Do you think you might meet in-state residency requirements? There are a number of factors that may be considered in determining in-state residency for tuition purposes, and you must be able to clearly prove your residency. Alabama, like other states, restricts resident tuition to persons who have been residing in Alabama for purposes other than to obtain an education and who are able to demonstrate contacts with the State of Alabama indicating intent to remain in this state. Resident tuition status is determined by the university, with regard to Alabama law, and the policies of the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama System.

Applicants who meet one of the following conditions are generally reclassified as in-state residents for tuition purposes:

  • You are a regular, permanent full-time employee (not temporary) in the state or shall commence said employment not more than 90 days after registration or are the spouse or minor child of such an employee.
  • You are a veteran or member of the U.S. Military or Alabama National Guard, or spouse or dependent child of such a veteran or member, and meet the qualification criteria outlined in Board Rule 202.IV.
  • You are a member, the spouse, or dependent child of a member in the U.S. Military on full-time active duty stationed in Alabama under orders for duties other than attending school.
  • You are employed by UAB as a graduate assistant or fellow.
  • You have proof of continuous residence in Alabama for purposes other than to obtain an education and significant ties to the state for the 12 consecutive months prior to your initial enrollment in an Alabama institution of higher education.
Student typeApplicationSubmit toDue Date
Undergraduate student / Graduate Student Online application within BlazerNET Online submission August 1 (for fall semester) December 1 (for spring semester) May 1 (for summer semester)
Dental student Download application School of Dentistry Student Admissions SDB 125 As soon as requested, but no later than May 1
Medical student Download application School of Medicine Admissions and Enrollment Management VH 107 As soon as requested, but no later than May 1
Optometry student Download application School of Optometry Student Affairs HPB 125 July 1

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