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Tuition to Remain Level for UA Students

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Tuition for both in- and out-of-state students at The University of Alabama will remain the same for the upcoming academic year.

The University’s board of trustees approved freezing tuition for undergraduate and graduate programs for the 2020-2021 academic year.

It is the fourth consecutive academic year undergraduate tuition will remain steady for residents of Alabama. In-state students who were freshman in fall 2017 and plan to graduate next spring will have paid the same tuition rate every semester of their undergraduate education.

“There’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now, and we want to reassure our students that we remain steadfast in providing a quality educational experience.” said Stuart R. Bell, president of The University of Alabama. “With the support of our board of trustees and Chancellor Finis St. John, we continue to keep costs down while still providing transformational educational experiences.”

With the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, UA has responded innovatively and swiftly with operational cost reductions while focusing on preparations for the planned, safe return of students, faculty and staff. These cost reductions were key in maintaining level tuition as was the positive impact of the increased state funding through the Education Trust Fund Budget.

UA is educating and graduating more students than any college in the state. More than 9,500 UA degrees were awarded over the past year, adding significantly to the state’s workforce. The University of Alabama System educates more Alabamians than any university system worldwide.


Deidre Stalnaker, Director of Communications,