Your Future. On Track. Earn a University of Memphis Degree with Nike's Tuition-Paid benefit program.

UofM Global and Nike have teamed up to offer an educational program to put you in the best position to succeed: Lane Four.
Eligible Nike employees* can earn a degree online with potentially no out-of-pocket tuition costs. A dedicated student success team will support you every step of the way.

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Whether UofM Global will be your first attempt at college or you already have some college experience, your UofM Global Advocate will help you find the shortest lane to completion..

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Enjoy access to 24/7 virtual tutoring and assistance from a program-specific admissions specialist, financial specialist, a designated academic advisor and advocate.

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Easily transfer credits from other higher ed institutions, and thrive with flexible online course offerings built to accommodate any work schedule.

*US-Based Nike Distribution Center, Air MI, and Converse-DC employees with minimum of 3 months employment and successful or better CFE rating.

Lane Four Prep Academy

If you are new to college, new to online learning or you’ve been out of school for a while, the Prep Academy is an excellent starting point. If you have not taken an admissions test (ex: ACT) or had a less than ideal academic history, the Prep Academy will help overcome those obstacles and allow you to earn admission to UofM Global.

  • Self-paced, online coursework
  • Unlimited attempts to succeed, no upfront costs
  • Key topics include: Academic Success, Career Planning and Development, Personal and Career Success

Getting Started: The Lane Four Admissions Process

You will be assigned a UofM Global Advocate who will guide you through the admission process and be available throughout your journey with UofM Global.

  1. Complete the interest form below
  2. Your UofM Global Advocate will contact you to answer any questions.
  3. Your Nike training record will be requested by your UofM Global Advocate to determine Experiential Learning Credit (ELC).
  4. With the help of your UofM Global Advocate, you will choose the best path for your success.
  5. Enroll in Lane Four Prep Academy OR begin the application for admission, whichever starting place is best for you.
  6. Start working on credits to move you closer to your degree.

Degree Program Options

You can choose any bachelor degree program that is offered fully online through UofM Global.

Not sure where to start? We highly recommend our Bachelor of Professional Studies in Organizational Leadership program because it offers the most flexibility in chourse choices, transfer credits and Experiential Learning Credit, which means you can finish faster!

Financial Information

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Nike employees that meet the requirements are eligible to receive up to $5,250 annually in employer assistance for your education. As long as you remain in good academic standing and have a successful or better CFE rating, your eligible tuition expenses will be direct-billed to Nike.

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You may be eligible for Federal Financial Aid by completing the FAFSA application. You may be eligible for federal grants, which do not have to be paid back, and can supplement your tuition allowance.

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A financial aid specialist will review your funding availability and usage to help budget your annual tuition allowance. Your UofM Global Advocate will help you make the best use of your funds and explore all cost-saving opportunities.

Experiential Learning Credit (ELC)

We believe students achieve college-level learning through experiences outside of the classroom, including professional development training, earning licenses or certifications, completing military training and volunteering in the community. Our ELC Program allows you to demonstrate the academic merit of your experiences. All, while potentially earning college credit hours and shortening your path to graduation. Some degree programs allow up to 30 credit hours of ELC, and your Nike training may be eligible to be evaluated for course credit.

Put Yourself in the Best Position to Succeed: Lane Four

A UofM Global Advocate will contact you to help create the best game plan for you.

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Last Updated: 6/7/24