Undergraduate Admissions

Student Aid

2024-2025 FAFSA Update
University of Montevallo Extending Decision Date to June 1, 2024 
The White House and the U.S. Department of Education announced on Jan. 30 that colleges and universities across the country will not start receiving students’ Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information until the first half of March. To accommodate this delay, the University of Montevallo’s Office of Admissions plans to extend the usual college decision date of May 1, 2024 to June 1, 2024.
The University made the decision to push back its college decision date to provide students and their families more time and more flexibility to make their decision. Our admissions and student financial aid staff are available to help answer any questions and support students and their families during this process. Please contact our Admissions office at admissions@qq105.com if you need any assistance.

Additional FAFSA Updates

This setback follows the FAFSA Simplification Act, which represents a significant overhaul of the processes and systems used to award federal student aid starting with the 2024-2025 award year. The new version is meant to be shorter and easier and will make some low-income borrowers eligible for more financial aid. Major changes required by the law include:

Replacing the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) with the Student Aid Index (SAI): Students and families will see a different measure of their ability to pay for college, and they’ll experience a change in the methodology used to determine aid. The new need analysis formula removes the number of family members in college from the calculation, allows a minimum SAI of -1500 and implements separate eligibility determination criteria for Federal Pell Grants.

Modifications to family definitions in FAFSA formulas: The metric by which a student’s family size is determined will change, aligning more with what was reported on the student’s/parents’ tax returns.

Expanding access to Federal Pell Grants: The Federal Pell Grant will be expanded to more students and eligibility will be linked to family size and the federal poverty level. Incarcerated students in federal and state penal facilities will regain the ability to receive a grant. Lifetime eligibility will be restored to students whose school closed while they were enrolled or if the school is found to have misled the student.

Streamlining the FAFSA form: Where possible, the DOE will use data received directly from the IRS to calculate Federal Pell Grant eligibility and the SAI. Questions about Selective Service registration and drug convictions will be removed, and questions about applicants’ sex, race and ethnicity, which have no effect on federal student aid eligibility, will be added.

Our goal is to assist students and their families in financing the costs associated with attending the University of Montevallo. The staff in our Student Aid Office are here to make the financial aid process as easy as possible.
Once you’ve been admitted to the University of Montevallo, the next step is exploring your options to pay for your education. Whether you’re trying to determine if you’re eligible for grants, searching for a work-study position, or interested in borrowing student loans, you can fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online, to determine your financial aid package.
The Student Aid Office has compiled detailed information and guidelines throughout the following webpages. Please take time to carefully read all the information provided. This information will serve as a guide to help you navigate through the process.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

6 Things You’ll Need to Fill Out the FAFSA® Form

  • Username and Password (FSA ID)
  • Social Security Number
  • 2021 Income and Tax Records Information (Automatically transfer tax info with the IRS Data Retrieval Tool!)
  • Records of Your Untaxed Income
  • Records of Your Assets
  • List of Schools You’re Interested In

FERPA Release Form

Financial Preparedness