Introducing RISE: Responders Initiating Success through Education, a partnership between UofM Global and the City of Memphis Fire Department. Through this innovative program, MFD employees can earn a degree in a cost-effective, timely manner with the help of a support team dedicated to student success.
Once accepted, your RISE Advocate will connect you with your academic advisor for course registration and next steps.
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
As a City of Memphis employee, you are eligible for $3,000 annually in employer assistance for your education. UofM Global is committed to working with City of Memphis employees to streamline the Tuition Reimbursement process.
You may be eligible for Federal Financial Aid by completing theFAFSA application. Federal aid can be loans (to be repaid) and/or grants (do not have to be repaid).
Federal Financial Aid
Enroll in a payment plan that allows you to make three monthly payments per semester rather than paying for the entire semester at one time.
Your RISE Advocate will help you make the best use of your tuition funds and explore all cost-saving opportunities.
Believing that rigorous professional and/or personal development occurs outside the classroom, the UofM grants up to 30 credit hours in Experiential Learning Credit (ELC) to students who demonstrate the academic merit of such experiences. ELC shortens time to degree completion.
The following certifications have been pre-assessed: Paramedic certification: 30 credit hours Firefighter certification: 30 credit hours
Ready to RISE to success?
Complete the RISE Interest Form below. A RISE Advocate will contact you to help create the best route for you.