid programs to qualified students. To receive financial aid, qualified students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents and qualifying non-citizens are eligible for federal financial aid.

Information Regarding the New FAFSA Changes!


1718 FAFSA Process

Apply for Federal Student aid

003509 is the school code for the University of Memphis.

 FAFSA Year  Semesters Covered  Priority Deadline
 2016-2017 FAFSA  Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017  March 1, 2016
 2017-2018 FAFSA  Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018  January 17, 2017


  • Apply for an FSA ID (required to complete the FAFSA) >>
  • Complete the FAFSA >>
    • Important Notice:  The U.S. Department of Education has announced that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is currently unavailable until late Fall 2017.  View more information >>
    • Without the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, students can still complete the FAFSA.  However, students selected for verification will be required to request a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS at www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript.
  • Submit Documents - Students must also submit any other required documents in order to complete the application prior to being awarded. Requirements are posted on myMemphis.
  • View Summer Financial Aid Information >>


    • Log on to your myMemphis account
    • Click on the Account$ tab
    • Scroll down, then click on the Financial Aid Awards link
    • NOTE: If you do not have this link/"channel", call the ITD Help Desk at 901-678-8888.
    • Select the Aid Year 2017-2018, then Submit
    • Read the information under the General Information tab (note that the Accept Award Offer tab is not yet clickable/activated)
    • Click on the Terms and Conditions tab, then scroll down to 'Accept' (the Terms and Conditions)
    • Click on the Accept Award Offer tab, then scroll down
    • Click on the drop down box next to your award OFFER and select an option.

    Sign up online NOW for eRefunds to receive excess financial aid and fee refunds.

    **New - View Financial Wellness Course >>
    (Designed to enhance student financial knowledge and highlight financial behaviors.)

    Contact Us:    Financial Aid Office Phone: 901-678-4825
      103 Wilder Tower Fax: 901-678-3590
      Memphis, TN 38152-3520 E-Mail: financialaid@memphis.edu

    Office hours are: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm.