Financial Aid

A college education is an investment in your future, and the first step to making your dreams happen is to understand how to finance your education. We know the cost of a college education and available financial assistance are crucial considerations when selecting a college. We are here to make sure you have the answers you need.

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You can find instructions on how to complete the most frequently used tasks involving your financial aid on our Step-by-Step page.

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Complete the FAFSA

The Student Financial Aid Office administers federal, state and institutional aid programs to qualified students. In order to apply for any federal aid for college, you must first fill out and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application is used by the federal government, state aid agencies, and institutions to determine your eligibility for many types of aid including grants, loans and even scholarships. You need to file a FAFSA each year you wish to receive aid.

003509 is the school code for the University of Memphis

2023-2024 FAFSA (Fall 2023, Spring 2024, & Summer 2024)

Available October 1, 2022
Priority Deadline - March 1, 2023
TSAA Priority Deadline - February 1, 2023

**ALERT** 2024-2025 FAFSA (Fall 2024, Spring 2025, & Summer 2025)

Available December 2023
FAFSA Simplification - To help students, faculty, and staff navigate significant changes by the U.S. Department of Education to the FAFSA application for the 2024-2025 academic year, visit the our FAFSA Simplification page.

FAFSA Simplification Information >

Check Out Our Me + Memphis Financial Aid Guide


  • Apply for an Federal Student Aid (FSA) account (required to complete the FAFSA)
  • View information about Filling Out the FAFSA Form
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Transfer federal tax information using the Financial Aid Direct Data Exchange process
  • If a required contributor doesn't provide consent and approval to have their federal tax information transferred into the FAFSA form, you (the student) will not be eligible for federal student aid—even if the contributor manually enters tax information into the FAFSA form.
  • Submit Documents - Students must also submit any other required documents in order to complete the financial aid application prior to being awarded. Requirements are posted on myMemphis under the Financial Aid and Scholarships tile. Visit our Step-by-Step page for detailed instructions on how to check on your status and determine if you have missing requirements.

How to Accept/Decline Award Offer(s)

  • Log on to your myMemphis account.
  • Click on the Financial Aid and Scholarships tile
  • Select the appropriate aid year from the drop down menu at the top of the page
    • 2024-2025 Aid Year (applies to Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025)
    • 2023-2024 Aid Year (applies to Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024)
  • Select the Award Offer tab
  • Review your offers and select Accept or Decline for each offer under Take Action
  • Click Submit

NOTE: Not all offers will have an option to accept or decline.  If accepting a student loan for the first time, you must also complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note at studentaid.gov.

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Other Information

Financial Wellness

Register for our Financial Wellness Course. It's designed to enhance student financial knowledge and highlight financial behaviors.

Student Employment

For information, visit the Student Employment page.

Course Program of Study (CPOS)

Course Program of Study (CPOS) consists of the courses used to complete an approved and declared degree program (including declared minors). To be counted toward a student's Federal Financial Aid eligibility, a course must count toward the completion of the declared program of study. The University of Memphis implemented CPOS beginning with the Spring 2019 semester and all future terms. Additional information is available on our Course Program of Study FAQ page.

Consumer Information

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Contact Us

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Student Financial Aid Office
Phone: 901.678.4825
Fax: 901.678.3590

103 Wilder Tower
Memphis, TN 38152-3520

Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm