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Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants

Get the Financial Support You Need

The University of West Alabama offers a full range of loans, scholarships, grants, and part-time employment to assist students in meeting educational costs. Approximately 80% of UWA students receive financial aid to support their studies. The Financial Aid Office assists students and their families in tailoring financial aid packages to cover the costs of tuition, fees, books, housing and meals, personal expenses and travel. The student’s financial aid must be completed at least 10 days prior to the start of each term to charge the costs against their financial aid.

Financial Aid Office
UWA Station 3
Livingston, AL 35470

Office Hours
8:00 – 5:00
Monday – Friday

(205) 652-3576
(205) 652-3847 (fax)

Toll Free (in state) 800-621-7742
Toll Free (out of state) 800-621-8044


Find a long list of academic, trustee, alumni, transfer and other scholarships from which to choose.

Learn about eligibility, applications requirements, and more.

Check out the many federal, state and other grants available to you.

The University of West Alabama offers tuition payment plans by semester, geared to both on campus and online students.

Veteran students and/or their dependents may qualify for Federal VA Education benefits.

If you have questions about financial aid rates, grants, applying or anything else, we have answers.

Financial Aid Highlights


Federal regulations require a student receiving Federal Student Aid to maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward a degree.

How to Apply 

To apply for financial aid, you must first create a free FSA ID, a username and password combination you use to log in to U.S. Department of Education (ED) online systems.

Direct Student Loans 

The University of West Alabama participates in the Federal Direct Loan Programs, which provide long-term low-interest subsidized and unsubsidized loans for students and their parents.

Private Student Loans 

Private student loans are designed to help students who need additional assistance with educational costs. In most cases, it is advantageous for students to pursue federal loans before seeking private educational loans.

Work Study 

Federal Work Study offers jobs ranging from 10-15 hours per week through various departments on campus and a few community service areas.

Scholarship Highlights

Academic & Leadership Trustee Scholarships

To be considered for academic, leadership, or alumni scholarship assistance a student must meet unconditional Admissions standards (19 or higher ACT or 990 or higher SAT and 2.0 or better GPA) and apply for admission and scholarship by Match 15 for Alumni and April 15 for Admissions.

Academic Scholarships for Beginning Freshmen 

A range of awards are made to entering freshmen (or transfers with less than 24 credit hours) with a 21 or higher ACT/1060 or higher SAT or 3.0 GPA. Scholarships range from $2,000 to $12,000 per year and are renewable for up to four academic years with the maintenance of a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Trustee Valedictorian & Salutatorian 

Valedictorian and Salutatorian scholarships are available to students that have been recognized by their high school as one of the top two students in their graduating senior class. Students must meet unconditional admissions standards (19 or higher ACT/990 SAT).

Trustee Leadership Awards

These awards are available to entering freshmen (or transfer students with less than 24 credit hours) demonstrating outstanding leadership ability as demonstrated through high school, community, or religious activities. Students must meet unconditional admissions standards (19 or higher ACT/990 SAT or a 2.5+ GPA). On-campus residency is required for the first two years at UWA for recipients.

Trustee Legacy Scholarship

The University of West Alabama Office of Admissions established the Trustee Legacy Scholarship in 2019. The scholarship is appropriately named, as it will perpetuate the legacy of the University of West Alabama tradition by providing scholarships to academically talented freshman and transfer students who are children of UWA/LU graduates.

Community College Transfer Scholarships 

​​​UWA is paving the way for community college students to transfer seamlessly and earn academic and housing scholarships at UWA as they continue their studies in pursuit of bachelor’s degrees. UWA has partnerships with community colleges throughout Alabama and Mississippi that allow tailored guidance and support for students from transfer to graduation.

Alumni Scholarships 

UWA offers a wide range of Alumni Scholarships for on-campus undergraduate students. Scholarship amounts vary depending on the availability of funds.

Additional Scholarships 

UWA offers a range of additional academic and other scholarships, as well as access to several external scholarships.

Grant Highlights

Federal Pell Grant 

A Federal Pell Grant is a need-based financial aid awarded annually by the Federal Government. Pell Grants are gift aid and do not have to be repaid.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant 

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is for undergraduate students with exceptional financial needs.

Alabama Student Assistant Program 

The Alabama Student Assistance Program (ASAP) is a need-based grant program funded by the federal government and the State of Alabama.

Alabama National Guard Educational Assistance Program 

The Alabama National Guard Educational Assistance Program (ANGEAP) was established in 1984 by the Alabama Legislature to provide financial assistance to Alabama National Guard members.


The UWA TRIO SSS (Student Support Services) program grants thousands in aid each academic year to eligible TRIO SSS Participants.

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