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Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,216
Out-of-state: $46,686
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,780
Out-of-state: $30,250
Room and Board
$10,836
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$4,600
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@ua.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001051
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
5,293 (67.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,754 (73.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,567 (95.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,078 (29.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$17,014
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,934 (80.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,973
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,318 (66.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,622
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,436 (65.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,909 (27.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,240

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
16,792 (55.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
13,136 (78.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
12,786 (97.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,715 (21.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$15,346
Need-Based Gift
Received by 9,845 (75.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,718
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,578 (76.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,507
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 7,046 (52.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
7,935 (25.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,706

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
47%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,005
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
16,000
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
250
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Junior Miss
Number of Awards
3,500
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Union Members/Company Employees, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants
Number of Awards
750
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,891

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