The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


Costs to Attend The University of Alabama

Are you interested in applying to The University of Alabama 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: $22,750
  • Non Alabama Residents: $36,500
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for Alabama Residents: $9,200
  • Tution for non-Alabama Residents: $22,950
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $12,450
  • Books and Supplies: $1,100
  • Other Fees: $0

The cost per year to attend The University of Alabama is $22,750 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of Alabama have a total one year cost of $36,500. 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 The University of Alabama

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 The University of Alabama is $91,000 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): $91,000
  • 4 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $146,000

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Alabama Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $11,375
  • Non Alabama Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $18,250

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $16,255*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $65,020**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 52%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $7,857
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 23%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $4,503
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 36%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $7,883

*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

The University of Alabama is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for The University of Alabama? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $65,020, 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 $16,255. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our The University of Alabama 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: $653.98
  • Amount Borrowed: $65,020.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $13,457.40
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $78,477.40

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend The University of Alabama? 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 The University of Alabama, 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 $78,477.40 is recommended to afford a $653.98 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 The University of Alabama in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $5,278 to $8,600. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 12.6%. 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 $91,000.00. 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 The University of Alabama.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $31,287, 4 Year Degree: $125,146
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $39,930, 4 Year Degree: $159,722
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $50,963, 4 Year Degree: $203,850
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $58,995, 4 Year Degree: $235,982

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 The University of Alabama are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour for Alabama residents: $467
  • Cost for one class for Alabama residents (3 credit hours): $1,401
  • Price per credit hour for out of state residents: $1,035
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $3,105
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $4,140

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Tuition History

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

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at The University of Alabama 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 $22,750. 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
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 193 $91,000
4 year cost
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 140 $91,000
4 year cost
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 114 $91,000
4 year cost
Restaurant/Food Services Management Bachelor's Degree 105 $91,000
4 year cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 98 $91,000
4 year cost
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 95 $91,000
4 year cost
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 91 $91,000
4 year cost
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 90 $91,000
4 year cost
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 87 $91,000
4 year cost
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 73 $91,000
4 year cost
Interior Design Bachelor's Degree 67 $91,000
4 year cost
Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 66 $91,000
4 year cost
Apparel and Textiles, General Bachelor's Degree 64 $91,000
4 year cost
Dietetics/Dietitian Bachelor's Degree 59 $91,000
4 year cost
Management Science Bachelor's Degree 53 $91,000
4 year cost
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 52 $91,000
4 year cost
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 48 $91,000
4 year cost
Secondary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 48 $91,000
4 year cost
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 46 $91,000
4 year cost
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 44 $91,000
4 year cost
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 38 $91,000
4 year cost
Family Resource Management Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 37 $91,000
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 37 $91,000
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 36 $91,000
4 year cost
Geography Bachelor's Degree 34 $91,000
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 31 $91,000
4 year cost
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 30 $91,000
4 year cost
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 21 $91,000
4 year cost
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Bachelor's Degree 20 $91,000
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 19 $91,000
4 year cost
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Bachelor's Degree 19 $91,000
4 year cost
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 17 $91,000
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 14 $91,000
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 14 $91,000
4 year cost
Metallurgical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 14 $91,000
4 year cost
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 13 $91,000
4 year cost
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 13 $91,000
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 12 $91,000
4 year cost
Construction Engineering Bachelor's Degree 11 $91,000
4 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 9 $91,000
4 year cost
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 9 $91,000
4 year cost
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 8 $91,000
4 year cost
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Bachelor's Degree 7 $91,000
4 year cost
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 6 $91,000
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $91,000
4 year cost
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree 6 $91,000
4 year cost
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 5 $91,000
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $91,000
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $91,000
4 year cost
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 3 $91,000
4 year cost
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 3 $91,000
4 year cost
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 3 $91,000
4 year cost
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $91,000
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $91,000
4 year cost
Microbiology, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $91,000
4 year cost
American/United States Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 2 $91,000
4 year cost
Radio and Television Bachelor's Degree 2 $91,000
4 year cost
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 2 $91,000
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 2 $91,000
4 year cost
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 1 $91,000
4 year cost
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 $91,000
4 year cost
African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $91,000
4 year cost
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 1 $91,000
4 year cost
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 1 $91,000
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $91,000
4 year cost
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $91,000
4 year cost
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $91,000
4 year cost
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 1 $91,000
4 year cost

About The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama is a four year public college located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Full time enrollment is 27,295 and part time is 4,352.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 26,409 applicants. 14,019 were admitted and 6,397 enrolled.

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

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  • 739 University Blvd
  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 35487-0166

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