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    Top 31 Alabama Scholarships in June 2024

    Written by Cece Gilmore

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    Updated: June 4th, 2024

    If you are a high school student or a current college or graduate student in the state of Alabama, you are probably looking for scholarships to help pay for or fully fund your education. Luckily, there are a number of generous scholarships for Alabama students. Keep reading to learn how to fund your Alabama educational dreams!

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    Alabama Student Assistance Program

    Offered by Alabama Commission on Higher Education

    Multiple awards worth $300 - $5,000
    Deadline Oct 1, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Alabama Commission on Higher Education

    Are you an Alabama resident attending an undergraduate program in your home state? If so, the Alabama Student Assistance Program may be a great opportunity…Show More

    Are you an Alabama resident attending an undergraduate program in your home state? If so, the Alabama Student Assistance Program may be a great opportunity…Show More

    Are you an Alabama resident attending an undergraduate program in your home state? If so, the Alabama Student Assistance Program may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards between $300 and $5,000 each to multiple undergraduate students who are both from and attending college in Alabama. To be considered, interested students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal government by October 1 of each year. Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $300 - $5,000
    Deadline Oct 1, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest

    Offered by Regions Bank

    4 awards worth $8,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Regions Bank

    Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year?…Show More

    Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year?…Show More

    Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year? If so, you may be eligible for the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest! Each quarter, the contest awards $8,000 to the top four (4) applicants who submit an essay (500 words or less) or a video (3 minutes or less) about how someone they know has (1) inspired them and (2) given them the confidence to achieve their goals. The scholarship is offered four times a year, with deadlines every March, June, September, and December. Bear in mind that applicants must also reside in a state with Regions Bank full-service branches to apply. To find out whether or not your state is eligible, keep on reading. If it is, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    4 awards worth $8,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Get Started

    $40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Apply

    Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship

    Offered by Alabama Law Foundation

    Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Alabama Law Foundation

    The Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship is funded by the Alabama Law Foundation, an organization that provides access to justice for all and respect for and understanding…Show More

    The Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship is funded by the Alabama Law Foundation, an organization that provides access to justice for all and respect for and understanding…Show More

    The Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship is funded by the Alabama Law Foundation, an organization that provides access to justice for all and respect for and understanding of the law throughout the state of Alabama. Every year, their Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship awards up to $5,000 to Alabama residents who are academically outstanding second-year law students. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship

    Offered by Southern Nursery Association

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students

    Offered by Southern Nursery Association

    The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is offered to students enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate ornamental horticulture program or related discipline at…Show More

    The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is offered to students enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate ornamental horticulture program or related discipline at…Show More

    The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is offered to students enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate ornamental horticulture program or related discipline at a four-year institution, must be currently enrolled in good standing and must carry a full-time compliment of courses at time of application and during the semester the scholarship is granted. Also, student must be in a junior or senior standing at time of application in a four-year curriculum (having completed the first two years and at least two horticulture courses) or a graduate student standing in a horticultural masters or doctoral program. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    HBCU – Sustainable Communities Initiative

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by United Negro College Fund

    Multiple awards worth $5,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College Junior

    Offered by United Negro College Fund

    Are you a Black college junior attending a UNCF member institution in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee, or Virginia? Further, are you majoring in STEM,…Show More

    Are you a Black college junior attending a UNCF member institution in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee, or Virginia? Further, are you majoring in STEM,…Show More

    Are you a Black college junior attending a UNCF member institution in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee, or Virginia? Further, are you majoring in STEM, business, or sustainability-related disciplines? If so, the HBCU - Sustainable Communities Initiative may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the initiative awards $5,000 to multiple Black college juniors at UNCF member institutions in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia who are studying eligible fields. Preference will be given to students majoring in Agriculture, Engineering, Technology, Environmental & Conservation Sciences, Sustainability Studies, City/Community/Urban Planning, Architecture, Applied Sciences, Information Technologies, or Business Administration. The scholarship can be renewed for up to one year if recipients meet renewal requirements. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $5,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College Junior
    Get Started

    Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Colonel Kathleen Swacina Scholarship

    Offered by Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

    1 award worth $1,500
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College Sophomore, College Junior & Graduate Student

    Offered by Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

    Are you a female college student pursuing a STEM major who has served in the U.S. armed forces or are enrolled in an ROTC program?…Show More

    Are you a female college student pursuing a STEM major who has served in the U.S. armed forces or are enrolled in an ROTC program?…Show More

    Are you a female college student pursuing a STEM major who has served in the U.S. armed forces or are enrolled in an ROTC program? If so, you may be eligible for the Colonel Kathleen Swacina Scholarship! The scholarship is open to female college STEM majors who are current or former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, are in ROTC programs, or descend from veterans or AFCEA members. This scholarship honors Colonel Kathleen Swacina and her accomplishments with the AFCEA to support the community and support students who persevere when faced with adversity. Every year, one applicant receives a $1,500 scholarship to use towards their education. If you are passionate about STEM and have a personal connection to the Armed forces, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    1 award worth $1,500
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College Sophomore, College Junior & Graduate Student
    Get Started

    AFCEA Mort Marks ROTC Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Educational Foundation

    Multiple awards worth $3,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Educational Foundation

    The AFCEA Mort Marks ROTC Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for Navy or Marine Corps ROTC students attending a university in the AFCEA Mid-South Region.…Show More

    The AFCEA Mort Marks ROTC Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for Navy or Marine Corps ROTC students attending a university in the AFCEA Mid-South Region.…Show More

    The AFCEA Mort Marks ROTC Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for Navy or Marine Corps ROTC students attending a university in the AFCEA Mid-South Region. This includes the states of: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the northwest panhandle of Florida. This scholarship is awarded annually to students whose degree and major align with the mission of AFCEA. To apply, candidates must submit two letters of recommendation and a letter of nomination from their ROTC unit Professor of Military Science, Professor of Naval Science, Professor of Aerospace Studies, or designated Commanding Officer. Check out the scholarship's website for a full list of qualified majors and take advantage of this amazing opportunity!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $3,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College Sophomores & Juniors
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship

    Offered by Southeastern Theatre Conference

    1 award worth $2,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Southeastern Theatre Conference

    The Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship is open to high school seniors who will be entering a college or university in the Southeastern Theater Conference (SETC)…Show More

    The Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship is open to high school seniors who will be entering a college or university in the Southeastern Theater Conference (SETC)…Show More

    The Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship is open to high school seniors who will be entering a college or university in the Southeastern Theater Conference (SETC) region to major in theater. The SETC region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. If you're a college-bound student in the SETC region with a passion for theater, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $2,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship

    Offered by Southern Automotive Women's Forum

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Southern Automotive Women's Forum

    The Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship is open to female postsecondary students who are pursuing a STEM degree and interested in a career in STEM.…Show More

    The Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship is open to female postsecondary students who are pursuing a STEM degree and interested in a career in STEM.…Show More

    The Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship is open to female postsecondary students who are pursuing a STEM degree and interested in a career in STEM. Applicants must be attending an institution in a southern state (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Texas or West Virginia), and are eligible to earn between $1,000 and $5,000 to go toward their education. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more, and get a headstart on your career.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen
    Apply

    Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships

    Offered by Alabama Society of CPAs

    Multiple awards worth $2,500
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Alabama Society of CPAs

    Are you an pursuing a degree in accounting at an Alabama university? If so, you may be eligible for the Alabama Society of Certified Public…Show More

    Are you an pursuing a degree in accounting at an Alabama university? If so, you may be eligible for the Alabama Society of Certified Public…Show More

