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The term Cost of Attendance (COA) refers to an estimate of total expenses that students may incur while attending UAH for the academic year which will include direct institutional costs as well as indirect costs. We use the COA when determining your eligibility for need-based financial aid; however, you may wish to refer to these estimated expenses to assist in your budget planning process. For another estimate of your cost of attendance, refer to the net price calculator. Please note also that you may pay a different amount dependent upon your specific course of study and that all costs are subject to change.

2023-24 Estimated Cost of Attendance

  Alabama Resident
Living On/Off Campus
Alabama Resident
Living with Parents
Living On/Off Campus
Living with Parents
Tuition for 12-18 credit hours per semester for two academic semesters. Learn more
$10,120 $10,120 $23,702 $23,702
Average fees. Fees vary by college and course. Learn more
$1,758 $1,758 $1,758 $1,758
Average cost of on- or off-campus housing. First year students are required to live in on-campus housing unless exempt. Costs vary by residence hall. This figure also includes off-campus housing (such as an apartment or house rental) which is considered an indirect cost. This table assumes that students living with their parents pay no rent. Learn more
$7,690 $0 $7,690 $0
Typical cost of meal plan. Meal plan costs vary. Learn more
$3,850 $3,850 $3,850 $3,850
Total Direct Costs
$23,418 $15,728 $37,000 $29,310
Average cost for books and supplies for one year.
$2,536 $2,536 $2,536 $2,536
Annual average of on- and off-campus transportation costs.
$1,769 $1,769 $2,358 $2,358
Average allowance for miscellaneous personal expenses.
$2,870 $2,870 $2,870 $2,870
Average fees associated with student loans.
$44 $44 $44 $44
Total Indirect Costs
$7,219 $7,219 $7,808 $7,808
Total Annual Cost
$30,637 $22,947 $44,808 $37,118


Worried about paying for college?

UAH's Office of Financial Aid is here to assist you and your family. More than 2/3 of our students receive financial assistance of some kind. Explore the Financial Aid site or contact us to find out how we can help.

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