Most universities require payment of tuition and fees at registration. UAB gives you this option but also offers alternatives.
Payments can be made directly to UAB by cash, check, or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover). Payment by mail should be directed to UAB Student Accounting Services; HUC 322, 1500 3rd Ave. S., Birmingham, AL. 35294-1150. Payments may be made in person in the Hill University Center, 1400 University Boulevard, in Room 322; Web payment is available through BlazerNET.
There is an option to pay your tuition and fees in convenient monthly installments. UAB has partnered with Academic Management Services (AMS), which offers eight-month and 10-month tuition payment plans. With these plans, you and your family can spread out the cost of college. They also make it easy to set up a budget and determine how much you need to save to cover your anticipated educational costs. To learn more, call an AMS consultant at 1-800-635-0120 or visit AMS online, (www.amsweb.com).
A statement of fees is provided to each student at registration. Charges shown on that statement are based on the student’s status and courses as of the date of registration. School, classification, or course changes made after registration may result in additional charges. Credit for financial aid, external payment plans, UAB Educational Assistance benefits, or payments to be billed to a third-party vendor may not be reflected on the Statement of Fees. However, even if you do not receive a statement, you are still responsible for payment by the deadlines. For information or clarification concerning the amount due, please call Student Accounting Services at 205-934-3570 or 1-888-255-8734.
If any student has an unpaid financial obligation to UAB, all grades will be withheld and no transcripts will be issued for that student. Such a student will not be permitted to register at UAB again and all services will be withheld until the obligation is paid in full, at which time withheld grades will be reinstated. A debt to UAB is, of course, legally enforceable. To be fair to the overwhelming majority of students who honor their commitment, UAB’s policy is to pursue unpaid student debts vigorously by all legal means
If you withdraw from a course (using the appropriate procedures) prior to the close of business on the published date for Last Day to Drop Without Paying Tuition and Fees, you will owe no tuition for that course. However, if you are still registered for a course at the close of business on the Last Day to Drop Without Paying Tuition and Fees, you must pay full tuition and fees for that course, even if you withdraw later. No refunds can be made unless a licensed physician certifies that a condition, which arose after the last day to withdraw, was of sufficient duration and severity to make it impossible for you to continue in the course.
Withdrawals and Refunds
Students who wish to withdraw from courses for which they are registered must use the official procedures specified on BlazerNET. Mere failure to attend class does not constitute a drop or withdrawal. If the withdrawal form is received after the Last Day to Withdraw Without Paying Full Tuition and Fees, full tuition and fees will be due for the courses from which the student withdraws.
The Academic Common Market is an interstate agreement among selected southern states for sharing academic programs at both the baccalaureate and graduate levels. Participating states are able to make arrangements for their residents who qualify for admission to enroll in specific programs in other states on an in-state tuition basis.
Participating states are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
If you are not an Alabama resident and you wish to enroll at UAB as an Academic Common Market student, you must be accepted for admission into a UAB program to which your state has obtained access for its residents through the Academic Common Market coordinator in your home state.
Certification of eligibility must be received by the Graduate School before the first day of class in the initial semester of registration to obtain in-state tuition status for the entire program; otherwise, in-state tuition status will be awarded beginning with the semester following receipt of this certification.
To obtain the name and address of a state coordinator, visit the Academic Common Market web site (www.cep.unt.edu/ACM.html).
Assistantships and Fellowships
In many programs, graduate student awards are available in limited number in the form of assistantships (service required) or fellowships (no service required.)
Applications for assistantships or fellowships should be submitted to the director of the graduate program in which the student is, or plans to be, enrolled. Applications for fellowships designated for students from underrepresented groups are available in the Graduate School Office. The Graduate School also assists students in preparation of applications for extramural fellowships.
The university's Financial Aid Office administers traditional loan, grant, and work-study programs, and students in certain graduate programs may participate in UAB's Cooperative Education Program, combining their studies with paid work experiences. For information concerning these programs, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid, Room 317, Hill University Center, 1400 University Blvd, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-1150, 205-934-8223, http://main.uab.edu/Sites/students/32619/
Enrolled veterans and dependents who are eligible for federal educational benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs should apply online at the VA website, www.GIBILL.va.gov. You may also pick up a paper application from UAB Veterans Affairs (UAB-VA) in the Office of Student Retention Programs. After processing your application, the Regional VA office will contact you in reference to your eligibility to receive benefits. UAB-VA is responsible for verifying your enrollment and semester hours and forwarding the information to the Regional VA office.
For more information about federal educational benefits, contact UAB-VA in the Office of Student Rentention Programs, Room 524, Hill University Center, 1400 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294-1150, telephone 205-934-8804, email email@example.com.
Tuition and Fees
A listing of detailed tuition and fee charges is available online at https://www.uab.edu/students/current/paying-for-college/detailed-tuition-and-fees.