Auburn University

Auburn University, Alabama


Costs to Attend Auburn University

Are you interested in applying to Auburn University yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • Alabama Residents: $21,152
  • Non Alabama Residents: $36,896
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for Alabama Residents: $7,872
  • Tution for non-Alabama Residents: $23,616
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $10,606
  • Books and Supplies: $1,100
  • Other Fees: $1,574

The cost per year to attend Auburn University is $21,152 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of Alabama have a total one year cost of $36,896. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from Auburn University, Main Campus

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at Auburn University is $84,608 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $84,608
  • 4 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $147,584

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Alabama Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $10,576
  • Non Alabama Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $18,448

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $14,087*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $56,348**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 52%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $8,787
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 18%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $4,346
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 37%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $6,842

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 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.

**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 2011-2012 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.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Auburn University is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for Auburn University? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $56,348, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 52% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $14,087. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our Auburn University 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.

  • Monthly Payment: $566.75
  • Amount Borrowed: $56,348.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $11,662.53
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $68,010.53

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend Auburn University? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford Auburn University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $68,010.53 is recommended to afford a $566.75 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. 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 in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $5,496 to $8,698. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 11.7%. 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 can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $84,608.00. Use our 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.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $29,089, 4 Year Degree: $116,356
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $37,126, 4 Year Degree: $148,503
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $47,383, 4 Year Degree: $189,531
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $54,852, 4 Year Degree: $219,406

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per 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 are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour for Alabama residents: $304
  • Cost for one class for Alabama residents (3 credit hours): $912
  • Price per credit hour for out of state residents: $912
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $2,736
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $3,648

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Tuition History

What was tuition at Auburn University for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $6,972 In State / $19,452 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.3% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $6,500 In State / $18,260 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 11.4% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $5,834 In State / $16,334 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.1% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $5,496 In State / $15,496 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.1% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $5,278 In State / $14,878 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.3% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $4,828 In State / $14,048 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.1% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $4,426 In State / $12,886 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 17% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $3,784 In State / $11,084 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 12% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $3,380 In State / $9,900 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $2,760 In State / $8,280 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.6% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $2,565 In State / $7,695 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.9% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $2,355 In State / $7,065 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.7% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $2,250 In State / $6,750 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.1% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $2,100 In State / $6,300 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.7% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $1,950 In State / $5,850 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 11.1% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $1,755 In State / $5,265 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $1,596 In State / $4,788 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.1% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $1,476 In State / $4,428 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $1,476 In State / $4,428 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 11.6% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $1,323 In State / $3,969 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $1,323 In State / $3,968 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.4% Annual Increase
  • 1987 - $1,220 In State / $3,090 Out of State Tuition and Fees.

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Auburn University ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $21,152. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 137 $84,608
4 year cost
Architectural Engineering Bachelor's Degree 123 $84,608
4 year cost
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 113 $84,608
4 year cost
Communication and Media Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 107 $84,608
4 year cost
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 105 $84,608
4 year cost
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 99 $84,608
4 year cost
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 79 $84,608
4 year cost
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 75 $84,608
4 year cost
Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 71 $84,608
4 year cost
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management Bachelor's Degree 61 $84,608
4 year cost
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 59 $84,608
4 year cost
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 58 $84,608
4 year cost
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 53 $84,608
4 year cost
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 51 $84,608
4 year cost
Radio and Television Bachelor's Degree 51 $84,608
4 year cost
Nutrition Sciences Bachelor's Degree 49 $84,608
4 year cost
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 49 $84,608
4 year cost
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 48 $84,608
4 year cost
Industrial and Product Design Bachelor's Degree 48 $84,608
4 year cost
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 48 $84,608
4 year cost
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Bachelor's Degree 45 $84,608
4 year cost
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 42 $84,608
4 year cost
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 42 $84,608
4 year cost
Agricultural Economics Bachelor's Degree 41 $84,608
4 year cost
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 38 $84,608
4 year cost
Zoology/Animal Biology Bachelor's Degree 38 $84,608
4 year cost
Horticultural Science Bachelor's Degree 34 $84,608
4 year cost
Interior Design Bachelor's Degree 34 $84,608
4 year cost
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Bachelor's Degree 33 $84,608
4 year cost
Special Education and Teaching, Other Bachelor's Degree 31 $84,608
4 year cost
Health Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 29 $84,608
4 year cost
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Bachelor's Degree 29 $84,608
4 year cost
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 28 $84,608
4 year cost
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 28 $84,608
4 year cost
Design and Visual Communications, General Bachelor's Degree 28 $84,608
4 year cost
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 27 $84,608
4 year cost
Forest Sciences and Biology Bachelor's Degree 27 $84,608
4 year cost
Criminology Bachelor's Degree 24 $84,608
4 year cost
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology Bachelor's Degree 24 $84,608
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 22 $84,608
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 22 $84,608
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 21 $84,608
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 20 $84,608
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 19 $84,608
4 year cost
Social Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 19 $84,608
4 year cost
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 18 $84,608
4 year cost
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other Bachelor's Degree 18 $84,608
4 year cost
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 17 $84,608
4 year cost
Polymer/Plastics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 16 $84,608
4 year cost
Interior Architecture Bachelor's Degree 16 $84,608
4 year cost
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 15 $84,608
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 14 $84,608
4 year cost
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 14 $84,608
4 year cost
Biological/Biosystems Engineering Bachelor's Degree 14 $84,608
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 13 $84,608
4 year cost
Geography Bachelor's Degree 13 $84,608
4 year cost
Aquaculture Bachelor's Degree 12 $84,608
4 year cost
Poultry Science Bachelor's Degree 12 $84,608
4 year cost
Plant Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 12 $84,608
4 year cost
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 11 $84,608
4 year cost
Technical Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 11 $84,608
4 year cost
Environmental Design/Architecture Bachelor's Degree 11 $84,608
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 11 $84,608
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 11 $84,608
4 year cost
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 10 $84,608
4 year cost
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 10 $84,608
4 year cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 9 $84,608
4 year cost
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 9 $84,608
4 year cost
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 8 $84,608
4 year cost
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 8 $84,608
4 year cost
Materials Engineering Bachelor's Degree 7 $84,608
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $84,608
4 year cost
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Bachelor's Degree 7 $84,608
4 year cost
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Bachelor's Degree 6 $84,608
4 year cost
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 6 $84,608
4 year cost
Foreign Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 5 $84,608
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $84,608
4 year cost
Engineering, Other Bachelor's Degree 5 $84,608
4 year cost
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 5 $84,608
4 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $84,608
4 year cost
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $84,608
4 year cost
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 3 $84,608
4 year cost
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 3 $84,608
4 year cost
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $84,608
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $84,608
4 year cost
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 2 $84,608
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $84,608
4 year cost
Molecular Biology Bachelor's Degree 2 $84,608
4 year cost
Applied Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $84,608
4 year cost
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $84,608
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $84,608
4 year cost

About Auburn University

Auburn University is a four year public college located in Auburn University, Alabama.  Full time enrollment is 21,286 and part time is 4,183.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 17,463 applicants. 13,486 were admitted and 3,852 enrolled.

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

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