A Collaboration Between 

COMPETE: City of Memphis Prepares Employees to Excel
The University of Memphis Global
City of Memphis

COMPETE: Prepare. Excel. Achieve.

Your Degree. Your Way.

You can choose any undergraduate or graduate degree program that is offered by the University of Memphis, either
on-campus or online.

Not sure where to start? We highly recommend a degree in Professional Studies because it offers the most flexibility in course choices, transfer credits and Experiential Learning Credit, which means you can finish faster!

-Utilize Your City of Memphis Employee Tuition Benefit-

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Tuition Allowance Maximization

Federal Financial Aid

No Upfront Tuition Expenses

A financial aid specialist will review your funding availability and usage to help budget your annual tuition allowance. 

You may be eligible for Federal Financial Aid by completing the FAFSA application. Federal aid can be loans (to be repaid) and/or grants (do not have to be repaid).

As long as you are in good academic standing and have a satisfactory evaluation, your eligible tuition expenses (up to the maximum annual benefit authorized by the City) will be direct-billed to the City of Memphis.

The City of Memphis requires students to submit a Letter of Credit (LOC) for tuition benefits to apply towards classes. If you are interested in utilizing your tuition benefit, LOCs must be submitted for every semester you enroll in classes. If you have any questions about the LOC process, please contact your Student Advocate, ShaRhonda Williams, at srwllms7@memphis.edu.

COMPETE Prep Academy

 If you are new to college, new to online learning or you’ve been out of school for a while, the Prep Academy is an excellent starting point.

  • Self-paced, online coursework
  • Unlimited attempts to succeed, no upfront costs
  • Key topics include: Academic Success, Career Planning and Development, Personal and Career Success

Prep Academy Success = Admission to UofM + 12 College Credit Hours

Are you an employee of the Memphis Fire Department? Learn more about our program RISE: Responders Initiating Success through Education program >

Experiential Learning Credit

We believe students achieve college-level learning through experiences outside of the classroom, including professional development training, earning licenses or certifications, completing military training and volunteering in the community. Our ELC Program allows you to demonstrate the academic merit of your experiences. All, while potentially earning college credit hours and shortening your path to graduation. Some degree programs allow up to 30 credit hours of ELC, and your City of Memphis training may be eligible to be evaluated for course credit.

COMPETE: Prepare. Excel. Achieve.

Complete the COMPETE Interest Form below.
A UofM Global Advocate will contact you to help create the best game plan for you.

COMPETE: A Collaboration Between 

The University of Memphis Global

University of Memphis   |   844.302.3886   |   compete@memphis.edu

Memphis, TN 38152  |  uofmglobal.memphis.edu