Frequently Asked Questions

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General

As an entering freshman (applying for the Fall semester following your senior year of high school), you will need to send a completed application for admission, official high school transcript (grades 9-11), official ACT or SAT scores, application fee, and a completed scholarship application by December 15 of your senior year in high school.

As an incoming transfer undergraduate student (applying for the Fall semester), you will need to send a completed application for admission, official college transcript(s) from any college(s) attended, application fee, and a completed scholarship application by March 1.

Please note that when you apply it generally takes 24-48 hours for you to receive your Campus Wide ID (CWID) so that you may access the scholarship application.

Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships will not award multiple merit-based scholarships to a student.

Total UA scholarships or stipends received by a student may not exceed the full cost of attendance for a given year. Federal entitlement funding is excluded (e.g. Pell Grant, VA Benefits) from this calculation.

Some scholarships can be combined depending on the source; for specific questions please email us.

For entering freshmen and transfer students here is only one scholarship application to complete and submit. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the National Alumni Association, and The University of Alabama's undergraduate colleges and schools use the scholarship application to select scholarship recipients.

The national December ACT and the national December SAT of the student's senior year are the last college entrance examination results accepted for students who want scholarship consideration.

Yes, we accept both test. We evaluate your application based on the highest composite test score from any one test date taken at the national level.

SAT scores are calculated using evidence-based reading and writing plus math scores.

The highest ACT composite score from one test date, excluding the writing portion, is reviewed for initial eligibility.

No, we do not "super-score." We evaluate your application based on the highest composite test score from any one test date taken at the national level. We do not penalize based on a student taking multiple tests.

If both are listed on the official high school transcript, the highest one will be reviewed.

Resumes are not accepted; the scholarship application acts as a resume.

If you have a special talent or ability - such as music, debate, art, or athletics - that you might like to develop at The University of Alabama, financial assistance may be available to you through that specific department. To find out more about performance-based scholarships, please contact the appropriate department; or for guidance, call Undergraduate Admissions at 1-800-933-2262 or 205-348-5666 for more information.

Yes, students can receive multiple scholarships from the University. However, a student cannot receive two tuition scholarships.

Total UA scholarships or stipends received by a student may not exceed the full cost of attendance for a given year. Federal entitlement funding is excluded (e.g. Pell Grant, VA Benefits) from this calculation.

No, you do not have to be admitted. However, you do need to complete and submit the general admissions application at least five days prior to the December 15th scholarship deadline. When you apply it generally takes 24-48 hours for you to receive your Campus Wide ID (CWID) so that you may access the scholarship application.

All documentation is submitted through the scholarship application.

The University of Alabama
Attention: Scholarships Department
Box 870132
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Eligibility

No, students only need to have the completed application for admission, application fee, official high school transcript (grades 9-11), and official ACT or SAT scores submitted by December 15. A submitted scholarship application before December 15 is still encouraged, as it allows a student to be considered for additional scholarships through academic departments and the National Alumni Association.

Once you become an enrolled student, you cannot apply or be considered for merit-based scholarships.

Generally for scholarship consideration, an entering freshman with an ACT of 24, or SAT score of 1160 (evidence-based reading and writing plus math) and a cumulative 3.0 GPA will be reviewed.

No, the scholarship a student is awarded as an entering freshman is based on the student attending UA upon graduating from high school. If you decline an offer and attend another college/university, you are unable to receive that scholarship if you attend UA at a later date.

International students are evaluated the same as out-of-state students as long as the student has an ACT or SAT score and meets all requirements by the December 15th deadline.

Merit-Based

Yes, you still need to pay. These payments will be applied to your student account in the fall.

If you are eligible for an admissions fee waiver please contact your recruiter.

No, your scholarship will pay out for any fall/spring semester as long as you are registered for at least one class. Keep in mind that even a part-time status will count as a semester used of your scholarship.

Students graduating with remaining tuition scholarship semester(s) may use these monies only toward graduate or law school study at UA. To be eligible, students must enroll in graduate/law school during the first available semester after receiving an undergraduate degree. While you may have a break of a semester or more between receiving your undergraduate degree and enrolling in graduate/law school (e.g., if you graduate in December and your graduate/law program begins in the fall), students may not enroll in any other college or university during that period of time.

All students who meet the criteria will receive an automatic scholarship offer if the student has been admitted by the December 15 deadline.

No, when accepting your scholarship offer, it is accepted for the amount of time you have been awarded the scholarship. If your scholarship is renewable, it will be automatically renewed if you meet the required 3.0 GPA.

Maintaining Scholarship

All scholarships awarded by Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships, unless otherwise noted, are for undergraduate coursework only.

It is the policy of Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships to adhere to the 8 semesters originally offered to you.

Students must maintain a University of Alabama GPA of 3.0 to maintain scholarships awarded by Undergraduate Admissions. Students are not required to be enrolled full-time to maintain scholarships.

Miscellaneous

Depending on the type of scholarship you are on, a committee will review your request for deferral of the scholarship for a semester. The University of Alabama must remain your home institution in order to keep your scholarship. This means that you cannot attend another institution during a fall/spring semester while you are away. You can select to defer your scholarship through MyBama (Click the Admissions/Scholarships link then go to the Scholarships pane and find the Scholarship Deferral Request Form). You will need to contact the department that awarded the scholarship for further details.

As a first time freshman you will be notified once you are admitted if you qualify for a merit based scholarship through Undergraduate Admissions. In addition, a consolidated scholarship letter will be mailed in mid-March to scholarship recipients detailing all scholarship offers that you have received from UA.

As a transfer student you will be notified in April if you were awarded any scholarships.

Yes. Any scholarship offers you receive will be stacked on top of the value of your Alabama Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (PACT). The value will be placed on your bill and can be used for other expenses such as a meal plan, housing, etc.

As long as you do not receive any academic credit from another institution and meet the December 15 admission deadline for the year you are applying you will be considered. You must notify the Scholarships department in writing of your year off from school immediately following your graduation from high school. As with any entering freshman, your GPA through your junior year in high school and your test scores from your senior year in high school will be considered. Don't forget that the December ACT and December SAT during your senior year will be the last test scores considered for scholarships.