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The University of Alabama Office of Financial Aid has financial aid advisors available as well as a staffed computer lab to help students navigate the financial aid process. Admitted students (after filling out the FAFSA as well) will receive a financial aid award letter. In addition to merit-based scholarships, students who are eligible for need-based aid will receive it in the form of need-based scholarships and federal and state grants including the Alabama Promise grant. This UA grant provides need-based grants to students who meet certain eligibility requirements including transferring from a community college in Alabama to work on completing their degree. The FAFSA and a university transfer scholarship application must be filled out for eligibility.


Student and parent federal loans and federal work-study opportunities are also available to subsidize students’ aid packages along with external scholarships.

The helpful tools available to students to help navigate paying for their education at the University of Alabama include a net price calculator, the financial aid glossary, a frequently asked financial aid questions page, and an estimated cost of attendance page.

University of Alabama Student Account Services department offers a small video library aimed at helping students navigate their student account, bill, make payments, etc.

UA’s Student Account Services offers a section on its page about financial literacy where students can find helpful information on financial wellness and related topics including connecting to the Cash Course website.

Another wellness initiative that includes help and resources related to financial wellness is UA’s Project Health. This program, part of the Student Health Center’s Department of Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW), is staffed by health ambassadors, health advocates, and GAMMA peer education interns. A Financial Wellness link brings students to some Project Health financial wellness topics including budgeting, credit, and staying financially smart.

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