Account Balance

This is the amount displayed on the student account within BlazerNET that is due on the early payment deadline, the final payment deadline and/or the deferred payment deadline.

 

Add/Drop Period

The period during which students can make changes to their schedules immediately prior to registration ending for the term.

 

Applicable Charges

The basis on which the account balance is calculated. It includes tuition, fees, housing and dining charges, as well as any outstanding and/or otherwise applicable charges.

 

Distribution

The process by which awarded financial aid is credited to a student account.

 

Dropped from Classes

Students with an unpaid past due balance of $500 or more from a previous semester the day after the Add/Drop deadline will have the upcoming term’s classes canceled.

 

Federal Work-Study (also Work-Study)

Self-help awarded to and accepted by the student as part of the financial aid process; it must be earned through hourly employment in a position approved for funding.

 

First Class Day

This is the first day that classes officially meet for the term.

 

Grant

Financial aid that is awarded to a student that does not have to be repaid based on demonstrated financial need or other factors.

 

Late Fee

The $50 fee charged to students who fail to make a payment before the payment deadline(s)

 

Late Registrant

A student who does not initially register for any courses for a specific term until after the initial payment deadline.

 

Loan

Self-help awarded to and accepted by the student as part of the financial aid process; it must be repaid.

 

Packaging

The process used by financial aid to construct a financial aid award based on costs incurred by a student.

 

Stipend

A periodic payment to the student based on a contractual arrangement between the student and another entity.

 

Student

An undergraduate or graduate student at UAB. This payment plan does not include first professional programs in Medicine, Dentistry or Optometry.

 

Work-Study (also Federal Work-Study)

Self-help awarded to and accepted by the student as part of the financial aid process; it must be earned through hourly employment in a position approved for funding.

 

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