UAH Financial Aid Office

UAH Financial Aid Office

Federal Financial Aid Policies


Federal financial aid recipients are selected in accordance with U.S. Department of Education guidelines governing distribution of Title IV funds. Limited funding programs such as Federal Work Study and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) are awarded to eligible students chronologically based on application completion date until funds are exhausted. In general, federal financial aid is awarded for fall and spring semesters and disbursed at or near the beginning of each semester.

You should understand that by accepting your federal financial aid award, you give UAH permission to use these funds to pay any and all direct institutional charges incurred incidental to enrollment.

Additional Awards – Students who receive educational awards from sources other than UAH must notify the Financial Aid Office immediately. Failure to do so may cause the student to be in an over-award status according to federal and state regulations. This may require an immediate repayment of funds that have been disbursed. You may report other assistance in the award for aid year section of the resources/additional information tab of your Student Banner Account

Change of Status – UAH reserves the right to adjust or cancel any aid if there is a change in the academic or financial status of any aid recipient.

Availability of Funds – All federal financial aid commitments are contingent upon the receipt of total federal and state allocations.

Drug Convictions Policy – By law, some students who have drug-related convictions under any federal or state law may be ineligible for federal student aid.

Primary Education – You must have a high school diploma or have completed the GED before you can receive federal financial aid.

Payment of Awards – Grant, loan, and scholarship proceeds will be credited to the student account at the beginning of each term according to applicable federal, state, and institutional rules and regulations.

Summer Terms – Students desiring assistance for a summer term may be required to complete a separate form for possible summer funding. Summer funding is generally limited to loans for students who have not borrowed the annual maximum for their classification during fall and spring term of that academic year.

Refunds – Federal financial aid and other refunds are issued by the Bursar’s office. Financial aid is applied to the student’s account and any resulting credit balance is refunded. Refund checks are available for pick up at the Bursar’s Office, or if you wish to receive your refund via direct deposit, you can enroll in the direct deposit program. Refunds are generated about ten days after student aid disburses.


You must at least enroll half time to receive student loans. Half time for financial aid purposes is a minimum of six undergraduate hours or four and a half graduate hours. Audit courses are not eligible.

Loan proceeds for first time UAH borrowers cannot be disbursed until the student has completed the loan entrance interview process. The entrance counseling and promissory note must be completed before aid will disburse.

Student loan proceeds may be delivered to the student only for the period indicated on the loan disclosure statement sent by the Direct Loan Servicing Center (LSC). If a student ceases to be enrolled at least half-time, loan proceeds must generally be returned to the LSC.


301 Sparkman Drive
Student Services Building, Suite 124
Huntsville, AL 35899




Financial Aid Staff

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Tamara Satcher

financial aid Counselor SSB, Suite 124-F

Dana Kitchens

Dana Kitchens

Financial Aid Coordinator SSB, Suite 124-H

Joy Moody

Joy Moody

Senior associate director SSB, Suite 124-J


Patrick James


M. Karen Roland

M. Karen Roland

Assistant Director of operations – federal work study & federal student loans SSB, Suite 124-E

katie holley

Katie Holley

Assistant Director – Scholarships SSB, Suite 124-I

Kimberly Nelson

Kimberly Nelson

Financial Aid Office Assistant SSB, Suite 124


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