Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step to receiving financial aid for college. The Office of Federal Student Aid provides more than $150 billion in grants, work-study and loans each year. Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and quick and gives you access to the largest source of financial aid available to pay for college. In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA data to determine your eligibility for state and school aid. We encourage students or parents that file their taxes to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing the FAFSA.
Students and parents are invited to stop by the UM Student Aid Office, located on the ground floor of Palmer Hall, anytime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday for free FAFSA preparation assistance. The FAFSA launched on Oct. 1, 2022, and can be found online at studentaid.gov. The FAFSA asks for income and tax information from two years prior. For the upcoming 2023-2024 award year, students and parents will report their 2021 income and tax information.
Pre-Registration Information for Spring and Summer 2023
The pre-registration period is set aside for currently enrolled students. Enrolled students must meet with their advisor prior to pre-registration and plan their upcoming schedule. Students should contact their advisors to schedule appointments. Students will not be able to register via Banner Self-Service until their advisor has cleared them to register. Students with a declared major who have not been assigned an advisor should contact the departmental office of their major. Students without a declared major should contact the general studies advisor, in the Falcon Success Center in Van Tuyll House by calling 205-665-6450. It is essential that students follow the procedures listed below in order to complete the pre-registration process:
1 – Check your student account for any HOLDS. You will not be able to register if you have a hold on your account. Holds are applied to a student’s account for a variety of reasons including student conduct sanctions, health forms/test results and unpaid fees. Remind your student to check their account a few weeks before registration begins to see if a hold has been applied to their account. This can be seen by going into Banner Self-Services. Until a hold is removed, students cannot register for classes or drop/add classes after they register.
2 – Meet with your academic advisor to plan your schedule.
3 – Your advisor will enter a PIN number that allows you to register for classes.
4 – Register for classes (according to the schedule below) by logging into Banner Self-Service via the link at the bottom of the montevallo.edu webpage. For detailed instructions about the registration process, visit the Registrar’s webpage: montevallo.edu/forum-banner-self-service-registration-instructions
Pre-Registration Schedule for Spring and Summer 2023 Classes
Oct. 31 – Pre-registration begins for currently enrolled graduate students at 7 a.m.
Nov. 2 – Pre-registration begins for currently enrolled seniors at 7 a.m.
Nov. 4 – Pre-registration begins for currently enrolled juniors at 7 a.m.
Nov. 8 – Pre-registration begins for currently enrolled sophomores at 7 a.m.
Nov. 10 – Pre-registration begins for currently enrolled freshmen at 7 a.m.
Students are responsible for understanding the registration process and for any classes that are added and/or dropped from their schedule.
The Housing Office offers a special gift program during exam week for all our students living on campus. This program offers parents a great opportunity to show support for their students by sending them an “Exam-A-Gram” care package. The bag is filled to the brim with brand-name, high-energy success snacks.
The total cost is $40. The link to order Exam-A-Grams will go live on Oct. 14. Visit Exam-A-Grams to place your order online. Orders are due by Nov. 4. If you have any questions, you may contact the Housing & Residence Life Office at 205-665-6235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Dates to Remember
Oct. 10 Mid-Semester Week begins
Oct. 13 Founders’ Day
Oct. 24 Last day for course or semester withdrawal (all students)
Oct. 31 Pre-registration for spring and summer semesters begins for currently enrolled graduate students
Nov. 2 Pre-registration for spring and summer semesters begins for currently enrolled seniors
Nov. 4 Pre-registration for spring and summer semesters begins for currently enrolled juniors
Nov. 8 Pre-registration for spring and summer semesters begins for currently enrolled sophomores
Nov. 10 Pre-registration for spring and summer semesters begins for currently enrolled freshmen
Nov. 23 8 a.m. — residence halls close for Thanksgiving (except Brooke Hall, Lund Hall and Peck Hall)
Nov. 23-25 Thanksgiving holidays (University closed)
Nov. 27 Residence halls re-open at 2 p.m.
Nov. 28 Classes resume
Dec. 5-9 Final exams
Dec. 9 UM Commencement/residence halls close for Winter Break at 5 p.m. (7 p.m. for graduates)
Dec. 17-Jan. 2 Winter holidays (University closed)
Jan. 6 8 a.m. — residence halls open for spring semester
Jan. 9 Classes begin for spring semester