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Congratulations on your admission to the University of Alabama at Birmingham!

Priority Enrollment Steps for Incoming 2021 Freshmen

Step 1. Activate BlazerID

When you become a Blazer, you become a Blazer for life. That will never change. Once you’re ready, track down your student number (in your admission letter and follow-up email), and then use it to activate your BlazerID.

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Activate your BlazerID

Step 2. Pay the Freshman Enrollment Deposit

Pay your $200 Freshman Enrollment Deposit. The first $150 will cover your orientation fee, which pays for you and a parent or other adult to attend our New Student Orientation, as well as other enrollment fees. The remaining $50 goes into your student account balance to give you a head start.

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Step 3. Reserve a Spot for Orientation

Blazer Beginnings is a required rite of passage for all new Blazers. During the 1.5-day event, you’ll register for classes, get your ONE Card (UAB ID), learn about support services, meet other new students, and do much more. Parents and guardians are invited to attend the concurrent Parent and Family Orientation.

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Step 4. Apply for Housing

Another freshman requirement is that you spend your first academic year in an on-campus residence hall. Which means you’ll live in the heart of, well, everything. Freshman housing is a short walk from the Commons on the Green dining hall, Hill Student Center, campus libraries, and classroom buildings. Complete your housing application now.

This requirement applies to all first-time freshmen who graduated from high school in the same year as, or the year prior to, their first semester at UAB.

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Available in November

Additional Steps

 

Apply for Financial Aid

All it takes is just one form. But you need to fill it out as soon as possible. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. The application for the 2021-2022 academic year will ask for 2019 income data. Use Code 001052 to send your application to UAB.

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Available October 1
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