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UA Tuition & Fees Report

Inexpensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does The University of Alabama Cost?

See current and projected in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees for The University of Alabama, and how those expenses constrast to nationwide and regional averages. You can jump to any of the following sections in our UA cost report:

How Much Does UA Charge for Tuition?

$11,620 In-State Tuition & Fees
$31,090 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

At The University of Alabama the average out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates was $31,090 in 2020-2021. If you were a Alabama resident, the yearly charges were $11,620.


UA tuition and fees is for one year of attendance, not including room and board.

Keep in mind a lot of students have financial aid and scholarships that decrease the cost of college.

How much does The University of Alabama cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do UA Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

Nationwide, out-of-state students pay, on average, $19,933 per year in tuition and fees to attend college. With yearly tuition and fees charges running about $31,090 for out-of-state undergrads, The University of Alabama is relatively expensive when compared to other schools in the country.

Undergraduates who attend school in the same state they live in pay around $16,784 in yearly tuition and fees. Undergraduates who hail from Alabama pay an average of $11,620 a year to attend UA, making the school a bargain if you only consider tuition and fees alone.

If you want to know how UA compares to other schools in the nation, in the region, and in the state, see the chart below.

Out-of-State Tuition & FeesExpensiveExpensiveExpensive
In-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveExpensive

Remember to also consider financial aid when trying to decide if you can afford to go to a particular school. For more details on that, see: The University of Alabama Financial Aid.

UA Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

2.60% In-State Tuition Increase
2.09% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$50,865 Est. 4-Year Cost

In-state UA tuition and fees grew with an average annual rate of 2.60% over the past five years. Alabama residents may pay an estimated $12,231 this school year.

If in-state tuition and fees keeps growing at the same pace, the estimated cost for two years at UA would be $24,781, and $50,865 for four years.

For out-of-state students, tuition and fees have increased by about 2.09% in the past five years. This year, out-of-state students will be paying approximately $32,402 if the percentage increases stay the same.

This would result in a total cost of $65,482 for two years and $133,727 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at UA.


Don't Ignore Cost Increases

Take note of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing yearlyl. At a log of colleges students will end up paying more for their final year of school than they did for their first.

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