University of South Alabama

University of South Alabama is a public school located in Mobile, AL

Average Annual Tuition at University of South Alabama

The latest data we have for University of South Alabama's annual average net costs are from 2018. These costs and and the average Alabama schools include tuition, fees, living expenses, books, and fees minus the average grants and scholarships for federal financial aid recipients.

In-state Tuition Out-of-state Tuition Median Debt Avgerate Net Cost
University of South Alabama $8,396 $16,292 $25,000 $14,871
AL Average $9,543 $19,783 $25,008 $16,621

As you can see, annual costs at University of South Alabama have risen over the last few years, and are projected to continue to skyrocket based on our analysis.

Actual Costs      Projected Costs

Colleges and universities across the United States experienced cost (tuition + living) increases of 2.5% in 2019. This most recent inflation figure was down slightly from the 2.9 percent in 2018 and 3.4 percent in 2017, but still underscores the rising costs of sending your children to higher education.

These rising costs are hitting closer to home in Alabama as well. Alabama's' higher education costs rose by 72.9% in just the last 10 years, ranking as the 5th highest state.

University of South Alabama Financial Assistance

55% of students enrolled at University of South Alabama receive some form of Federal loan assistance. You can view University of South Alabama's student aid calculator here.

Use a 529 Plan to Offset Rising Education Costs

One of the most sound investments you can make to help pay for your child's higher education is by using a 529 plan. These funds grow in a tax-free environment, and generally have a 3-5% rate of return. The only catch is that all funds need to be used for higher education, and if not... there are monetary penalties imposed when withdrawn for other uses.

Alabama offers two 529 plans, the CollegeCounts 529 Fund and the CollegeCounts 529 Fund Advisor Plan. Each Alabama 529 plan is managed by Union Bank & Trust Company, which replaced prior manager Van Kampen during 2010. Both programs feature a menu of investment options utilizing funds from well-known fund companies. Alabama’s prepaid program (PACT) was closed to new enrollments in 2010.

State Plan Name:CollegeCounts 529 Plan
Minimum Contribution:$0
Maximum Contribution:$400,000 in combined account balances for a single beneficiary; balances continue to accrue earnings once you hit that threshold.
Fees:0.25% asset management fee

Alabama School Statistics


We've analyzed all other higher education schools in AL, and wrapped it up nicely into a report for you. View our AL analysis report.

There are 13 other accredited public schools located in the state of Alabama. You can view all AL schools here.