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In the Now: February FAQ
As the school year rolls on different situations and questions arise.  As a result, our more frequently asked questions for each month will be posted below.  If you do not see a topic covered, please review our Frequently Asked Questions page or feel free to e-mail us at or at 901.678.2115.

Important Dates and Deadlines

To stay up to date on all upcoming dates and deadlines, please check out our UMparent calendar

January 30: Black History Month Opening Ceremony (Click here for all Black History Month events)

February 2: Last Day to drop for no grade (W assigned if dropped after)

February 2: 75% Fee Adjustment/Refund Deadline

February 15: 25% Fee Adjustment/Refund Deadline

February 18: Education Career Fair, UC Ballroom, 1:00-4:00 pm

March 1: 1st Installment Plan Payment Deadline

March 1: Priority Deadline for 2015-2016 FASFA

Financial Aid for 2015-2016 School Year

The priority financial aid deadline for the 2015-2016 school year (Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016) is March 1st.  It is important that you and your student fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible to ensure that your student gets the maximum amount of aid that they are eligible to receive.  For more information, please contact the Financial Aid office at 901.678.4825 or review their website for more information.

Preparing for Summer

This may seem early, but now is the time for students to begin making plans for the summer.  Many students may take the summer to do an internship to prepare them for their desired career.  Internships are a great way for students to learn about a career and get valuable hands on learning that will supplement their in class learning.

The Office of Academic Internships and Career Services offers great opportunities for students.  Encourage your student to attend the Career and Internship Fair on March 4 in the UC Ballroom between 10 am and 3 pm to meet with employers.  Students can also meet with the office of Academic Internships or Career Services at any time.  

Enrollment Verification

Do you need verification that you student is enrolled for medical insurance, car insurance, or anything else? Students can request enrollment verification from the National Student Clearinghouse  or from the Registrar’s office. For complete details on how to request enrollment verification, please click here.

Student Newspaper: The Daily Helmsman

Do you want to know what is going on on-campus from a student point of view?  Read the student newspaper, The Daily Helmsman, by clicking here.  It is published Tuesday through Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Important Links:

Frequently Asked Questions

UMparent Calendar

Financial Aid Office

Career Services

Office of Academic Internships

Enrollment Verification

Student Privacy and FERPA

The Daily Helmsman

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