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Undergraduate
(in-state)
$15,104
($7,051)
Graduate
(in-state)
$16,559
($9,711)
Books & Supplies $1,411
On-Campus Living Costs $12,345
Off-Campus Living Costs $12,596

Average Costs of Attendance at Alabama Colleges

For academic year 2020-2021, the average costs of attendance (COA) is $28,860 when a student lives on campus and $29,111 when living off campus (based on out-of-state rates). The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $7,051 for Alabama residents and $15,104 for others. The average graduate school tuition & fees is $9,711 for Alabama residents and $16,559 for out of state students. The living costs besides the tuition & fees are reported as $12,345 when a student lives on campus and $12,596 when living off campus in average.
2020-2021 Average Cost of Attendance
Alabama Colleges
Living On CampusLiving Off Campus
Total$20,807 (In-State)
$28,860 (Out-of-State)
$21,058 (In-State)
$29,111 (Out-of-State)
Tuition & Fees$7,051 (In-State)
$15,104 (Out-of-State)
$7,051 (In-State)
$15,104 (Out-of-State)
Books & Supplies$1,411$1,411
Living Costs$12,345$12,596
[Chart] Average Costs of Attendance - Alabama Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2020-2021, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of Alabama colleges and universities is $7,051 for in-state students and $15,104 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are increased by 1.85% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
Alabama Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
In-State$6,396$6,761 $6,937$7,051
Out-Of-State$14,167$14,517 $14,830$15,104
[Chart] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees - Alabama Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2020-2021, the average graduate tuition & fees of Alabama colleges and universities is $9,711 for in-state students and $16,559 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition rates are increased by 5.25% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees
Alabama Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
In-State$9,118$9,534 $9,505$9,711
Out-Of-State$14,976$15,416 $15,733$16,559
[Chart] Graduate Tuition & Fees - Alabama Colleges

Books & Supplies Costs

For academic year 2020-2021, the average books & supplies costs of Alabama colleges and universities is $1,411. The books & supplies costs are decreased by -2.23% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Books & Supplies Costs
Alabama Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
Books & Supplies$1,382$1,440 $1,443$1,411
[Chart] Books & Supplies Costs - Alabama Colleges

Average Living Costs

For academic year 2020-2021, the average living costs of Alabama colleges and universities is $12,345 when a student lives on campus and $12,596 when living off campus. It includes the costs of room, board, and other expenses. The on-campus living costs are increased by 1.90% compared to the previous year. The off-campus living costs are increased by 4.17% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Living Costs
Alabama Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
On-Campus$11,410$11,735 $12,115$12,345
Off-Campus$11,578$11,738 $12,092$12,596
[Chart] Living Costs - Alabama Colleges