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University of Alabama Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Tuscaloosa, AL

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 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
4,758 (71.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,297 (69.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,121 (94.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
744 (23.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$15,518
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,547 (81.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,016
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,067 (66.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,489
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,085 (66.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,783 (26.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,183

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
16,585 (56.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
12,792 (77.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
12,434 (97.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,527 (20.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$15,217
Need-Based Gift
Received by 9,558 (76.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,730
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,300 (74.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,294
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 6,940 (55.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
8,187 (27.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,843

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
47%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$34,975
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
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, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
16,000
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, 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, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
3,500
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
750
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,863

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