The University of Alabama Tuition & Cost Guide

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Cost to Attend

In State


Alabama Residents

  • Tuition: $10,170
  • Books and Supplies: $1,200
  • Other Fees: $0
  • Room and Board: $12,880

Out of State


Non Residents

  • Tuition: $25,950
  • Books and Supplies: $1,200
  • Other Fees: $0
  • Room and Board: $12,880

*All tuition data is sourced from the 2015/2016 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Annual Prices

Residents of Alabama pay an annual total price of $28,422 to attend The University of Alabama on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $10,170 for tuition, $12,880 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $0 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $44,202 which is 55.5% higher than Alabama residents. The tuition charge is $25,950 while room and board is $12,880, books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $0.

Financial Aid and Student Loans - What does it really cost to attend?

The average reported annual net price for The University of Alabama for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $18,935 in 2014/2015.

Aid Amount Percent Receiving Aid
Average Annual Total Grant Aid $12,691 62%
Average Pell Grant $4,210 18%
Average Annual Federal Student Loan $5,769 39%

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 $679 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 $65,020
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $678.88
Total Interest Paid $16,445.96
Sum of All Loan Payments $81,465.96

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current published cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at The University of Alabama to be $113,688 - assuming graduation in normal time. Our estimation assumes a 4.6% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Alabama Residents $28,422 $29,719 $31,076 $32,494
Non Residents $44,202 $46,219 $48,329 $50,534

Per Credit Hour and Per Class Prices

We estimate the cost for a class at The University of Alabama as follows 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.

Cost Per Credit Hour Cost Per Class (3 credit hr) Cost Per Class (4 credit hr)
Alabama Residents $604 $1,812 $2,416
Out of State Residents $1,353 $4,059 $5,412

Historical Tuition Prices

The cost to attend college is continually rising. The table below will provide perspective as to the historical tuition increases reported for The University of Alabama and what it has cost to attend in past years.

Alabama Resident Out of State Annual Percent Change
2010 $7,000 $19,200 9.4%
2009 $6,400 $18,000 12.3%
2008 $5,700 $16,518 8%
2007 $5,278 $15,294 8.5%
2006 $4,864 $13,516 5.1%
2005 $4,630 $12,664 12%
2004 $4,134 $11,294 16.3%
2003 $3,556 $9,624 8%
2002 $3,292 $8,912 9.2%
2001 $3,014 $8,162 4.9%
2000 $2,872 $7,722 7%
1999 $2,684 $7,216 3.5%
1998 $2,594 $6,808 5%
1997 $2,470 $6,268 4%
1996 $2,374 $5,924 5%
1995 $2,260 $5,642 4.1%
1994 $2,172 $5,424 5%
1993 $2,068 $5,166 6.8%
1992 $1,936 $4,800 7%
1991 $1,810 $4,486 5%
1990 $1,724 $4,260 5%
1989 $1,642 $4,056 4.5%
1988 $1,572 $3,472 14%
1987 $1,379 $2,992 0%

Tuition Payments

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=100751 IPEDS survey data for The University of Alabama.

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