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Alabama State University Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Alabama State University was $8,328 a year for in-state students and $16,656 a year for out-of-state students.

On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

If this makes attending the college of your dreams feel scary, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students find the actual cost of college is a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college until after graduation.

Tuition for international students at Alabama State University is $16,656 per year.

Does Alabama State University Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Alabama State University is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $8,328 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time. For students who are not considered Alabama-residents, out-of-state tuition is $16,656 a year.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency..

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to confirm your state's rules for as an in-state resident. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Do International Students Pay More to Go to Alabama State University?

Alabama State University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students at Alabama State University usually pay around $16,656 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.

Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Alabama State University:

  • On-campus jobs
  • Loans from outsideAlabama State University
  • Athletic Awards
  • Alabama State University-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.

Alabama State University Housing Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to the cost of tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Alabama State University.

Room and Board Costs at Alabama State University

Housing and campus dining at Alabama State University is $6,050 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities. Students who do not live on-campus but still want to use the dining facilities can pay for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $3,500.

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Alabama State University

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Yearly Fees

The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Students who attend Alabama State University full time can expect to pay around $2,740 in fees each academic year.

There may be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have resources for students with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at Alabama State University

The cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school?. Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in an urban area could be costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Alabama State University campus is in a urban setting in Alabama.

Are There Any Other Costs Associated With College?

When you're planning for college, be sure to factor in the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Alabama State University.

Total Cost of Alabama State University

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $8,328
Out-of-State Tuition $16,656
Room and Board $6,050
Board Only $2,550
Yearly Fees $2,740
Other expenses $1,840
Total Estimated Costs

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Alabama State University’s tuition and fees change based on: B Academic program for both full and part-time students Class time for both full and part-time students Course load for both full and part-time students Course level for both full and part-time students

Alabama State University Financial Aid

The majority of Alabama State University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2021, 3,128 of the 3,614 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Alabama State University meets 77% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $25,118 a year. Around 89% of Alabama State University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Alabama State University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $3,474 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $3,440
State Loans $0
Alabama State University-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $6,737
Most Common Loans for Alabama State University Students
Federal Loans 89%
Private loans 17%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Alabama State University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Alabama State University

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, Alabama State University awarded 2,617 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $25.8 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $15.45 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Alabama State University Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Alabama State University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Alabama State University was $25,118 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Alabama State University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
Out-of-State, On-Campus $3,768

What will attending Alabama State University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Alabama State University's net cost calculator on their website.

Alabama State University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Does Alabama State University Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Alabama State University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

Learn More About Alabama State University

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Alabama State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$18,718

In State

$27,046

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$8,328
$16,656
Fees
$2,740
$2,740
Housing
$6,050
$6,050
Books
$1,600
$1,600

Alabama State University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

80%

Average Financial Aid Package

$23,039

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,072

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

97%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,068

Out-of-State

$19,396

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 31
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