Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Auburn University at Montgomery tuition is $7,320 per year for in-state residents. This is 4% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 43% cheaper than the average Alabama tuition of $12,886 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 6th in Alabama amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 32nd most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $16,440 which represents a 125% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $700 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $8,020.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $6,980 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Montgomery should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,100.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,690 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,690 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Alabama residents to go to AUM is $19,790 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Alabama residence can expect a one year cost of $28,910.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Auburn University at Montgomery and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Auburn University at Montgomery
Estimated Budgets
Alabama Resident Total Budget $19,790
   In-State Tuition$7,320
   Other Fees$700
   Room and Board$6,980
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,690
   Books and Supplies$1,100
Non-Resident Total Budget $28,910
   Out-of-State Tuition$16,440
   Other Fees$700
   Room and Board$6,980
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,690
   Books and Supplies$1,100


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $19,790 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported AUM net price for in-state students is $12,827* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

87% of Auburn University at Montgomery students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,001. 51 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,262. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Auburn University at Montgomery, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Auburn University at Montgomery
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$12,827*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid87%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,001
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants51%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,262

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$11,914
$30,001 to $48,000$12,864
$48,001 to $75,000$14,412
$75,001 to $110,000$15,430

Average Financial Aid Mix - $19,790 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $19,790. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 31% - $5,001

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Auburn University at Montgomery or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 36% - $5,845

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 33% -  $5,254

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Auburn University at Montgomery
Alabama State University13.8% more expensive
Troy University3.6% more expensive
Georgia Southwestern State University45.8% less expensive
Gordon College62.7% less expensive
Mississippi University for Women11% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Auburn University at Montgomery.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at AUM is $79,160 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $9,664 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $38,656**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $98,950 or $48,320 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Auburn University at Montgomery.

Alabama Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,660
Alabama Resident Total Cost Per Semester$9,895
Non-Alabama Resident Tuition Per Semester$8,220
Non-Alabama Resident Total Cost Per Semester$14,455

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Auburn University at Montgomery are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Auburn University at Montgomery
Price per credit hour for Alabama residents$305
Cost for one class for Alabama residents (3 credit hours)$915
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$685
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$2,055
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,740


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 65% of Auburn University at Montgomery students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,845.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Auburn University at Montgomery? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $38,656, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $47,963.23. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Auburn University at Montgomery. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 87% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $9,664. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Auburn University at Montgomery student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Auburn University at Montgomery Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$399.69
Amount Borrowed$38,656.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$9,307.23
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$47,963.23

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend AUM? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Auburn University at Montgomery, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $47,963.23 would be needed to afford a $399.69 monthly payment in the example $38,656.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Auburn University at Montgomery in the future? Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $79,160.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Auburn University at Montgomery.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$27,216$108,863
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$34,735$138,940
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $44,332$177,327
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $51,320$205,278

Tuition History

What was tuition at AUM five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2012$6,930$20,790 12.1%
2011$6,180$18,540 3.5%
2010$5,970$17,250 7%
2009$5,580$16,200 11.4%
2008$5,010$14,490 -0.2%
2007$5,020$14,020 3.1%
2006$4,870$13,430 9.2%
2005$4,460$12,920 8%
2004$4,130$11,930 14.1%
2003$3,620$10,400 5.2%
2002$3,440$9,860 13.5%
2001$3,030$9,030 2.4%
2000$2,960$8,860 21.2%
1999$2,442$7,326 6.7%
1998$2,289$6,867 7.5%
1997$2,130$6,390 5.2%
1996$2,025$6,075 6.3%
1995$1,905$5,715 5.8%
1994$1,800$5,400 12.6%
1993$1,599$4,797 12%
1992$1,428$4,284 8.4%
1991$1,317$3,951 8.4%
1990$1,215$3,645 5.2%
1989$1,155$3,465 5.5%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Auburn University at Montgomery to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 98 19% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 57 28% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 47 22% cheaper
Secondary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 42 21% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 36 28% cheaper
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 32 27% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree 32 15% cheaper
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 31 21% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 27 21% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 23 22% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 20 28% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 20 23% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 14 26% cheaper
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 13 17% cheaper
Physical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 12 28% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 11 30% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 11 31% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 10 28% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 9 30% cheaper
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 7 28% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 3 29% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 2 19% cheaper
Organizational Leadership Bachelor's Degree 1 22% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 1 16% cheaper


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About Auburn University at Montgomery

Auburn University at Montgomery is a four year public college located in Montgomery, Alabama.  Full time enrollment is 3,298 and part time is 1,580.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Auburn University at Montgomery
7440 East Drive
Montgomery, Alabama

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Auburn University at Montgomery is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Auburn University at Montgomery cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100830 IPEDS survey data.