University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$17,068
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$14,550
$30k - $48k
$15,379
$48k - $75k
$17,892
$75k - $110k
$19,978
$110k+
$20,110
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,710
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$25,500
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,230
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
55%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
36%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,375
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,660
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,879
Students receiving state aid
2%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,873
Students receiving federal aid
38%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,660
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$22,822,146
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$42,128,216

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
55%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,004
Students receiving federal loans
54%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,666
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,722
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,000
Loan Default Rate
6%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$234

What Students Are Saying

3.93 Average Rating
All of the professors are well qualified to be teaching their subjects. You will learn what you are supposed to know for your major by the time you finish.

The different facilities available to students are well kept and offer a wide variety. The Recreation Center is very nice and offers classes such as ballet, hip hop, aerobics and more to students for free.
Mae Lin from Birmingham, AL
As with any university, the price can be expensive, especially since the economy becuase of the current economy status. Nevertheless, I would say that you get your money's worth from this university. There are several resources available that can provide you with financial aid support.
Simone from Butler, AL
College can be expensive, no matter where you go. UAB is definitely worth your time and money though. UAB offers tons of scholarships and financial aid to help keep the costs down! So, you are sure to be able to afford it.
Amber from Birmingham, AL
As with any college it is expensive, but I do feel like I am getting the good education I am paying for.
Retta from Pleasant Grove, AL
The money you pay to go to school at UAB is money well spent because the campus is beautiful and it looks exactly like the pictures in the brochures. There are activities for the students to participate in all the time and facilities that we can use are amazing, clean, and up-to-date.
Allyse
Attending UAB and living on campus is not cheap but the education I am getting is going to be worth it. I have great parents who are paying for my education although I need to get a part time job soon to help out. UAB is well known and respected and is a great school (it is ranked among the top 15 percent of U.S. colleges and universities by The Princeton Review) so I believe I am getting an above average ‘bang for my (parents) buck’.
Lindsey from Alabama
For those with a strong academic and testing record, receiving scholarships should not be a problem at all. The scholarship department is dedicated to helping you find a means of financing/paying your tuition, housing, and other fees. Students who have been accepted into UHP can also apply for the Honors Program's own scholarship. Housing scholarships are also available. Honors students get honors housing without having to pay higher housing fees, which are required for honors housing at many other colleges and universities. Any student who has earned college credit through high school courses will be pleasantly surprised by the quantity and quality of education they receive for the price of tuition.
Joann from Montgomery, AL
Out of state applicants will need to review this category closely
Moe
It gets very expensive so you have to make your time count and spend wisely.
Danielle from Grove Hill, AL
At UAB you get world class education for a fraction of the price of other major research institutions. Especially if you are an in-state student, its a great investment in education. The dorms are moderately priced, although the meal plans are a bit on the expensive side and there is a dining fee in the form of dining dollars.
Candace from Washington, DC

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