Graduate Financial Aid Information
The FAFSA for 2021-2022 is now open! Be sure to download the myStudentAid app (Federal Student Aid) for ease in filing your FAFSA (available October 1st). Also, don’t forget to use the IRS data retrieval tool! If you need assistance with filing your FAFSA, contact the Student Aid Office!
Federal Aid Processes:
The primary communication with graduate students is through UM email and Banner Self Service. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to check UM email and Banner Self Service weekly to monitor requests for additional documentation, notices of financial aid packages and offers, and other vital information. Graduate students accept/decline aid offers through Banner Self Service and are provided access information to UM when admitted.
After filing the FAFSA, graduate students may need to submit additional information to complete the process. Notification will be sent through UM email explaining the need for additional documentation. Please respond immediately, or aid will be delayed.
The links below contain additional detailed information that is important to completing the federal aid process:
Sources of Student Aid
There are several ways to finance your graduate educational experience at the University of Montevallo. Scholarships are available from a number of sources and are awarded based on demonstrated merit or need. On-campus employment is offered through the Federal Work Study (FWS) Program and through jobships, fellowships, and assistantships offered by the University. Various loans are also available. Other options are available to U.S. veterans through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits.
The links below contain detailed information about each of these funding options.
Please note that graduate students are only eligible for the federal direct unsubsidized Stafford loan or federal graduate PLUS loan through FAFSA and may be eligible for other alternative/private student loans through banks and credit unions.