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In the Now: January 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

December 12-January 19: Winter Break

January 11: Deadline to sign up for e-Refunds (Direct Deposit)

January 15-16: Spring Semester Residence Hall Check-In

January 16: Last Day of Regular Registration

January 16: Fee payment deadline (classes will be canceled if fees not paid or not on installment plan)

January 19: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (University Closed)

January 20: First Day of Classes, Spring 2015

January 23: Last Day to Add or Change Sections

February 3: Drops on or after this Date Receive "W" Grades

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 February 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.

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.

Parents and Grades

“Can I see my student’s grades?” - No, not unless you have your student's consent or you can show that your student is still a dependent for federal income tax purposes. Federal law--the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)--prevents us from releasing a student's information to anyone but the student unless we have the student's written consent to do so.

For more information, please review Student Privacy and FERPA in the Parent Handbook.

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

Enrollment Verification

Student Privacy and FERPA

Residence Life

The Daily Helmsman

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