What types of financial aid are available?
A. CLICK HERE for general financial aid information for graduate students, including Assistantships,
Fellowships, Work Study Programs, Awards and Scholarships. Students are encouraged
to investigate opportunities for student aid offered by the University of Memphis,
including scholarships and assistantship opportunities.
B. For information on federal student financial aid CLICK HERE.
C. There are also a limited amount of funding available to graduate students through
the Housing and Community Development Research Fellowship Program. CLICK HERE for more information about enrollment.
D. The DPNA awards a limited number of graduate assistantships to deserving students.
Each year the Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration awards a small number
of graduate assistantships to deserving students. Serving as a graduate assistant
provides a stipend for the academic year plus a waiver of tuition and fees for up
to twelve credit hours per semester.
Twenty hours of service per week to the Division is required of the student. This
service normally takes the form of aiding one or more faculty members with their research
or teaching responsibilities. Graduate assistants may not be otherwise employed outside
the Division. Appointments of graduate assistants are made on an annual basis but
may be renewed by the Division for one additional year, depending on performance.
A graduate assistant is expected to make satisfactory progress towards the completion
of his/her degree. To do this, a graduate assistant must enroll for a minimum of twelve
hours of course work per semester and must maintain a minimum grade point average
of 3.0 at all times. Failure to maintain a grade point average of 3.0 disqualifies
a student from holding a graduate assistantship.
To be considered for a graduate assistantship, a student must contact:
Dr. Charles Menifield
138 McCord Hall
Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152