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University of South Alabama Tuition & Cost

Mobile, Alabama

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Alabama Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for University of South Alabama
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$500
Room and Board $7,800
Other Expenses Budget$4,916
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for University of South Alabama
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$500
Room and Board $7,800
Other Expenses Budget$4,916

Residents of Alabama pay an annual total price of $22,412 to attend University of South Alabama on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,896 for tuition, $7,800 room and board, $1,300 for books and supplies and $500 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $30,308 which is 35.2% higher than Alabama residents. The tuition charge is $15,792 while room and board is $7,800, books and supplies are $1,300 and other fees come in at $500.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income University of South Alabama
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,641
$30,001 to $48,000$13,079
$48,001 to $75,000$16,459
$75,001 to $110,000$20,422

The average reported annual net price for University of South Alabama for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,624 in 2018/2019. 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

88% of full-time undergrad University of South 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 $7,439 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 60% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $10,482 and 4% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,346.

Finanical Aid University of South Alabama
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $7,439 88%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,545 70%
Pell Grants $5,016 43%
Other Federal Grants $3,078 13%
State and Local Grants $1,466 4%
Federal Student Loans $10,482 60%
Other Student Loans $11,346 4%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of South Alabama, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $33,072. The loan balance of $33,072 is a four year multiple of the $8,268 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 $316 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 $33,072
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $315.54
Total Interest Paid $4,793.20
Sum of All Loan Payments $37,865.20

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Alabama Residents Non Residents
1 $22,412 $30,308
2 $23,068 $31,195
3 $23,743 $32,108
4 $24,438 $33,048

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of South Alabama to be $89,648 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.9% 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 University of South Alabama
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Alabama Residents $329 $987 $1,316
Out of State Residents $658 $1,974 $2,632

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of South Alabama 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=102094 IPEDS survey data for University of South Alabama.