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 the University of Montevallo, we think it’s equally important to invest in our students.
All entering freshmen and transfer students admitted to UM by the scholarship priority deadline will be included in the scholarship evaluation for merit-based scholarships. In addition to merit-based awards, scholarships are also available based on financial need, leadership, community service, choice of major and other miscellaneous criteria.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Scholarships based on financial need require a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be filed. The FAFSA opens each year on October 1st. In order to be considered for need-based scholarships, students need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st each year at https://fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA school code for UM is 001004.
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.
Outside Scholarship Opportunities
Here are a few external opportunities that we encourage you to explore.
- Check with your parents’ employer(s), or even your potential employer(s), to see if they offer scholarships.
- Contact professional or government organizations that are affiliated with your major or desired career field to see if they offer scholarships.
- Check with local civic organizations or churches to see if they have scholarships for which you may apply.