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By Alabama state law, the University makes available in-state tuition to all Alabama residents and students from Bedford, Franklin, Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore and Wayne counties in Southern Tennessee. All other students are subject to out-of-state tuition rates.

View the 2018-19 Tuition and Fees.

View the 2018-19 Alabama Public 4-Year Institutions Tuition and Fees Comparison

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2019-20 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees per Credit Hour

Traditional Tuition – Undergraduate
Non-Traditional Tuition – Undergraduate
Traditional Tuition – Graduate
Non-Traditional Tuition – Graduate
Technology Fee
Bond Surety Fee

In-State

$206.00
$246.00
$289.00
$289.00
$50.00
$1.00

Out of State

$412.00
$246.00
$500.00
$289.00
$50.00
$1.00

Cost is per credit hour.
Course loads of 19+ hours in Fall/Spring and 15+ hours in Summer must be approved by the Office of the Provost.

Traditional Tuition
The Traditional tuition rate applies to all courses taught on campus.

Non-Traditional Tuition
The Non-Traditional tuition rate applies to all courses taught 100% online or in blended format as well as directed studies, internships, practicums, and work experience, regardless of the residency status of the student.

2019-20 Additional Fees

Application/Transfer Fee$30.00
Late Fee – Applied during late registration and to any unpaid account following tuition payment due date
$35.00
Lab Fee – Applied to courses with a lab fee designated$53.00
Auditing Fee per hour1/2 of applicable tuition rate
Teaching Internship Fee$180.00
edTPA Fee$300.00
Graduation Fee$50.00
Returned Check Fee$35.00
Hour(s)Traditional
Tuition & Fees
Non-Traditional
Tuition & Fees
1$257$297
3$771$891
6$1,584$1,782
9$2,313$2,673
12$3,084$3,564
15$3,855$4,455
18$4,626$5,346
Hour(s)Traditional
Tuition & Fees
Non-Traditional
Tuition & Fees
1$463$297
3$1,389$891
6$2,778$1,782
9$4,167$2,673
12$5,556$3,564
15$6,945$4,455
18$8,334$5,346
Hour(s)Graduate Tuition & Fees
1$340
3$1,020
6$2,040
9$3,060

Technology Fee ($50 per hour) and Bond Surety Fee ($1 per hour) are assessed per credit hour and included in the Tuition & Fees total. Other additional fees may apply as listed in the Additional Fees Block to the left.