Financial Aid

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Financial Aid

There are two ways to inquire about financial aid available to you for IEM.

1) We recommend you contact UAB's Financial Aid department for a full list of available options for your specific situation and needs.
Financial Aid
(205) 934-8223

2) Apply for a Scholarship.


How to Apply to IEM

Admission to UAB Information Engineering and Management requires

  1. An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university.
  2. Preference is given to engineering, math, science or technical-related undergraduate degrees.
  3. Original transcripts from every institution attended should be requested by the applicant and sent directly to UAB Graduate School;
    United States Postal Service: UAB Graduate School LHL G03 1720 2nd Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35294-0013
    Shipping Companies: UAB Graduate School LHL G03 1700 University Boulevard Birmingham, AL 35294-0013 .  If the school offers an electronic option, they can be e-mailed to  
  4. Relevant industry work experience as evidenced by your resume and three recommendations.
  5. An essay containing a short paragraph addressing each of the following questions:
    1. Why do you want to be a part of IEM and what do you expect to gain? 
    2. Describe your area(s) of technical expertise. 
    3. Tell us about one major accomplishment and one major setback you have faced in your career and how that impacted you. 
    4. Why will your classmates be glad you are on their team?
  6. A video introducing yourself to IEM.  The video should be less than 5 minutes in length.  Please tell us a little about yourself, what you’ve done and why you want to be admitted to IEM.  The video should be posted to YouTube, privacy settings set to "unlisted," and the link e-mailed to
  7. A photograph of yourself (preferably a head shot you would use on a LinkedIn profile) should also be e-mailed to
  8. An interview with the IEM admissions committee may also be required.
  9. No GMAT/GRE required for admission to IEM.


The Paperwork

Whether you are on campus or online, or some of both, here is what all entering clients need to do: 

Go to Apply Yourself for the UAB Graduate School to start the application (you can work on this in more than one visit).

  • Use the area on the left and choose “Application for Admission as a Degree-Seeking Student“.
  • Under the link Application Information and the option Program Applying to: choose Information Engineering and Management.
  • Under Additional Information you will be asked to upload a resume.
  • Acceptance is determined by the IEM Admissions Committee.
  • Scholarships may be available - see the IEM scholarship page for more information.


Late Applications

If you are applying after the graduate school deadline (July 1 for Fall; November 1 for Spring), the system will only allow you to apply for the following fall or spring semester. 

Late applicants may apply as “non-degree seeking” and pay an additional application fee.  If approved by the Graduate School deadline, they may register for classes.  An official transcript confirming the award of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required for non-degree admission. Applicants are still required to submit the paperwork shown above.  The non-degree seeking deadline is typically 2 weeks before classes begin. Check with the Graduate School for the actual deadline. 

NOTE: Financial Aid typically will not pay for courses taken in a non-degree seeking status.

Having technical difficulties?  
  • Apply Yourself site - If you need technical assistance in submitting your application, please contact Technical Support at by clicking on Contact Support or view the FAQ's.
  • UAB Graduate School - 205-934-8227