UofM Board of Trustees Approves Reduced Tuition for Non-Resident Law Students, Forms Athletics Committee

December 4, 2019 - The University of Memphis Board of Trustees approved the School of Law’s non-resident (out-of-state) tuition rate to begin in academic year 2020-21 and formed an ad hoc Athletics Committee at its meeting on the UofM Lambuth campus Wednesday.

The proposed fee structure will cap tuition for non-resident law students at 11 credit hours, resulting in a 25% reduction for non-resident tuition and fees for 15 credit hours. The projected change in tuition revenue will be offset by reductions in out-of-state scholarships/waivers. The new rate should extend the Law School’s appeal beyond Tennessee’s borders and allow it to stay competitive with its peers.

The Athletics Committee will focus on the importance of intercollegiate athletics to the University and on athletic compliance. Committee members are Alan B. Graf Jr., chair; Cato Johnson and R. Brad Martin with possible additional members.

In other action, the Board:

• Approved the FCC license transfer of radio station WUMR to the Crosstown Radio Partnership Inc.;

• Approved the revised budget for fiscal year 2020;

• Approved a rule on classifying students as in-state or out-of-state;

• Approved a Bachelor of Science Degree in American Sign Language & Deaf Studies; and

• Approved a policy on self-assessment for the Board of Trustees.

The next Board of Trustees meeting will be March 4, 2020, in the UofM’s University Center.