Special Benefits for Active Duty Military Dependents

The University of Alabama and UA Early College recognize the sacrifices made by military service men and women, and by their families. To honor the service these families provide, the dependents of all active duty military members are recognized as "in-state students" regardless of their current location or home. 

Active Duty Military Dependents Tuition and Scholarship

All UA Early College students pay the University's Distance Learner tuition rate. The Distance Learning tuition rate for the 2019-2020 academic year is $375 per credit hour. Dependents of active duty military members are eligible for a 50% tuition scholarship, if they meet the 3.0 high school GPA admission requirement. This means that the tuition for these students will be reduced to $187.50 per credit hour.

*Plus, you’ll have access to the full range of UA resources and the Office for Veteran and Military Affairs.

Applicants to UA Early College must meet the minimum admission requirement of a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average since the 9th grade.

What is a "Credit Hour"?

Basically, a credit hour is a unit of educational credit. A course is measured by the average hours of instruction a student can expect to receive each week of the semester. Most college courses are 3 credit hours long, but courses requiring additional instruction (like labs, foreign languages, or writing courses) can be 4 credit hours long.

*The UAEC 200: College Readiness Course is a 2 credit hour course.

Let's do the Math

Example of Tuition Costs for the UAEC 200 Course

UAEC 200: College Readiness Course (2 credit hours): $375 + $375

=

$750.00

Minus the 50% Partial Tuition Scholarship

-

$375.00

Leaves a net cost for the UAEC 200 course of

=

$375.00

Example of Tuition Costs for 3 credit hour UA Academic Course

Standard UA Academic Course (3 credit hours): $375 + $375 + $375

=

$1,125.00

Minus the 50% Partial Tuition Scholarship

-

$562.50

Leaves a net cost for the UA 3 credit hour course of

=

$562.50

Costs may not represent final determination of account balance. Rates are subject to change without prior notice. Tuition is approved by The University of Alabama Board of Trustees.

To maintain the automatic UA Early College scholarship, UA Early College students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in their UA classes.

Dependents of National Alumni Association Members are also eligible for a $25 University Supply Store book Scholarship (when enrolled in class).

I started UA Early College while my family was stationed in Germany.  Then, I came for Summer On Campus before I started as a full-time freshman in the fall.  It was good to be back stateside, and by the time classes started, I already knew my way around campus, already had friends.

Zane
Currently a sophomore at UA

 

Questions? Email: earlycollege@ua.edu or call (205) 348-7083