Earn your degree 100% online from the accredited, nationally-recognized University of Memphis.
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.
Flexible & Accessible
Dedicated Support Network
Tuition Allowance Maximization
Transfer credit is accepted from regionally accredited institutions.
Online course offerings accommodate work schedule.
Enjoy assistance from a program-specific admissions specialist, a designated academic advisor and advocate and access to 24/7 virtual tutoring.
A financial aid specialist is available to review funding availability and usage and to help with budgeting annual tuition allowance.
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
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.
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).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experiential Learning Credit
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