For release: April 10, 2013
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The University of Memphis has been named one of the “most affordable large public
colleges” in the United States by www.affordablecollegesonline.org. The website, which provides prospective college students and their parents with
information about affordable college options, financial aid and cost-saving ideas,
gave that designation to only 100 “top quality large public colleges that have an
affordable price tag.”
The website compiled the list from data published by the federal government and the
Carnegie Foundation. Schools included on the list are public, non-profit, four-year
colleges and universities; other criteria include the student enrollment of the college
or university and its tuition (less than $15,500 per year).
The website’s founder, Dan Schuessler, explained that the site lists colleges that
are reasonably priced and offer an excellent education. “They are much more affordable
for a wider base of students,” he said.
The site also provides information and suggestions from leading financial aid officers
and a video that explains the intricacies of the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA) process.
The entire list of the designated schools is online at www.affordablecollegesonline.org/campus-colleges/most-affordable-large-public-colleges/.
More information about the U of M, including costs and financial aid, is available
online at www.memphis.edu.