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University of West Alabama Tuition & Cost

Livingston, Alabama

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Alabama Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for University of West Alabama
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,216
Other Fees$1,890
Room and Board $7,594
Other Expenses Budget$3,505
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for University of West Alabama
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,216
Other Fees$1,890
Room and Board $7,594
Other Expenses Budget$3,505

Residents of Alabama pay an annual total price of $23,305 to attend University of West Alabama on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $9,100 for tuition, $7,594 room and board, $1,216 for books and supplies and $1,890 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $32,405 which is 39% higher than Alabama residents. The tuition charge is $18,200 while room and board is $7,594, books and supplies are $1,216 and other fees come in at $1,890.

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

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University of West Alabama 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 University of West Alabama
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$14,961
$30,001 to $48,000$16,062
$48,001 to $75,000$18,866
$75,001 to $110,000$19,596

The average reported annual net price for University of West Alabama for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $15,685 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

96% of full-time undergrad University of West 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 $6,785 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 76% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,482 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $9,792.

Finanical Aid University of West Alabama
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,785 96%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,128 57%
Pell Grants $5,297 58%
Other Federal Grants $776 11%
State and Local Grants $872 5%
Federal Student Loans $5,482 76%
Other Student Loans $9,792 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of West Alabama, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $49,552. The loan balance of $49,552 is a four year multiple of the $12,388 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 $473 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 $49,552
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $472.78
Total Interest Paid $7,181.69
Sum of All Loan Payments $56,733.69

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Alabama Residents Non Residents
1 $23,305 $32,405
2 $24,465 $34,019
3 $25,684 $35,713
4 $26,963 $37,491

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of West Alabama to be $93,220 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5% 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 West Alabama
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Alabama Residents $325 $975 $1,300
Out of State Residents $650 $1,950 $2,600

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of West Alabama Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
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=101587 IPEDS survey data for University of West Alabama.