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When it comes time for attending college, one question sticks out in the minds of students (and parents) more often than any other: “How am I going to pay for this?”

It’s important to remember that a college education is an investment in your future, and here at UM, we think it’s equally important to invest in our students. There are many scholarships available for UM students, all of which are based on certain criteria. General requirements for scholarships begin with a 23 ACT or SAT equivalent and a 3.0 high school GPA. Many of our colleges, departments and programs offer additional scholarships that may be researched through their individual pages.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Scholarships based on financial need require a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be filled out. In order to be considered for “need based” scholarships, students need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 each year at

  • Scholarships are awarded based upon ACT/SAT scores, grades, and in many cases, financial need. Generally, a scholarship application, letters of recommendation and résumés are not required unless specifically requested.

    Entering freshmen must submit an application for admission to the University along with an official high school transcript and ACT or SAT score by the scholarship deadline. Transfer students must submit an application for admission and official transcript(s) by the scholarship deadline. All students admitted to the University as of the scholarship deadline will be included in the applicant pool.

    The University of Montevallo will not permit students to receive any institutional scholarship funds beyond the direct cost of attendance which includes tuition, fees, room, board, and books in a refund. This does not affect any outside sources of aid such as veteran benefits, PACT, external agency scholarships, federal grants and loans.