    Are you an pursuing a degree in accounting at an Alabama university? If so, you may be eligible for the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships! Each year, the scholarship awards $2,500 to multiple eligible Alabama students who are members of the ASCPA (membership is free), have or are in the process of completing Financial/Intermediate Accounting I and II courses, and have a minimum 2.75 GPA. Applicants must also have at least one full year left in school and plan to pursue CPA licensure. If you're an Alabama student with a passion for accounting, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $2,500
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Get Started

    Jay Murphy Scholarship

    Offered by Central Alabama Community (CAC) Foundation

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Central Alabama Community (CAC) Foundation

    Are you a college-bound high school senior from a school in Montgomery County in Alabama? If so, you may be eligible for the Jay Murphy…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior from a school in Montgomery County in Alabama? If so, you may be eligible for the Jay Murphy…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior from a school in Montgomery County in Alabama? If so, you may be eligible for the Jay Murphy Scholarship! Each year, this scholarship benefits individuals who have the desire to become teachers and relate well with young people. Applicants may be entering or continuing college, individuals who are in education and want to upgrade their skills, or working individuals who wish to return to college to become teachers. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. If you're an aspiring teacher from Montgomery County in Alabama, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Dr. Charles & Patricia May Scholarship

    Offered by Community Foundation of South Alabama

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Community Foundation of South Alabama

    Are you a Clarke County (Alabama) student pursuing a degree in medicine or nursing? If so, you may be eligible for the Dr. Charles &…Show More

    Are you a Clarke County (Alabama) student pursuing a degree in medicine or nursing? If so, you may be eligible for the Dr. Charles &…Show More

    Are you a Clarke County (Alabama) student pursuing a degree in medicine or nursing? If so, you may be eligible for the Dr. Charles & Patricia May Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to select Clarke County healthcare students who are attending a college in Alabama, and have a minimum 3.5 GPA and ACT score of 20 or higher. If you're from Clarke County, Alabama, and are aspiring to a career in nursing or medicine, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started
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    How to win Alabama scholarships

    Alabama is a unique and historical state that offers vibrant cultural traditions. With its deep roots in the Civil Rights Movement, Alabama is home to many historical landmarks. Students can follow the Civil Rights Trail and visit the Rosa Parks Museum. Alabama is the perfect place to connect your love for history with your scholarship applications in order to make you the strongest candidate to win Alabama scholarships. 

    Additionally, Alabama is a beautiful state filled with beaches, mountains, and lakes. Writing scholarship applications that share a desire to conserve the beautiful Alabama environment can give you an edge over other applicants. Overall, it is important to combine your passions with the uniqueness of Alabama as a state. This will allow you to showcase your strengths while also proving that you can make a difference in the state of Alabama. 

    Resources to help win Alabama scholarships

    Regardless of where you are in the scholarship search process, Scholarships360 has an abundance of helpful resources! Most scholarships require you to write an essay about yourself, but the most challenging  part can be learning how to start a scholarship essay. Luckily, we have you covered! Be sure to also check out our Scholarships360 guides on how to write a 250 word essay, how to write a 500 word essay, and the ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships

    Alabama student debt snapshot

    According to the Department of Education, Alabama residents owe $23.5 billion total in federal student loan debt. Student borrowers owe $37,137 each on average (those numbers do not include private loans). 50.3% of these loan borrowers are under the age of 35. 

    When looking for ways to fund your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow you to take fewer loans. Be sure to apply for as many as you’re qualified for. Keep on reading to learn more about top Alabama scholarships, as well as merit scholarships from colleges in Alabama!

