Federal Aid Processes

Student Requirements

General Eligibility Requirements

Students must meet all of the following requirements in order to be offered federal aid:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be accepted unconditionally for enrollment in a degree-seeking program
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Not be in default on a federal loan or owe a refund on a grant received for attendance at any post-secondary institution

Admission Status

Students not currently enrolled or accepted for admission unconditionally should apply for admission immediately. The application for federal student aid cannot be acted upon until students have been unconditionally admitted in a degree-seeking program.

The University of Montevallo does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, veteran status, or disability in employment or in the provision of service.

Transfer Students & Returning Students

If you are a new transfer student, or if you have previously attended UM and you are returning after attending elsewhere, please note that federal aid received at another institution must be considered when the University of Montevallo offers aid. Federal grants and loans awarded are reported to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). Every effort is made to check this information with NSLDS on a timely basis. If a student is awarded federal aid and it is later determined that the student has exceeded the annual or lifetime limit for federal aid due to the amount received at another institution, an adjustment will be made. In most cases, this will result in the student having a balance due in the Office of Student Accounts. You may view your loan and grant history at https://studentaid.gov. If you have questions regarding the annual limits or lifetime limits on federal aid, please contact the Student Aid Office.