Veterans Educ Benefits/Certification
Veterans Educational Benefits & Certification: Resources

Comparing U of M and Other Institutions

College Navigator

A useful site for "comparative shopping," allowing you to view information and statistics (expenses, enrollment figures, programs/majors, financial aid, etc.) for a list of institutions you define by institution type and location (by state or by distance from a particular zip code).

College Portrait

Another "comparative shopping" site. Allows you to compare one institution's costs and statistics (student body makeup, retention, graduation, etc.) to another's. The site also contains an "Affordability Estimator."

College Portrait's Affordability Estimator for U of M

View College Portrait's estimates for the cost of attending U of M.

UM Campus Resources

Enrollment Basics

Tuition and Fees

An overview credit hour costs and various fees associated with course enrollment. (Costs for books and supplies are not included; follow College Portrait's Affordability Estimator link for a "ball park" estimate of books and supplies.)

Admissions Process

Information on admission requirements, applications, deadlines, etc.

Academic Retention Information

Statistics on U of M student retention and graduation.

Transfer Credit
  • Transfer Credit Evaluation Process - Learn what you need to do in order to have credit from another institution transferred to, and evaluated by, UM.
  • Transfer Equivalency Tables - View a select group of transfer equivalency tables (tables that match up U of M courses with courses deemed equivalent courses at other institutions).
  • Transfer and Articulation - After your initial transfer evaluation, it may be possible to have other courses declared equivalencies or prerequisites. The Transfer and Articulation Office can assist and advise you in this.
Financial Aid Process
Fee Payment and Fee Payment Deadlines: U of M Bursar’s Fee Payment Information

Fee payment options, plans, calendars, and deadlines.

Residency (for paying in-state tuition)

Criteria for Tennessee residency (in-state tuition).

Selecting a Veterans Benefit

Advice from U of M's Veterans Educational Benefits & Certification Office.

Academic & Degree Planning Information

Catalogs (includes Academic Standards, Degree Plans, Course Descriptions, and more)

An online degree-planning aid you can use to track your undergraduate degree progress or to look at "what if" scenarios (What if I change my major to Xxxx? What would be involved?)

Campus Life & Assistance

Adult and Commuter Services

Information for commuter students and for students who are older than the traditional 18-21 year old group. Includes information on support groups/organizations as well as off-campus housing, transportation, and more.

Career Services

Offers assistance with career planning, including advice on resume writing; interview preparation; mock interviews; and internship and job search preparation.

Child Care Services

Information on campus child care - hours, policies, curriculum, meals, etc.

Psychological and Career Counseling

Career testing and assessment; pyschological and educational testing and assesment; counseling on dealing with stress, substance abuse, and more.

Students Disability Services

Disability policies, accommodations, and services; information on the Assistive Technology Lab.

Student Health Services

Clinic location and hours; immunization requirements; health information and educational material.


Tutors are available at Educational Support Program centers across the campus. One-on-one tutoring is available; workshops, seminars, and online tutoring are available as well.

Veterans Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is committed to providing veterans, active-duty, National Guard, reservists and qualified dependents with the services necessary to pursue their academic and personal interests, integrate into the campus community, and ultimately ensure a successful experience.

Among other amenities, the Center contains a lounge area, meeting and study space, and computers for Student Veteran use. Monthly seminars of topics of interest to the Veteran community are held here.

State of Tennessee Resources

Tennessee Department of Veteran Affairs

News bulletins as well as information on state benefits, services, and discounts.

Federal Resources

Veteran Affairs Home

The Department of Veterans Affairs home page, especially valuable for links to VA forms, important notices, and locations of hospitals, clinics, and regional benefits offices.

GI Bill® Home

(GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Contains information on the various programs and information on applying for benefits. The FAQs link takes you to a valuable storehouse of questions and answers.


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