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Just remember not to register for more than 16 hours unless you're on scholarship

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Replies to: Just remember not to register for more than 16 hours unless you're on scholarship

  • malanaimalanai Registered User Posts: 2,161 Senior Member
    ^^^Keeps the food chain intact.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Forum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama Posts: 83,911 Forum Champion
    Yes, you do have to get an over-ride to go from the 18 to 20 credits for Presidential, but it's not hard to get.


    Casino...Bama lowered the number to 16 long before it raised the scholarship to cover 20. So, it wasn't done to pay for the the scholarship increase.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Forum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama Posts: 83,911 Forum Champion
    Casinoexec: The bad thing about that 16-credit limit? Your favorite SEC rival allows its students to take up to 18 hours with no additional charges


    but, Auburn's OOS tuition rate is higher....for Fall, their OOS rate is over $25k (which now includes a nearly $600 registration fee).

    Wow, and they also charge a $600 "study abroad" fee if you want to do that.

    And, if you're a nursing major (and some other majors) you pay an addition $200 per CREDIT, per semester. So for 30 credits in a year, you'd pay an additional $6,000 more.
  • malanaimalanai Registered User Posts: 2,161 Senior Member
    Yeah, and to make things worse they've now abolished the $350/semester Lame Football Discount. Sheesh!
  • SEA_tideSEA_tide Registered User Posts: 3,877 Senior Member
    Casino, UA lowered the maximum credit limit without an extra charge to 16 (from 17) in Fall 2009. As the scholarships I and many others received were accepted when the limit was 17 credits, we were able to take 17 credits without an additional tuition charge.

    IIRC, the credit limit for those with scholarships was raised to 20 starting in Fall 2010.

    The per credit limit charge for OOS students is high because Alabama law sets a minimum rate for OOS tuition charges, 250% of the in-state rate IIRC. This is part of the reason why scholarships are for "the value [or a proportion] of tuition" rather than "tuition or a portion thereof." It has a side benefit of allowing students to use private scholarships that can only be used towards tuition as the UA scholarships can be applied to other costs.
  • 10scgirl10scgirl Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    I've looked through all the Scholarship paperwork my son received and I don't see anything about the maximum credit hours. He has the UA Scholarship plus the Engineering Scholarship which covers the rest of the tuition - what would be the maximum hours covered with his scholarship? - Thanks!
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Forum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama Posts: 83,911 Forum Champion
    Which UA scholarship does he have? The Presidential? UA Scholar?

    Does he have full tuition either thru the Presidential or the UA Scholar plus Eng'g? If so, then his scholarships will cover up to 20 credits per semester.


    Edited to add...

    Just saw an older post....your son has the UA Scholar plus eng'g supplement...so he's fine. He's good for 20 credits per semester.

    roll tide!
  • 10scgirl10scgirl Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    Thanks M2CK! Roll Tide!
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