University of Memphis once again announces no tuition increase for upcoming academic year

May 1, 2020 - The University of Memphis has announced that there will be no tuition increase for the upcoming academic year, marking the fourth time in seven years with zero tuition increase. The UofM has led the State of Tennessee in higher education cost-containment over the past seven years, with an average tuition increase of only 1.5%. 

Among the steps the UofM has taken to keep tuition and fees as low as possible for students are:

  • Implementation of a guaranteed tuition plan.
  • Setting a tuition cap for Tennessee residents. For undergraduates who take more than 12 hours, additional credits are free. For graduate students who take more than 10 hours, additional credits are free.
  • Establishment of uniform tuition rates for online and on-campus courses.
  • Simplification of the student fee structure to reduce and then eliminate the online course fee over the next couple of years, and move to a standard per credit hour structure applicable  to all courses.
  • Adjusting rates for non-resident and international students to enhance enrollment. 

“Our commitment to lowering costs for our students has had significant impact, and that commitment has never been more important than now,” said UofM President M. David Rudd. “Planning for a return to campus for the fall semester is well underway. 

“We will be ready for the full range of possible scenarios based upon the best and most up-to-date scientific advice and health guidance that puts the safety of our community members at the forefront. We look forward to welcoming our students, faculty and staff back to campus in the fall and will do so in a safe, responsible and thoughtful manner.”

chart showing tuition increase for state of Tennessee colleges