Cost of Attendance

Southpaw statue on campus.

 

The Cost of Attendance or (COA) is sometimes called the Cost of Education and sometimes a student's "budget." It is composed of standard tuition, fees, books, supplies, personal expenses, transportation, and room and board. COA is the estimated amount that it will cost a student to attend the University of South Alabama during the nine-month academic year using standard costs.

  • Standard Costs:
    Standard costs reflect a modest, adequate living allowance. They include: registration fees, an allowance for books and supplies, and average living expenses. They do not take into consideration all individual circumstances or discretionary expenses.

 

Please Note: College of Medicine COA can be found by visiting the College of Medicine Financial Aid website

 

The following programs may have an increased COA:

2023-2024 COA Components and Totals For In-State and Out-of-State Students
All students are encouraged to use the Net Price Calculator for more detailed information. For the most current tuition and fee rates, visit the Office of Student Accounting website.
In-State COA Component Out-of-State
$11,620 Tuition & Fees $22,730
$4,752 Housing & Meals $4,752
$2,020 Books, Supplies, Course Materials & Equipment $2,020
$2,097 Transportation $2,097
$3,186 Personal Expenses $3,186
$308 Loan Fees $308
$23,983 Total $35,093
In-State COA Component Out-of-State
$11,620 Tuition & Fees $22,730
$10,665 Housing & Meals $10,665
$2,020 Books, Supplies, Course Materials & Equipment $2,020
$2,097 Transportation $2,097
$3,186 Personal Expenses $3,186
$308 Loan Fees $308
$29,896 Total $41,006
In-State COA Component Out-of-State
$11,620 Tuition & Fees $22,730
$11,061 Housing & Meals $11,061
$2,020 Books, Supplies, Course Materials & Equipment $2,020
$2,097 Transportation $2,097
$3,186 Personal Expenses $3,186
$308 Loan Fees $308
$30,292 Total $41,402

 

 

2022-2023 COA Components and Totals For an In-State and Out-of-State Student Living On or Off Campus
In State Description Out of State
$11,474 Tuition and Fees $22,438
$10,010 Room and Board* $10,010
$1,300 Books and Supplies $1,300
$1,872 Transportation $1,872
$2,907 Personal Expenses $2,907
$306 Loan Fees $306
$27,869 Total $38,833

* will be lower for a student living at home.