Access Memphis. Access your future.
Among the core values at the University of Memphis are student success and access, along with diversity and inclusion. Over the past five years, the University of Memphis has had the lowest tuition/fee increases in the State of Tennessee and dramatically improved overall affordability in a rapidly changing higher education landscape.
More than 50 percent of first-time freshmen at the University of Memphis are eligible for Pell grants (families with household incomes under $50,000). For Fall 2018, approximately 620 students came from households with an income threshold of $50,000 or less and were eligible for Hope scholarships. These 620 students represent 25 percent of the incoming first-time freshman cohort. Last year, 86 percent of these students had their tuition and fees fully covered by Pell, Hope and UofM institutional aid. We are committed to continuing to expand these numbers each year and believe we will be covering all tuition/fees for these qualifying students by the Fall 2021.
The University of Memphis' commitment has always been, and continues to be, one of delivering high-quality educational programs to all of our students at the lowest possible cost. Toward this end, the UofM recently approved and will be implementing the following beginning Fall 2019 as part of our Access Memphis initiative:
Simplified Student Fee Structure Updates
Over the past year, the University has been committed to access and affordability
initiatives which simplify and create uniformity in our tuition and fee structure. As we continue this effort, we will discuss a proposal to simplify our mandatory fee
structure during the upcoming June 5 Board of Trustees meeting.