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University of South Alabama Tuition & Cost


How much does it cost to attend?

In State Alabama Resident Sticker Price
$20,698
In State Costs for University of South Alabama
Fee Cost
Tuition$7,512
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$300
Room and Board $7,490
Other Expenses Budget$4,096
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$28,210
Out of State Costs for University of South Alabama
Fee Cost
Tuition$15,024
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$300
Room and Board $7,490
Other Expenses Budget$4,096

Residents of Alabama pay an annual total price of $20,698 to attend University of South Alabama on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,512 for tuition, $7,490 room and board, $1,300 for books and supplies and $300 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $28,210 which is 36.3% higher than Alabama residents. The tuition charge is $15,024 while room and board is $7,490, books and supplies are $1,300 and other fees come in at $300.


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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 2017/2018
$12,968
Net Price by Income University of South Alabama
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,939
$30,001 to $48,000$12,893
$48,001 to $75,000$16,295
$75,001 to $110,000$19,401
$110,000+$19,702

The average reported annual net price for University of South Alabama for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,968 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid University of South Alabama
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $6,927 80%
Pell Grant $4,468 37%
Federal Student Loan $10,295 57%

The average reported annual net price for University of South Alabama for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,968 in 2017/2018.

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 $345 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 4.7%.

Example Loan $33,072
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $345.31
Total Interest Paid $8,365.13
Sum of All Loan Payments $41,437.13

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$82,792
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Alabama Residents $20,698 $21,448 $22,225 $23,030
Non Residents $28,210 $29,232 $30,291 $31,388

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 $82,792 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.6% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Cost Credit Hour 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 $313 $939 $1,252
Out of State Residents $626 $1,878 $2,504

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.