Free College Ready CourseThe University of Alabama and UA Early College recognize the sacrifices made by military service men and women, and by their families. To honor the service these families provide, the dependents of all active duty military members are recognized as “in-state students” regardless of their current location or high school location.

Active Duty Military Dependents Tuition and Scholarship

All UA Early College students pay the University’s Distance Learner tuition rate. The Distance Learning tuition rate for the 2022-2023 academic year is $385 per credit hour. Dependents of active duty military members are eligible for a 50% tuition scholarship, if they meet the 3.0 high school GPA admission requirement. This means that the tuition for these students will be reduced to $192.50 per credit hour.

*Plus, you’ll have access to the full range of UA resources and the Office for Veteran and Military Affairs.

Applicants to UA Early College must meet the minimum admission requirement of a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average since the 9th grade.

Let’s do the Math

Example of Tuition Costs for 3 credit hour UA Academic Course

Description Cost/Credit
Standard UA Academic Course (3 credit hours): $385 + $385 + $385 $1,155.00
Minus the 50% Partial Tuition Scholarship -$577.50
Leaves a net cost for the UA 3 credit hour course of $577.50

Costs may not represent final determination of account balance.
Rates are subject to change without prior notice. Tuition is approved by The University of Alabama Board of Trustees.

To maintain the automatic UA Early College scholarship, UA Early College students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in their UA classes.

Dependents of National Alumni Association Members are also eligible for a $25 University Supply Store book Scholarship (when enrolled in class).

Questions? Email: or call 205-348-7083