Alabama Financial Aid Programs


PROGRAMS

DESCRIPTION AND VALUE

WHO MAY APPLY

HOW TO APPLY

AAMU - ASU TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Graduates of Alabama's public community and technical colleges have an opportunity to complete a four-year program for free at Alabama A&M University (AAMU) in Huntsville or Alabama State University (ASU) in Montgomery. AAMU and ASU may award up to 500 scholarships each, except for 2018, the final year of the program, when each institution may award up to 250 scholarships. Open to any graduate of an Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Community or Technical College. AAMU and ASU will determine the criteria for who will receive the scholarships. Graduates of an ACCS Community or Technical College wishing to apply for the scholarships at AAMU should contact Dr. Lloyd T. Walker at (256) 372-8754 or Lloyd.Walker@aamu.edu. More information can be found here. Graduates of an ACCS Community or Technical College wishing to apply for the scholarships at ASU can apply online at http://www.alasu.edu/admissions. More information can be found here.
ALABAMA GI DEPENDENTS'
EDUCATIONAL BENEFIT PROGRAM
Tuition, fees and book assistance to children and spouses of eligible Alabama veterans (with at least a partial disability). Recipients may attend public institutions of higher education in Alabama. Students who are children or spouses of eligible Alabama veterans and who attend public postsecondary educational institutions in Alabama. Must enroll as an undergraduate student. Application forms may be obtained from the Alabama State Department of Veterans Affairs, P.O. Box 1509, Montgomery, AL 36102-1509, or from any county veterans service officer. Phone 334/242-5077.
ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM An award to be used for tuition, educational fees and book/supplies for Alabama National Guard members to attend a public postsecondary educational institution in Alabama. Awards are limited to $500 per term, and no more than $1,000 per year. Is not based on need. Students who are active members in good standing with a federally-recognized unit of the Alabama National Guard. Participants may receive federal veterans benefits, but must show a cost less aid amount of at least $25. Applications are available from Alabama National Guard units. Funds are limited, so students who are Guard members are encouraged to apply early. Forms must be signed by a representative of the Alabama Military Department and the financial aid officer at the college or university the student plans to attend.
ALABAMA PREPAID AFFORDABLE COLLEGE TUITION PROGRAM Under construction.    
ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DEPENDENTS OF BLIND PARENTS An award to cover instructional fees and tuition at an Alabama state institution of higher learning for children from families in which the head of the family is blind and whose family income is insufficient to provide educational benefits. Students who are Alabama residents and from families in which the head of the family is blind and whose family income is insufficient to provide educational benefits for attendance at an Alabama postsecondary institution. Students must apply within two years of high school graduation. Applications are available from Debra Culver, Rehab. Specialist, Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, 2129 East South Blvd., Montgomery, AL 36116-2455
800/441-7607
334/613-2248
256/362-0638.
ALABAMA STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Need-based, state/federal grant ranging from $300 to $2,500 per academic year. Awards are limited to undergraduate work. Undergraduate students who are Alabama residents attending eligible Alabama institutions. Nearly 80 Alabama institutions participate in the program. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This form should be filed early and is available from your high school guidance office or the financial aid office at the institution you plan to attend.
ALABAMA STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM An award of grant assistance at an eligible independent Alabama college or university. Is not based on need. Up to $1200 per academic year with maximum amount available only when sufficient funds are available. Undergraduate students--both half-time and full-time--who are Alabama residents attending Birmingham-Southern College, Concordia College, Faulkner University, Huntingdon College, Judson College, Miles College, Oakwood College, Samford University, Selma University, Southeastern Bible College, Southern Vocational College, Spring Hill College, Stillman College, and the University of Mobile. Applications are available from the financial aid office at the institution you plan to attend. Application deadline dates are printed on the application form.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM A grant award to be used for tuition, fees and board expenses to attend a public postsecondary educational institution in Alabama. Awards are restricted to students who attend institutions having on-campus housing. Students who are sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters of veterans of World War I, World War II, Korea, or Vietnam and who are residents of Alabama. Applications are available from the American Legion Department Headquarters, American Legion Auxiliary, 120 North Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL 36104. Application deadline is April 1. Phone 334-262-1176.
AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM A grant award to be used for tuition, fees, and board expenses to attend a public postsecondary educational institution in Alabama. Awards are restricted to students who attend institutions having on-campus housing. Students who are sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters of veterans of World War I, World War II, Korea, or Vietnam and who are residents of Alabama. Applications are available from the Department Adjutant, The American Legion, P. O. Box 1069, Montgomery, AL 36192. Application deadline is May 1. Phone 334/262-6638.
JUNIOR AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM An award not to exceed total tuition and books for attendance at public junior and community colleges in Alabama. Awards are based on demonstrated athletic ability determined through try-outs. Limits on various sports apply. Awards are not based on financial need. Full-time students enrolled in public junior and community colleges in Alabama. Awards may be renewed on the basis of continued participation in the designated sport or activity. Contact the coach, athletic director, or financial aid officer at any public junior or community college in Alabama.
JUNIOR AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM An award not to exceed in-state tuition only for attendance at public junior and community colleges in Alabama. Awards are based on demonstrated talent determined through competitive auditions. Awards are not based on financial needs. Full-time students attending public junior and community colleges in Alabama. Contact the financial aid office at any public junior or community college in Alabama. Competitive auditions will also be scheduled as part of the application process.
POLICE OFFICER'S AND FIREFIGHTER'S SURVIVOR'S EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM A grant covering tuition, fees, books and supplies for dependents and eligible spouses of Alabama police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. There is no limit on the amount awarded to recipients. Awards are available for undergraduate study in public institutions in Alabama. Students who are dependents or spouses of police officers or firefighters killed in the line of duty in Alabama. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a public postsecondary educational institution in Alabama. Other special eligibility criteria apply. Application forms may be obtained from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, P O Box 302000, Montgomery, AL 36130-2000. Phone 334/242-2273.
SENIOR ADULT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM A free tuition program for senior citizens (persons aged 60 or over) who meet the admission requirements and attend public two-year postsecondary institutions in Alabama. A free tuition program for senior citizens (persons aged 60 and over) who meet the admission requirements and attend public two-year postsecondary institutions in Alabama. Contact the financial aid office at any public two-year postsecondary educational institution in Alabama.
TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR ALABAMA TEACHERS A state grant covering tuition and fees for approved technology courses at approved colleges or universities in Alabama. Students who are full-time regularly certified Alabama public school teachers enrolled in approved courses that incorporate new technologies in the curriculum. Applications are available from TSPAT, Alabama Commission on Higher Education, P.O. Box 302000, Montgomery, AL 36130-2000. To request information and an application form call 334-242-2276.
TWO-YEAR COLLEGE ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM An award not to exceed in-state tuition and books for attendance at public two-year postsecondary educational institutions in Alabama. Awards are based on demonstrated academic merit as determined by the institutional scholarship committee. Awards are not based on financial need. Students who are accepted for enrollment at public two-year postsecondary educational institutions in Alabama. Awards may be renewed if students demonstrate academic excellence. Priorities are given to in-state residents. Contact the financial aid office at any public two-year postsecondary educational institution in Alabama. Application deadline dates are printed on the application form.

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