Undergraduate Estimated Semester Budget

ESTIMATED BUDGET FOR Fall 2015 or Spring 2016


  Alabama Resident Non-Resident
Tuition1 $5,085.00 $12,975.00
College/Course Fees2 400.00 400.00
Dining Dollars Account3 325.00 325.00
Meal Plan4 1,715.00 1,715.00
Residential Hall Room5 4,400.00 4,400.00
Parking Decal6 340.00 340.00
Books and Supplies 600.00 600.00
Totals7 $12,865.00 $20,755.00


Note: While actual expenses can vary widely from student to student the above semester budget is a reasonable estimate for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 semesters.

Note: In recognition of the value of the living-learning experience associated with on-campus living and dining, the University of Alabama will require first-year freshman students to participate in the Freshman Residency Program, including the Freshman Dining Program.

1 Rates are for full-time undergraduate campus students. Full-time enrollment for undergraduate students is 12-16 hours per regular semester. Hours above 16 incur additional charges. Includes all undergraduate students except those admitted to the Gadsden Campus or to a Distance Degree Program. More information can be obtained at http://cost.ua.edu.

2 College/Course Fees will vary depending on the student’s actual course enrollment. This amount should be used as a per semester average. Further details can be obtained at http://cost.ua.edu.

3 All undergraduate campus students are billed $325 per semester, along with other registration charges, to establish a Dining Dollars account, which is set up automatically on each student’s Action Card. Dining Dollars can be used to purchase meals and snacks from all Bama Dining locations, select campus vending machines, and select off–campus facilities. Complete information is available from Action Card, Box 870355, Tuscaloosa, Al 35487-0355; (205) 348-2288. Visit Action Card online at http://actcard.ua.edu.

4 The cost listed reflects an All Access meal plan. Bama Dining offers several plans. For more information, contact Bama Dining, Box 870389, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0389; (205) 348-6816. Visit Bama Dining online at http://www.bamadining.ua.edu.

5 The housing rate above is the per person rate for a 4 bedroom unit and includes: rent, utilities, base cable television, high speed internet and local phone services. More detailed information is available from Housing and Residential Communities, Box 870399, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0399; (205) 348-6676. Visit Housing and Residential Communities online at http://housing.ua.edu for information regarding special living options.

6 If you will have an automobile/motorcycle on campus, you will need to purchase a parking decal. For more information, contact Transportation Services, Box 870179, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0179; (205) 348-5471. Visit Transportation Services online at http://bamaparking.ua.edu.

7 In addition to the costs listed above, personal expenses, which will vary from student to student, should be considered. Student Financial Aid makes financial aid awards based on an estimated undergraduate dependent student budget (including personal expenses) of $14,646 per semester for Alabama residents and $24,643 for out-of-state residents.


Deferred Payment Plan: One-half of current semester’s charges for tuition, college/course fees, residence hall, Dining Dollars, meal plan and parking decal may be deferred until mid-semester for a $30 deferment fee. This option will be offered on the web when the student or designee accesses his/her account to confirm the schedule.




Link to Cost of Attendance Page

Link to Admissions


For information, you should call (205) 348-5350 or write The University of Alabama, Office of Student Receivables, Box 870120, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0120; or e-mail receivables@fa.ua.edu. The Office of Student Receivables is located in room 105 Student Services Center.