Meridian Star


March 12, 2014

UWA offering in-state tuition rates to non-resident students

MERIDIAN —     LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama Board of Trustees recently approved a resolution to grant resident tuition rates to non-resident, full-time undergraduate students who receive partial or full scholarship awards from UWA for academic, athletics, or fine arts talents or abilities they possess at initial enrollment.

    The new policy, in accordance with Alabama Act 2013-423, extends to out-of-state students who are awarded Trustee Academic, Trustee Leadership, Athletics, and Fine Arts scholarships for a particular talent or ability.

    Trustee Academic scholarships are awarded on the basis of intellectual ability as shown by a student’s ACT score of 21 or higher or SAT score of  980 or higher and high school GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

    Trustee Leadership scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student’s demonstrated leadership and service in high school and the local community.  Trustee Leadership recipients must have a minimum 19 on the ACT or 910 on the SAT.

    More information on UWA’s Trustee Academic and Trustee Leadership scholarships, including award criteria for students qualifying for both awards, can be found at

    Athletics scholarships are awarded on the basis of athletic ability as demonstrated by having received a scholarship to participate on a UWA Gulf South Conference varsity sports team or the rodeo team.

    More information on Athletics scholarships can be obtained on UWA’s intercollegiate athletics Web page at or by contacting the coaches of the sports teams.

    Fine Arts scholarships are awarded on the basis musical or theatrical talent as demonstrated by having received a scholarship to be a member of the UWA Scarlet Band from Tiger Land, the UWA Choir, or UWA Theatre.

    Information on Fine Arts scholarships can be found by contacting the Department of Fine Arts at (205) 652-3510.

    UWA already offers in-state tuition to students from Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, and Winston counties in Mississippi, regardless of whether they have been awarded a scholarship.

    To learn more about this new policy or to schedule a campus tour, contact the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management at (888) 636-8800 or by email at

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