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University of Alabama at Birmingham Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,922 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,040 tuition
$11,682 on campus room & board*
$1,200 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$31,250 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,368 tuition
$11,682 on campus room & board*
$1,200 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

*Meal Plan - $450 - $3894 additional a year depending on type and cost of meal plan.

Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,976 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
91% of students receive aid
38% get federal aid ($5,144 avg)
0% get state aid ($4,327 avg)
72% get institn'l aid ($6,976 avg)
54% get loans ($7,103 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.66% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.85% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $8,462 83%
Federal Grant Aid $5,144 38%
Pell Grants $4,655 38%
Other Federal Grants $1,419 13%
Institution Grant Aid $6,976 72%
State Grant Aid $4,327 0%
Student Loans $7,103 54%
Federal Loans $6,036 54%
Other Loans $9,855 6%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$7,500 Y N N N
$7,500 Y N N N
$15,000 Y N N N
$12,000 Y N N N
$10,000 Y N N N
$10,000 Y N N N
$5,500 Y N N N
$5,500 Y N N N
$7,500 Y N N N
award details Y N N N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: within 4 week(s) of notification
Does University of Alabama at Birmingham offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
Hill University Center, Room 260
Birmingham, AL 35294-1150
(800) 421-8743
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $316
Out of State $746


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Benjamin from Bessemer, AL
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    I am able to pay my watt and am still getting a very good education. Uab will help you as much as they can, but ultimately it is up to the students.

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  • 4
  • Rebecca - Dothan, AL
  • Dec-12-2015 I am a current student here

    UAB was a bit more money than I thought it would be, but I've been given better opportunities than I would have hoped for anywhere else. I'm in an honors program that gives me opportunities for leadership and classes that are more focused on what I want to do. I just got into a research lab which is a cool thing to say as a freshman. Also, I've learned a lot and grown a lot in just a few months. The money is well worth it, in my opinion.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    UAB is not cheap, like every other accredited university, but I feel like I am getting a good education for the money I am paying that will ultimately benefit me in the end.

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  • 3
  • Jen from GA
  • Aug-05-2014 I am a current student here

    If you're an out of state student, even if you're on the highest scholarship UAB has to offer, please do your research. Remember that even though your scholarship may cover tuition, you will still have to pay for housing, meals, and more your Freshman year.

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