In the Now: January FAQs
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 email@example.com or at 901.678.2115.
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
As has been the case nationally, our community has seen a significant rise in COVID-19 cases driven by the spread of the Omicron variant. The best protection against serious illness from COVID-19 continues to be vaccinations. We strongly encourage all students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated and to also take advantage of booster shots. While vaccinated individuals may still contract the virus, they are significantly less likely to have severe illness or require hospitalization. Getting vaccinated will help protect you and those around you both at work and home. Vaccinations and boosters are critical for our campus to continue safe operations in the spring semester.
We will continue to partner with the Baptist Medical Group (BMG) to offer vaccinations on campus during the spring semester. Dates and times will be announced soon. In the interim, you can find information regarding the availability of vaccines here. The UofM preparedness committee will meet after the holiday break to discuss campus operations for the spring and to update the community on safety protocols as soon as they are available, but you should anticipate that we will continue with safety measures that were in place during the fall semester. Staff will also monitor all CDC guidelines and be prepared to implement any new or revised measures.
FINANCIAL AID FOR 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
The priority financial aid deadline for the 2023-2023 school year (Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023) is March 1. The TSAA priority deadline is February 1. 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.
Current students are encouraged to apply for private and departmental Scholarship Opportunities through the Tiger Scholarship Manager. Tiger Scholarship Manager provides a centralized, searchable database of all scholarship opportunities. This technology matches students to the financial resources they need to make their educational dreams a reality. They will log into Tiger Scholarship Manager to apply, and directions are provided here. February 1 is the Tiger Scholarship Manager Deadline and the Tennessee Student Assistance Award Deadline.
1098-T TAX FORM
1098-T tax forms are scheduled to go out from the University of Memphis during January for use in filing prior year taxes. Students can opt to receive the form online in TigerXpress. If they do not opt in, the form will be mailed to a student's mailing address. For more information, visit the 1098-T website.
If a student's scholarship, grants and/or fee waivers equaled and/or exceeded what they were charged for tuition for the year, the University of Memphis is no longer issuing 1098-T forms to individuals in this situation, as it not required by the Internal Revenue Service. The purpose of the 1098-T form is to identify those individuals who qualify for the education credit. Only those individuals that pay an out-of-pocket tuition related expense will be able to use the 1098-T.
Do you need verification that your 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, visit the Enrollment Verification website.
PARENTS & 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.
Do you want to know what is going on on-campus from a student point of view? Read the student newspaper, published Tuesday through Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters, at The Daily Helmsman website