First-Time Freshman Application Fee Waiver

The University of Memphis accepts application fee waivers for new first-time freshman applicants (International students do not qualify for the application fee waiver). To qualify for an application fee waiver, applicants must provide one of the following approved documents:

  • UofM Request for Admission Application Fee Waiver
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Application Fee Waiver Request Form
  • ACT/SAT Fee Waiver provided by your local high school counselor
  • Participation in the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program
  • Participation in a Federal TRIO Program (i.e., GEAR UP, Upward Bound, Talent Search, etc.)
  • Pell Grant Eligibility (Verified by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA)
  • Status as a ward of the state or placement into foster care

Please send documentation by email to admissions@memphis.edu or by regular mail to:

Office of Admissions
101 Wilder Tower
Memphis, TN 38152

All new first-time freshman applicants are required to either pay the application fee or submit one of the approved application fee waiver documents before their application can be considered for admission. There is no advantage or disadvantage in using an application fee waiver. The application fee waiver replaces the fee and qualifies an applicant for admission consideration. Only new first-time domestic freshmen applicants are eligible for an application fee waiver.  For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@memphis.edu.