In addition to the FAFSA, you will also need to complete some forms that are specific to UAB. These forms provide UAB with specific information that may make you eligible for additional assistance programs. Be sure to read through this entire list to see which forms you are required to complete.
Things to Know About the UAB Forms
Just as with the FAFSA, be sure to apply early. You will receive priority consideration for all federal assistance programs if UAB receives your application and forms by March 1.
Send all your completed forms to the following mailing address:
UAB Office of Financial Aid
1530 3rd Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35294
All forms you submit must be completed thoroughly and accurately. Incomplete or inaccurate information will slow the assistance process.
Make sure you know the UAB policies that will apply to you once you complete your forms. Some are designed for specific programs and are listed later, but the following policies apply to all students:
You should reapply each year whether or not you receive financial assistance. Awards are given annually, and because situations and programs change, your eligibility for assistance in future years may also change.
Once you have submitted your application, you can check its progress online by clicking the appropriate related link for Applicants
Title IV Authorization Form
- Everyone is required to complete and send in this form.
- “Title IV” refers to federal assistance programs, including loans, grants, work-study, and more. For descriptions of these programs, see the sections “Need-Based Options” and “Non-Need-Based Options.”
Resource Information Form
Complete this form if you are receiving any financial assistance in the form of scholarships, VA benefits, tuition assistance, etc.
What Happens Next
Currently enrolled students will accept awards on BlazerNET. New students will accept awards on Banner Self Service.
If you receive assistance, you can choose to receive any remaining funds (after tuition and fees have been deducted) through direct deposit into your bank account or by check which will be mailed to you. Checks will be mailed within 10 days of when they are issued. They will be sent to your local address on file with the UAB registrar.
When you register for classes, you create a financial obligation to UAB. An application for financial assistance neither eliminates this responsibility, nor does it extend the payment deadlines. Be sure you know UAB’s financial assistance refund policies:
The UAB Financial Aid office can provide complete information about available programs. Your assistance options may include need-based and non-need-based awards. Need-based awards are designated for students with a greater financial need. Non-need-based awards use other factors to determine eligibility. Since some students are eligible for both types of awards, it’s important to know the details about each.