    Merit scholarships at Alabama colleges and universities

    Auburn University

    • Eligibility: Applicants are assessed on academic achievement, including GPA, academic rigor, ACT or SAT test score reports, AP or IB test score reports
    • Amount: $3,500 up to full cost of tuition
    • Deadline: December 1 

    Samford University 

    • Eligibility: Samford offers academic merit scholarships to incoming freshman and transfer students. Required ACT scores and GPAs vary based on scholarship applied for 
    • Amount: $1,000 up to $15,000 per year
    • Deadline: December 1 or February 15 depending on the scholarship

    The University of Alabama

    • Eligibility: The University of Alabama offers merit scholarships for incoming first-years. Exact test score and GPA requirements vary based on level of scholarship, but range from 26 – 36 on ACT, 1200 – 1600 on SAT, and 3.0 – 3.5+ GPA
    • Amount: $3,000 up to full tuition
    • Deadline: December 15 or May 1 depending on the semester

    Tuskegee University

    • Eligibility: Tuskegee University offers merit scholarships for incoming first-years. Exact test score and GPA requirements vary based on level of scholarship, but range from 20 – 32+ ACT, 1030 – 1420+ SAT, and 3.1 – 3.7 GPA
    • Amount: $5,000 up to full tuition
    • Deadline: May 1 

    University of Alabama, Birmingham

    • Eligibility: University of Alabama, Birmingham offers merit scholarships for incoming first-years. Scholarships are merit-based according to ACT/SAT and GPA, and open only to legal residents of Alabama
    • Amount: $3,000 up to $10,000
    • Deadline: March 1 or September 1 

    Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity

    In-state tuition is the price that Alabama residents get to pay for Alabama colleges and universities. In-state tuition costs are often less than half regular tuition and can save you tens of thousands of dollars.

    Here are a few well-known Alabama universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs: 

    Auburn University

    • In-state tuition: $6,262
    • Out-of-state tuition: $16,954

    University of Alabama

    • In-state tuition: $11,100
    • Out-of-state tuition: $31,460

    How do you get Alabama in-state tuition?

    In-state tuition reduces the cost of Alabama  tuition significantly. Therefore, you are probably wondering how you can qualify for in-state tuition in Alabama. Everything starts with establishing in-state residency, so you will have to plan ahead if you know that Alabama is the place for you.

    First, you must establish a “domicile,” which simply means that you intend to make Alabama your permanent residence. This involves obtaining an Alabama driver’s license, registering to vote in Alabama, and registering your vehicle in Alabama. In addition, you will need to physically reside in Alabama for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the beginning of the school year.

    Take note that residency requirements vary from institution to institution within Alabama. Therefore, be sure to review the specific requirements of your desired Alabama schools to ensure you qualify for in-state tuition. 

    Does Alabama have tuition reciprocity? 

    Yes! Alabama is a member of the Academic Common Market which is a regional reciprocity agreement among select Southern states. However, the tuition reciprocity programs between Alabama institutions vary, so make sure to do your research! 

    Additional Alabama resources

    Alabama Commission on Higher Education

    The Student Financial Assistance section here is a useful resource for degree seekers who want to learn about financial aid resources, grants, and military benefits for Alabama residents.

    Alabama Virtual Library

    AVL provides ad-free, safe, and reliable information from databases for all Alabama residents 24/7 free of charge. What an amazing resource, and a model for all other states. Bookmark this one!

    FAFSA Guide

    Remember, the FAFSA opens up in October and the sooner you complete it, the better. The FAFSA deadline for Alabama varies according to the institution(s) you apply to. Make sure to keep on top of those deadlines!  If you are looking for step-by-step guidance on the FAFSA, you can check out our FAFSA guide for assistance.

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    Frequently asked questions about Alabama scholarships

    How can I find Alabama specific scholarships?

    Be sure to check out Scholarships360 and all of the resources we have! In addition to our scholarships list, there are numerous Alabama universities, community foundations, and businesses that offer scholarships to Alabama students. Therefore, be sure to research these institutions in order to find Alabama specific scholarships!

    Can out-of-state students receive scholarships to attend Alabama colleges and universities?

    Out-of-state students may be eligible for some Alabama scholarships. However, most Alabama scholarships are reserved for Alabama residents, so double-check the specific scholarship requirements.

    Pell Grants can help students with financial need fund their education. Start by submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid by the annual October 1 deadline. Learn more about Pell Grants so that you take as few loans as possible!

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