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Alabama State Tuition & Cost

Montgomery, Alabama

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In State Alabama Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Alabama State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$2,740
Room and Board $6,050
Other Expenses Budget$3,392

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Alabama State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$2,740
Room and Board $6,050
Other Expenses Budget$3,392

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Alabama State University for undergraduate students residing in Alabama is $8,328. Room and board charges total $6,050 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,600 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $2,740 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,392 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Alabama State University full time should expect a total annual cost of $22,110.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Alabama State University is $16,656 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $6,050 for room and board, $1,600 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $2,740. Students are advised to budget $3,392 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $30,438. This figure is 37.7% higher than what Alabama residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Alabama State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,282 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Alabama State University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income Alabama State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$19,581
$30,001 to $48,000$19,396
$48,001 to $75,000$19,853
$75,001 to $110,000$19,620

Financial Aid

92% of full-time undergrad Alabama State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $9,091 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 68% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,961 and 4% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,528.

Finanical Aid Alabama State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,091 92%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $8,449 38%
Pell Grants $5,405 76%
Other Federal Grants $1,282 12%
State and Local Grants $5,488 7%
Federal Student Loans $5,961 68%
Other Student Loans $11,528 4%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Alabama State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $37,176. The loan balance of $37,176 is a four year multiple of the $9,294 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $394 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $37,176
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $394.13
Total Interest Paid $10,119.30
Sum of All Loan Payments $47,295.30

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Alabama Residents Non Residents
1 $22,110 $30,438
2 $22,997 $31,660
3 $23,921 $32,931
4 $24,881 $34,252

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Alabama State University to be $88,440 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Alabama State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Alabama Residents $347 $1,041 $1,388
Out of State Residents $694 $2,082 $2,776

Estimated cost for a class at Alabama State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Alabama State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Alabama State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100724 IPEDS survey data for Alabama State University.