Welcome! The Office of Financial Aid administers federal, state, and institutional
aid programs to qualified students. To receive financial aid, qualified students must
complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents and qualifying non-citizens are eligible
for federal financial aid.
HOW TO ACCEPT/DECLINE YOUR AWARD OFFER(S)
- Log on to your myMemphis account
- Click on the Account$ tab
- Scroll down, then click on the Financial Aid Awards link
- NOTE: If you do not have this link/"channel", call the ITD Help Desk at 901-678-8888.
- Select the Aid Year 2013-2014, then Submit
- Read the information under the General Information tab (note that the Accept Award Offer tab is not yet clickable/activated)
- Click on the Terms and Conditions tab, then scroll down to 'Accept' (the Terms and Conditions)
- Click on the Accept Award Offer tab, then scroll down
- Click on the drop down box next to your award OFFER and select an option.
What's New For 2013-2014?
Identity & Statement of
Effective the 2013-2014 Award Year, a select number of students will be required to
sign an Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose Form that certifies who they
are and that the federal student aid they may receive will only be used for educational
purposes and for the cost of attending school. Students who are selected to fulfill
this requirement should appear in person at the school to present a valid, government
issued photo ID, such as a passport or driver’s license, and sign in the presence
of an authorized representative. A student who is unable to appear at the school
must mail to our office a notarized Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose Form along with a clear and readable
photocopy of their government issued photo ID. Federal regulations require that our
office maintain original documents.
Did You Know?
Data Retrieval Tool
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (through the FAFSA website) is now available two weeks
after filing your 2012 income taxes electronically. Use this helpful tool to avoid
having to manually load your income tax information on your FAFSA. Click here to view a tutorial of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool process.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Financial aid recipients must meet NEW federal guidelines to continue to qualify for
aid. For more on this policy, click here.
12 Semester Lifetime Limit
The duration of a student's Federal Pell Grant eligibility is limited to 12 semesters,
or until a bachelor's degree is earned, whichever comes first. This new amendment
to the Higher Education Act, Section 401 (c)(5) is a federal mandate and not subject
to appeal. For more information, click here.
for Federal Pell Grant
Dropping All Classes
To avoid potentially owing money to the University, you must drop ALL classes prior
to the beginning of the semester if you do not plan to attend. For more information
regarding this regulation, including a Frequently Asked Questions section, click here.
The 2013-2014 FAFSA is On-Line Now!
The 2013-2014 FAFSA is now available at http://www.fafsa.gov.
The FAFSA must be completed each year to determine financial aid eligibility. If you
are entering or continuing school for the Fall 2013, Spring 2014 or Summer 2014 terms,
complete the FAFSA early in order to meet the priority deadline.
NOTE: If your myMemphis account indicates that you need to complete verification worksheets for 2013-2014,
they will be linked here once they become available after the first of the year.
Please note the priority dates for completing the 2013-2014 FAFSA:
Fall semester: February 1
Spring semester: October 1
Need help with the 2013-14 FAFSA or using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool? Check out these
two on-line tutorials:
(Clicking the above links opens a new window to the UC Santa Barbara website where
the tutorial is hosted.)
Students must also submit any other required documents in order to complete the application
prior to being awarded. That information is posted for students on myMemphis.
Sign up online NOW for eRefunds to receive excess financial aid and fee refunds.
||Office of Financial Aid
||103 Wilder Tower
||University of Memphis
||Memphis, TN 38152-3520
Office hours are: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm.