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UAH is consistently ranked as the number one return on investment among all colleges, public and private, in the state of Alabama, according to Payscale Inc. And more than two-thirds of UAH students receive financial assistance of some kind. It is important to us that you find all of the financial aid options you may need–including scholarships, loans, and more–so that you can get the best return on your investment.

To make your admission process simpler, all new freshman and transfer students are automatically considered for academic scholarships upon admission–no separate application is required. This page helps you find financial aid options that work for you.

Fast Facts About Incoming Freshmen

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Undergraduate students receive financial assistance


Return on investment among Alabama schools


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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), administered by the office of Federal Student Aid, is a form required to receive financial aid from the federal government. Anyone seeking financial aid in paying for college should fill out and submit the FAFSA. The application is completely free and can help you secure grants, work-study opportunities, and loans that could be critical in funding your education.

Complete Your FAFSA

Ways to Pay

There are a number of financial assistance options at UAH. Whether it is one of UAH’s several scholarships or a work-study program, there is a way for everybody to afford tuition at UAH. Listed below are the financial aid programs currently available.

Summer 2024 Financial Aid

Important information concerning financial aid for the summer term.

How Much Does It Cost to Attend?

Cost of attendance refers to an estimate of total expenses students necessarily pay while attending UAH for the academic year. Direct institutional costs as well as indirect costs, such as transportation and loan fees, are included in the cost of attendance.

We use the COA when determining your eligibility for need-based financial aid; however, you may wish to refer to these estimated expenses to assist in your budget planning process. For another estimate of your cost of attendance, use the Net Price Calculator. Please also note that you may pay a different amount depending on your specific course of study and that all costs are subject to change.

Net Price Calculator

Degree Salary vs. Debt Calculator

Learn More About the Cost of Attendance

Important Financial Aid Dates

DEC 15

Competitive Scholarship Priority Date


Competitive Scholarship Application Review


Academic Scholarship Upgrade Deadline (New Students)

Financial Aid Census Dates provide a “snapshot" of your enrollment at a specific date and time. The Financial Aid Census Date is also referred to as the Financial Aid Freeze date. The Office of Financial Aid, in accordance with federal regulations, will recalculate student aid awards based on coursework that applies toward your officially declared program of study as of the Census Date. All federal, state, and institutional aid will be based on the Census Date enrollment status.

Learn More About Census Dates

Course Program of Study

The U.S. Department of Education requires students to be enrolled in an eligible program of study in order to receive federal financial aid. Furthermore, a student's official enrollment classification can only include courses that are required in their degree program. For more information, visit the Course Program of Study page.

Navigating the FAFSA

Confused while filling out the FAFSA? Trust us, we get it. Explore the links below to gain a stronger understanding of the FAFSA and how it can work for you.

FAFSA Overview

Creating an FSA ID

How to fill out the FAFSA

After the FAFSA: What's Next?

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