UAH provides new first-time freshmen who reside in the following counties in Tennessee with in-state tuition rates: Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marion, Marshall, and Moore.

Students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement in high school may be awarded Freshman Academic Scholarships.  These scholarships are four-year awards for fall and spring semesters, renewable each semester based on full-time student status and satisfactory academic progress. Scholarship consideration will be given to all first-time freshmen who are offered admission to UAH. No separate scholarship application is required.

Award amounts are based on each student's high school GPA, highest ACT or SAT score from one test sitting, and residency status. Students are encouraged to take the ACT and/or SAT multiple times. Please note, that updated high school transcripts and test scores received after May 1, 2024, will not be considered for a scholarship upgrade.

UAH does not accept ACT super scores for admissions or scholarship consideration. 

The scholarships below indicate the amount awarded per academic year for Tennessee Nine County residents.

2024-2025 Freshman Tennessee Nine County Academic Scholarships

ACT 21 22-24 25-27 28 29 30-35 36
1060-1090 1100-1190 1200-1300 1310-1340 1350-1380 1390-1590 1600
4.0+ $2,500 $3,000 $4,850 $6,500 $7,300 TUITION TUITION*
3.50 - 3.99 $2,050 $2,500 $4,000 $6,325 $6,325 TUITION TUITION
3.00 - 3.49 $2,050 $2,050 $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 $4,475 $4,475
UAH Presidential* UAH Academic Excellence UAH Academic Merit UAH Academic Recognition

*Covers one year of university housing at a regular room rate.

 Please note, that this chart represents scholarship opportunities for the 2024-2025 academic year. Scholarship offerings are reviewed each academic year and are subject to change.


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