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Birmingham Southern College Tuition & Cost

Birmingham, Alabama

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Birmingham Southern College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,260
Other Fees$1,250
Room and Board $12,900
Other Expenses Budget$2,770

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Birmingham Southern College on a full time basis for 2020/2021 is $35,830 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $17,650 for tuition, $12,900 room and board, $1,260 for books and supplies and $1,250 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Birmingham Southern College is $17,650, the same as Alabama residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Birmingham Southern College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Birmingham Southern College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$17,186
$30,001 to $48,000$18,870
$48,001 to $75,000$19,226
$75,001 to $110,000$20,071

The average reported annual net price for Birmingham Southern College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $21,474 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

98% of full-time undergrad Birmingham Southern College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $11,597 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 45% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,501 and 5% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $13,636.

Finanical Aid Birmingham Southern College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $11,597 98%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $9,609 98%
Pell Grants $4,882 24%
Other Federal Grants $942 14%
State and Local Grants $1,313 50%
Federal Student Loans $5,501 45%
Other Student Loans $13,636 5%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Birmingham Southern College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $78,156. The loan balance of $78,156 is a four year multiple of the $19,539 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 $746 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $78,156
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $745.69
Total Interest Paid $11,327.33
Sum of All Loan Payments $89,483.33

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $35,830
2 $38,338
3 $41,022
4 $43,893

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Birmingham Southern College to be $143,320 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Birmingham Southern College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $735 $2,205 $2,940

Estimated cost for a class at Birmingham Southern College 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 Birmingham Southern College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Birmingham Southern College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100937 IPEDS survey data for Birmingham Southern College.