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Complete the FAFSA

|  FAFSA available for submission starting October 1  |

 

FAQs

Students will submit their 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning October 2020 by using tax information from the 2019 tax year.

Students who file early receive a timely review of their file and notification of missing requirements. Students are also granted priority consideration for federal and state need-based grants. Once your file is complete and processed, you will receive your aid package. After you receive your aid package, you and your family can make an informed decision about your future and financially prepare for the upcoming school year.

Review the deadlines below and ensure your submission is completed prior to these dates. Students should submit the FAFSA early for priority consideration. The University of Memphis’ federal school code is: 003509.

Tennessee-Specific Deadlines

  • Tennessee Student Assistance Grant Priority Deadline: February 1, 2021
  • Tennessee Hope Lottery Scholarship Deadline: September 1, 2021

Both in-state and out-of-state applicants should follow these important next steps:

1. Complete the FAFSA starting October 1 at studentaid.gov.

2. Monitor your myMemphis portal and check your UofM email for updates related to your financial aid file.

3. Submit any additional required documentation.

4. Contact our Financial Aid office if you have any questions. You can visit us at 103 Wilder Tower or send us an email at financialaid@memphis.edu.

 

Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Here are the benefits of using the optional IRS Data Retrieval Tool (incorporated into the FAFSA application):

INFO READY
Students and parents will have their tax information ready the minute the application window for FAFSA opens, providing equal opportunity for consideration for all available funds.

AUTO-FILL
Auto-fill IRS tax return information right into the FAFSA form, accurately transferring data.

FINISH EARLY
The sooner you file, the sooner you can receive your aid package.

 

Check Out Our Me + Memphis Financial Aid Guide

This resource is full of all the answers you need to understand the different ways to fund your college education.