A Room, Some Food, and Other Stuff That's Not Free for Some Reason

The University of Alabama offers students both housing and dining options. The on-campus housing cost for a typical student was $5,600 in 2012 - 2013 and the cost for a typical meal plan was $3,050.

The following table outlines average expected costs at The University of Alabama for both on-campus and off-campus housing, meals and other expenses.

ExpenseOn CampusOff Campus
Room and Board$12,450$12,450
-- Housing$5,600
-- Meals$3,050
Other Living Expenses$3,967$3,967
Books and Supplies$1,100$1,100
Total$17,517$17,517

What's Room & Board Going to Cost Over 4 Years? The Total Comes to $93,549.

On-campus housing and dining at The University of Alabama has changed an average of 5.7% for each of the past five years. If current growth trends in room, board and other expenses continue, we expect this year's incoming freshmen to pay $20,614 their first year of college. By their final year they will pay approximately $22,362 for an associate degree seeker, and $26,315 for a bachelor degree seeker to cover these expenses Over the entire degree (assuming you graduate on-time) the total will come to $93,549 for a four year stay or $42,976 for a two year stay.

The Fun Stuff: Where's Your New Home and How Much Can You Eat?

Must Freshmen Live On Campus?No
On-Campus Housing Capacity8,050
Max Number of Meal-Plan Meals Per WeekN/A

By the Looks of This Campus' Average Expense, You'd Think Everything was Dipped in Gold.

With room, board, books, supplies and other expenses for on-campus students totaling $17,517, The University of Alabama is well above the national average of $12,969.

You Know What's More Fun Than Thinking About Your New Future Room? How Much Food You'll Be Eating

  • How easy is it to customize the meal plan to meet your needs? Is there a required meal plan freshman students are automatically enrolled in?
  • How easy is it to get around or off campus? Does the college offer shuttle services, or discounts for public transportation?
  • Is parking readily available on-campus? Will you have to pay a fee to register your car?

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