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.
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. 

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.


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: