“How am I going to pay for this?” is probably the most frequently asked question when students are considering a college education, and deservedly so. It is important to think of your college education as an investment in your future. As with any investment, you have to do your homework and explore all possibilities and resources.
Scholarships are awarded based upon ACT/SAT scores, grades, and in many cases, financial need. Entering freshmen wishing to be considered for merit-based scholarships should complete an admissions application to the University of Montevallo and be admitted prior to the scholarship deadline. General requirements for scholarships begin with a 24 ACT or 1090 SAT and a 3.0 high school GPA. Scholarships listed are Fall 2013 & Spring 2014. Scholarships have a December 1st priority deadline.
Presidential Honors 30 – 36 ACT $7,000 per year
Freshman Leadership 27 – 29 ACT $5,500 per year
Academic Recognition 24 – 26 ACT $4,000 per year
MLK, JR Scholarship 23 ACT or Higher for competitive minority students. Amount of scholarship varies.
Montevallo Ambassador Program Scholarship (M.A.P.S.) – December 1 Deadline
Scholarship covers the full value of tuition, fees, room & board, and a book stipend. Minimum 30 ACT and 3.5 GPA. Resume, letters of recommendation and potential interview required.
Transfer Student Scholarships
Community College Deans June 1 3.25 GPA $3,000 per year
*student is required to live on campus
Community College Presidents June 1 3.25 GPA $3,000 per year
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship June 1 PTK Member $1,000 per year
Additional scholarship information can be found at by clicking here.
Each year the University of Montevallo awards financial aid to students with demonstrated www.montevallo.edu/cashier need who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). In order to be considered for grant money, student loans and work study programs, a student must complete the FASFA. The priority date for filing the FASFA is March 1st prior to the fall semester and can be completed online at either www.fafsa.ed.gov. This is a priority date and not a deadline. The University of Montevallo school code is 001004. If you have any problems with the FASFA website, please call 1-800-433-3234
In order to be awarded, you must be admitted to the University of Montevallo in a degree seeking program. Typically awarding begins in March for new students who have completed the application process. The Office of Student Financial Services has provided detailed information that will be helpful to you at www.montevallo.edu/finaid. Please take time to read the information and contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 205-665-6050 if you have questions.
If interested in the University of Montevallo’s payment plan, information is available at www.montevallo.edu/cashier.
All cost are estimates and include tuition, fees, cable, room and board based upon 24 credit hours per year (12 credit hours per semester) and double occupancy housing for Fall 2013 & Spring 2014.
In-State $14,166 (for Hanson, Main, Napier & Tutwiler Residence Halls)
In-State $14,796 (for Brooke & Lund Residence Halls with private baths)
In-State $16,766 (for New Residential College Hall – apartment style)
Health Wellness Fee $180
Student Activity Fee $120
Administrative Fee $40
Green Fee $10
Technology Fee $100
There are many tools to help you determine the overall cost of attendance and the amount of aid for which you might qualify. Please visit any of the links below to help you in this all-important process.
FAFSA Forecaster from the U.S. Department of Education – a tool which will make it easier when you apply for financial aid www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov
Online Financial Aid Calculators includes an expected family contribution (EFC) calculator, college cost estimator, and a loan comparison calculator, among other tools www.finaid.org/calculators
College Savings Calculator from the US Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid site https://studentaid2.ed.gov/getmoney/save_for_college/save_calculator.html
College Financing Calculators from College Board www.collegeboard.com/article/0,,6-29-0-401,00.html
Financial Aid Need Estimator from the ACT web site www.act.org/fane
Estimate Your Family Contribution http://apps.collegeboard.com/fincalc/efc_welcome.js
Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 1-800-292-4349, if you have additional questions.