In 2022, tuition for full-time students at The University of Alabama was $11,100 a year for in-state students and $31,460 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students pay way 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 out of pocket feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Tuition for international students at The University of Alabama is $31,460 per year.
The University of Alabama is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $11,100 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time. For students who are not considered Alabama-residents, out-of-state tuition is $31,460 a year.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. 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 status can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to verify your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be additional requirements too, depending on where you live.
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University of Alabama has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at The University of Alabama usually pay around $31,460 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships.
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at University of Alabama.
Room and board at University of Alabama costs $14,426 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat in the University of Alabama's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facilities can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $9,300.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have ways for students with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The cost of getting around in college can really vary. 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 own a car, or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At University of Alabama, freshman are allowed to park 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 is often expensive, but there may be more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. The University of Alabamais in a suburban setting in Alabama, not far from Birmingham.
When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to take into account the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending University of Alabama.
What will the cost of attending University of Alabama be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$14,426|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
University of Alabama’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for both full and part-time students
In 2022, 11,331 of the 31,685 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. University of Alabama meets 55.78% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $17,576 a year. Around 47.5% of University of Alabama undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. University of Alabama graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $35,852 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|University of Alabama-Specific Loans||$5,520|
|Most Common Loans for University of Alabama Students|
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 University of Alabama financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
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 2022, University of Alabama awarded 9,175 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $114.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $186.49 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
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 University of Alabama 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 University of Alabama was $17,576 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of University of Alabama seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$2,046|
Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.
What will attending University of Alabama 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 get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the University of Alabama's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
University of Alabama offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
University of Alabama 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.
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