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Alabama Tuition & Cost

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Alabama Resident Sticker Price

$31,024
In State Costs for The University of Alabama
Fee Cost
Tuition$10,780
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$840
Room and Board $13,934
Other Expenses Budget$4,670

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

$50,494
Out of State Costs for The University of Alabama
Fee Cost
Tuition$30,250
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$840
Room and Board $13,934
Other Expenses Budget$4,670

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at The University of Alabama for undergraduate students residing in Alabama is $10,780. Room and board charges total $13,934 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $800 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $840 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $4,670 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending The University of Alabama full time should expect a total annual cost of $31,024.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at The University of Alabama is $30,250 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $13,934 for room and board, $800 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $840. Students are advised to budget $4,670 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $50,494. This figure is 62.8% 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.

Net Price

The average reported annual net price for The University of Alabama for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $20,518 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 The University of Alabama, 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

$20,518
Net Price by Income The University of Alabama
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$17,523
$30,001 to $48,000$19,434
$48,001 to $75,000$21,649
$75,001 to $110,000$23,957
$110,000+$23,605

Financial Aid

84% of full-time undergrad The University of Alabama received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $14,400 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 39% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,321 and 10% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $24,139.

Finanical Aid The University of Alabama
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $14,400 84%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $15,385 65%
Pell Grants $4,863 17%
Other Federal Grants $1,120 38%
State and Local Grants $672 3%
Federal Student Loans $5,321 39%
Other Student Loans $24,139 10%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to The University of Alabama, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $65,020. The loan balance of $65,020 is a four year multiple of the $16,255 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 $689 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 $65,020
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $689.32
Total Interest Paid $17,698.43
Sum of All Loan Payments $82,718.43

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

$124,096
Year Alabama Residents Non Residents
1 $31,024 $50,494
2 $31,208 $50,793
3 $31,393 $51,094
4 $31,578 $51,396

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at The University of Alabama to be $124,096 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.6% 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 The University of Alabama
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Alabama Residents $545 $1,635 $2,180
Out of State Residents $1,330 $3,990 $5,320

Estimated cost for a class at The University of Alabama 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 The University of Alabama versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

The University of Alabama 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=100751 IPEDS survey data for The University of Alabama.