Applying For Financial Aid
Applying For Financial Aid
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Email
financialaid@ua.edu
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Application Process
Application Deadline
May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
High School Program
College preparatory program is required
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost
FAFSA, Code is 001051 Free
Profile of 2018-19 Financial Aid
Profile of 2018-19 Financial Aid
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Freshman
Financial Aid Applicants
4,758 (71.7% of) freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,297 (69.3% of) applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,121 (94.7% of) applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
744 (23.8% of) aid recipients%
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$15,518
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,547 (81.6% of) aid recipients, average amount $14,016
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,067 (66.2% of) aid recipients, average amount $3,489
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,085 (66.8% of) aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,085 (66.8% of) aid recipients
1,783 (26.9% of) freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,183
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants
16,585 (56.2% of) undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
12,792 (77.1% of) applicants
Received Financial Aid
12,434 (97.2% of) applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,527 (20.3% of) aid recipients%
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$15,217
Need-Based Gift
Received by 9,558 (76.9% of) aid recipients, average amount $13,730
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,300 (74.8% of) aid recipients, average amount $4,294
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 6,940 (55.8% of) aid recipients
8,187 (27.8% of) undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,843
All Undergraduates
2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
47%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,975
Financial Aid Programs
Financial Aid Programs
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Loans
Federal Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Plus Loans
Other Loans
College/University Loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants
SEOG
State scholarships
Institutional scholarships
Private scholarships
Non-Need-Based Available
Academic scholarships
Creative arts/performance scholarships
Special achievements/activities
Special characteristics (minority
religious affiliation
other scholarships)
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture
Architecture
Area/Ethnic Studies
Biological Sciences
Business
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering/Technologies
English
Foreign Languages
Health Fields
Home Economics
Humanities
International Studies
Library Science
Mathematics
Military Science
Physical Sciences
Premedicine
Religion/Biblical Studies
Social Sciences
Number of Awards
16,000
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design
Art/Fine Arts
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting
Creative Writing
Dance
Debating
Journalism/Publications
Music
Performing Arts
Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
250
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Community Service
Hobbies/Interests
Junior Miss
Leadership
Memberships
Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
3,500
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni
Children of Union Members/Company Employees
Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent
Ethnic Background
First-Generation College Students
International Students
Local/State Students
Members of Minorities
Out-of-State Students
Religious Affiliation
Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants
Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
750
Employment
Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,863