Tennessee Eligibility Verification for Entitlements Act
Approved in fall 2012, this new Tennessee law applies to students interested in enrolling at a college or university within the
State of Tennessee. Basically, students who wish to receive any form of state or
federal benefits must provide documentation that proves they are otherwise eligible
for those benefits. The kinds of benefits that are directly impacted include, but
are not limited to: in-state tuition, Tennessee Hope Lottery Scholarships, state-funded
waivers and scholarships, Academic Common Market tuition benefits, and financial aid
packages that make the University of Memphis more affordable. State benefits do not
include privately funded tuition assistance such as those supported through the University
Foundation or another private endowed scholarship. This law applies to all levels
of collegiate study (undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools) and includes
both Tennessee residents and non-residents alike as needing to provide one of these
Satisfying the Eligibility Verification Entitlements Act (EVEA) can be accomplished in many ways. See the listing of options below. The need to
verify your eligibility does not affect your admissibility to the University of Memphis,
but it can play a significant role in how your tuition may be set.
Admitted students should visit the EVEA Documentation Submission page to upload a scanned copy of any one of the accepted forms of documentation listed
below. You will need your University of Memphis e-mail account and password to log-in.
- The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) - preferred;
- A valid state issued driver’s license or photo identification license (except for
Utah and New Mexico);
- An official birth certificate issued by a U.S. state, jurisdiction or territory, except
for Puerto Rican birth certificates issued before July 1, 2010;
- A U.S. government-issued certified birth certificate;
- A valid, unexpired U.S. passport;
- A U.S. certificate of birth abroad (DS-1350 or FS-545);
- A report of birth abroad of a citizen of the U.S. (FS-240);
- A certificate of citizenship (N560 or N561);
- A certificate of naturalization (N550, N570, or N578); or
- A U.S. citizen identification card (I-197, I-179).
If you have questions, feel free to e-mail the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 901-678-2111.