First-time freshman students with Alabama residency admitted for the Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 terms will be considered for 2020-2021 Alabama Merit Tuition Scholarships. 

2020-2021 Alabama Merit Tuition Scholarships

UAH's merit tuition scholarships recognize incoming first-time freshmen who have demonstrated superior academic achievement in high school. All merit tuition scholarships are four-year awards for fall and spring semesters, renewable each semester based on full-time student status and satisfactory academic progress. No separate scholarship application is required. Students who submit an application for admission, official transcripts, and standardized test scores are automatically eligible for consideration.

The award amount is based on residency status, GPA, and the highest composite ACT and/or SAT scores from one test sitting. UAH will take the highest score from any one test sitting until May 1 of the year you graduate high school, so make sure to send your scores if you take the ACT or SAT multiple times. Updated test scores and high school transcripts received after May 1 will not be used for scholarship consideration.

2020-2021 Alabama Freshman Merit Tuition Scholarships

ACT 21 22-24 25-27 28 29 30-33 34-35 36
1060-1090 1100-1190 1200-1300 1310-1340 1340-1380 1390-1510 1520-1590 1600
4.0+ 25% 30% 50% 67% 75% 100% 100% 100% *
3.50 - 3.99 20% 25% 40% 67% 67% 100% 100% 100%
3.00 - 3.49 20% 20% 35% 35% 35% 45% 50% 50%
Charger Excellence* Charger Distinction Charger Scholar Charger Achievement

*Covers one year of university housing

This chart represents Merit Tuition Scholarship opportunities for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please note that scholarship offerings are reviewed each academic year and are subject to change.

This chart represents UAH Merit Tuition scholarships as a percentage of tuition. Tuition is defined as the cost per credit hour of enrollment and does not include academic fees. Combined scholarship offers cannot exceed Cost of Attendance and usually do not exceed tuition unless otherwise specified such as on-campus housing.


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