The University of Alabama offers some of the most generous scholarship opportunities in the country for qualifying students. Complete the steps below to maximize your scholarship and aid opportunities.

STEP 1: APPLY FOR ADMISSIONS & SCHOLARSHIPS

As a first-time freshman applicant, you must submit the following to be considered for admission:

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*The University of Alabama will not require standardized ACT or SAT scores from students applying through the Fall 2023 Semester. For more information, see UA’s Freshman Requirements page.

STEP 2: MAXIMIZE YOUR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

To maximize scholarship opportunities, students who wish to enroll in the fall and summer semester should submit an application and all supporting documents by January 15, or spring semester should submit an application and all supporting documents by November 1.

If you are enrolling in the fall or summer semester as a main campus student and meet the January 15 deadline, you will be considered for competitive scholarships offered by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Scholarships, the National Alumni Association, academic colleges and all departments across campus. All fall and summer semester admits that meet the January 15 deadline will be emailed instructions to complete the Freshman Supplemental Scholarship Application.

If you are enrolling in the spring semester as a main campus student and meet the November 1 deadline, you will be considered for competitive scholarships offered by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Scholarships.

2023 Out-of-State UA Competitive Admissions Scholarship

All students who have submitted an application and all supporting documents by the listed deadline are evaluated holistically, based upon academic and non-academic information provided on their admission application. Academic components considered include high school GPA and academic honors. Non-academic items include leadership experience, volunteer experience, extracurricular activities, employment and non-academic honors.

This scholarship has a value of $6,000 up to tuition.

Deadlines

  • Spring 2023: Students should submit an application and all supporting documents by November 1
  • Fall/Summer 2023: Students should submit an application and all supporting documents by January 15

Notifications*

  • 1st Round: mid-December for students who applied and submitted all supporting documents by October 15
  • 2nd Round: early February for students who applied and submitted all supporting documents by November 30
  • 3rd Round: early March for students who applied and submitted all supporting documents by January 15

2023 Out-of-State Freshman Automatic Merit Scholarships

Scholarship Test Score GPA Yearly Value
Presidential 32-36 ACT or 1420-1600 SAT 3.50+ $28,000
UA Scholar 30-31 ACT or 1360-1410 SAT 3.50+ $24,000
Foundation in Excellence 29 ACT or 1330-1350 SAT 3.50+ $15,000
Foundation in Excellence 30-36 ACT or 1360-1600 SAT 3.00-3.49 $15,000
Collegiate 28 ACT or 1300-1320 SAT 3.50+ $10,000
Capstone 27 ACT or 1260-1290 SAT 3.50+ $8,000
Capstone 28-29 ACT or 1300-1350 SAT 3.00-3.49 $8,000
Crimson Legends 25-26 ACT or 1200-1250 SAT 3.50+ $6,000
Crimson Legends 27 ACT or 1260-1290 SAT 3.00-3.49 $6,000

Deadlines

  • Spring 2023: Students who submit an application and all supporting documents by December 15 with a qualifying GPA and ACT composite score or SAT total score by December 15
  • Fall/Summer 2023: Students who submit an application and all supporting documents by May 1 with a qualifying GPA through December of senior year and qualifying ACT composite score or SAT total score by February 2023

Notifications

Qualifying admitted students will automatically receive one of these scholarships. Notifications are sent approximately 2 weeks following admission.

*The listed notifications are for Fall and Summer Semester 2023 admits only. Because several factors go into a student’s competitive award, it will not be uncommon for students admitted by an earlier date to receive a later notification. If you do not receive notification for an early round, your scholarship application will roll to the third round for further review. All Spring Semester 2023 notifications will be released in mid-December.

PRESIDENTIAL ELITE

A student with a 4.0+ GPA and 36 ACT OR 1600 SAT will be selected as a Presidential Elite Scholar and will receive:

  • Value of tuition for up to four years or eight semesters for degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate or law studies
  • First year of on-campus housing at regular room rate (based on assignment by Housing and Residential Communities)
  • $1,000 per year supplemental scholarship for four years
  • $2,000 one-time allowance for use in summer research or international study (after completing one year of study at UA)
  • $500 per year Supe Store book scholarship for four years

If you are awarded a UA Competitive Admissions Scholarship but also meet the criteria for one or more Automatic Merit Scholarships, you will receive the highest of the scholarship offers.

Please visit the Scholarships FAQ page for additional details about UA’s competitive and automatic scholarship.

STEP 3: COMPLETE YOUR FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA, OPTIONAL)

The Financial Aid staff is dedicated to making the federal aid process as straightforward as possible. Financial assistance available through this office includes federal aid – grants, loans, work study and information about student employment. Please visit The University of Alabama Student Financial Aid website for more information, and submit your FAFSA by December 1 to ensure priority consideration for all types of financial aid.

STEP 4: ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES