University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama


Costs to Attend University of South Alabama

Are you interested in applying to University of South 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: $15,010
  • Non Alabama Residents: $21,370
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for Alabama Residents: $6,360
  • Tution for non-Alabama Residents: $12,720
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $7,150
  • Books and Supplies: $1,200
  • Other Fees: $300

The cost per year to attend University of South Alabama is $15,010 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of Alabama have a total one year cost of $21,370. 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 University of South 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 University of South Alabama is $60,040 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): $60,040
  • 4 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $85,480

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Alabama Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $7,505
  • Non Alabama Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $10,685

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $8,268*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $33,072**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 60%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $5,579
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 35%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $4,157
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 52%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $7,953

*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

University of South Alabama is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for University of South Alabama? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $33,072, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 60% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $8,268. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of South 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: $332.64
  • Amount Borrowed: $33,072.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $6,845.02
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $39,917.02

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend University of South 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 University of South 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 $39,917.02 is recommended to afford a $332.64 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 University of South Alabama in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $4,502 to $6,204. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 7.6%. 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 $60,040.00. 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 University of South Alabama.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $20,642, 4 Year Degree: $82,569
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $26,345, 4 Year Degree: $105,381
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $33,624, 4 Year Degree: $134,496
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $38,924, 4 Year Degree: $155,696

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 University of South Alabama are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour for Alabama residents: $246
  • Cost for one class for Alabama residents (3 credit hours): $738
  • Price per credit hour for out of state residents: $492
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $1,476
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $1,968

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Tuition History

What was tuition at University of South 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 - $5,962 In State / $11,302 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.2% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $5,512 In State / $9,922 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 14.3% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $4,822 In State / $8,842 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.1% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $4,502 In State / $8,312 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $4,502 In State / $8,312 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.9% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $4,290 In State / $8,100 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 13.8% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $3,770 In State / $7,160 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.6% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $3,410 In State / $6,500 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.6% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $3,230 In State / $6,140 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 11% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $2,911 In State / $5,581 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $2,911 In State / $5,581 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.9% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $2,673 In State / $5,148 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $2,673 In State / $5,148 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.3% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $2,538 In State / $4,692 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -0.1% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $2,541 In State / $3,591 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $2,397 In State / $3,297 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.4% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $2,295 In State / $2,895 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $2,295 In State / $2,895 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.1% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $2,103 In State / $2,703 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.4% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $1,905 In State / $2,505 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 1.6% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $1,875 In State / $2,475 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.3% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $1,731 In State / $2,131 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0.3% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $1,725 In State / $2,320 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.1% Annual Increase
  • 1987 - $1,581 In State / $2,181 Out of State Tuition and Fees.

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of South 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 $15,010. 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
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 113 $60,040
4 year cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 74 $60,040
4 year cost
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 61 $60,040
4 year cost
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 52 $60,040
4 year cost
Biomedical Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 51 $60,040
4 year cost
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 36 $60,040
4 year cost
Secondary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 35 $60,040
4 year cost
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Bachelor's Degree 35 $60,040
4 year cost
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 34 $60,040
4 year cost
Meteorology Bachelor's Degree 26 $60,040
4 year cost
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Bachelor's Degree 26 $60,040
4 year cost
International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree 22 $60,040
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 21 $60,040
4 year cost
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 20 $60,040
4 year cost
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 20 $60,040
4 year cost
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor's Degree 19 $60,040
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 19 $60,040
4 year cost
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 18 $60,040
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 17 $60,040
4 year cost
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other Bachelor's Degree 16 $60,040
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 15 $60,040
4 year cost
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 14 $60,040
4 year cost
Geography Bachelor's Degree 14 $60,040
4 year cost
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 14 $60,040
4 year cost
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 14 $60,040
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 12 $60,040
4 year cost
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 11 $60,040
4 year cost
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 11 $60,040
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 9 $60,040
4 year cost
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 9 $60,040
4 year cost
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $60,040
4 year cost
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Bachelor's Degree 6 $60,040
4 year cost
Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor's Degree 6 $60,040
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 4 $60,040
4 year cost
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $60,040
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $60,040
4 year cost
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 3 $60,040
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $60,040
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $60,040
4 year cost
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Bachelor's Degree 2 $60,040
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $60,040
4 year cost
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 2 $60,040
4 year cost
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $60,040
4 year cost
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $60,040
4 year cost
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 1 $60,040
4 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $60,040
4 year cost
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 1 $60,040
4 year cost

About University of South Alabama

University of South Alabama is a four year public college located in Mobile, Alabama.  Full time enrollment is 11,069 and part time is 3,397.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 4,770 applicants. 4,159 were admitted and 1,944 enrolled.

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

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