Admissions

Tuition

University tuition is determined by the Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama in June and is subject to change each year.

The cost of a legal education at The University of Alabama School of Law is quite low compared with that at private law schools; it also compares favorably with the tuition at other state-supported schools.

Similarly, the Alabama MBA program is consistently ranked in the top in the nation for return on investment, due to both affordable tuition and solid starting salaries upon graduation.

 

JD per year

MBA per year

Resident

$20,770

$9,450

Non-resident

$34,840

$23,950


Financial Aid

The University of Alabama participates in the Federal Direct Lending Program for federally guaranteed student loans. This means that students borrow directly from the government as opposed to using a private lender. The terms and conditions of the loan are similar to those offered by private lenders, including the deferral of interest while in school for subsidized loans. Entering law students and current law students interested in Financial Aid should visit www.financialaid.ua.edu. Specific questions can be sent to Ms. Chrishan Emonina at financialaid@ua.edu (205-348-2973).

Scholarships

  • Law School Scholarships
    • First Year Scholarships:  Law School applicants are considered automatically for first-year scholarships, which are awarded based on criteria established by the donors and the Scholarship Committee. Criteria include undergraduate grade point average and LSAT performance and may also include other relevant factors, such as economic background.
    • Second- and third-year Scholarships: Second- and third-year merit scholarships may be available as well, depending on available funding. These scholarships usually are based on academic performance.
    • Public Interest Scholarships: The Law School awards Public Interest Scholarships to incoming students who have excelled academically and have shown a devotion to public interest. Up to two of these Public Interest Scholarships may be awarded to admitted students who are Teach for America Corps Members or Alumni.
  • Manderson School of Business Scholarships
    • Graduate Council Fellowships: Based upon departmental nomination, the Graduate School annually awards nonrenewable Graduate Council Fellowships, which include full tuition scholarships and stipends of approximately $15,000 per academic year. Recipients for the coming academic year are selected at three times: the first week in February, the first week in March, and the first week in April. As a rule, only students who have completed no more than 60 semester hours of graduate credit are eligible, and preference is given to students just beginning their graduate programs. No service to the University is required, but recipients must carry a 12-hour load of graduate courses each semester.
    • MBA Scholarships: A number of scholarships are available to MBA students each year with the amounts usually ranging from $2,000 – $10,000 for an academic year. Scholarships are awarded after students are accepted into the program.
    • National Alumni Association (NAA) Graduate Scholarship Program: To be eligible for the NAA program, applicants must hold unconditional admission to the Graduate School. Their entrance examination scores should be well above the national norm, and their collegiate grade point averages should indicate a high probability of success in graduate school. Preference is given to entering graduate students. Nominations for National Alumni Association Graduate School Scholarships are made by the dean of each academic division, at the request of the Graduate School. The NAA award is $1,000 and nonrenewable.
    • National Alumni Association (NAA) Graduate Fellowship Program: The funding source of this fellowship is the National Alumni Association’s Collegiate License Tag Endowed Graduate Education Fund. This fellowship includes a $14,000 stipend plus full in-state tuition scholarships for one academic year. No service to the University is required. The nominations are based on the students’ academic and professional records and their potential to make an outstanding contribution during their careers to the lives of the people of the state of Alabama. The academic departments make nominations of Alabama residents in early April each year for these fellowships.
    • Alumni Heritage Graduate Scholarship: Effective January 2001, the Heritage scholarship was established to reward the children and grandchildren of University of Alabama alumni for choosing the University for their higher education. The scholarship is a 1-year, nonrenewable award for 10% of in-state tuition. In order to qualify, students must be enrolled full-time (9 hours of graduate classes) and have a parent or grandparent who both 1) holds a degree (undergraduate, graduate, or law) from the University and 2) has been an active member of the Alumni Association for 3 of the past 5 years. For more information, contact Kathleen Nodine at the Graduate School, P.O. Box 870118, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487-0118; telephone (205) 348-5921.

All Manderson School of Business admission candidates are automatically considered for all available awards, with award decisions being based on the competitiveness of each admission application. No additional forms or applications are required in order to be considered for merit-based awards. Students whose applications are received by the early admission application deadline of January 5th or no later than the February 15th priority admission deadline have the greatest chance of receiving financial assistance through the Manderson MBA program.