All UA Early College students pay the University’s Distance Learner tuition rate. The Distance Learning tuition rate for the 2021-2022 academic year is $385 per credit hour. UA Early College students do not pay any additional out of state fees.

Out-of-State Scholarship

A high school student must have a 3.0 to be admitted to UA Early College. Students that attend high school out side the state of Alabama are eligible for a 25% tuition scholarship if they have a 3.5 (or higher) high school GPA. This means that out-of-state UA Early College students tuition is reduced to $288.75 per credit hour with a 3.5 (or higher) high school GPA.

Let’s do the math

Example of Tuition Costs for the UAEC 200 Course

Tuition with 25% scholarship

Description Cost/Credit
UAEC 200: College Readiness Course (2 credit hours): $385 + $385 $770.00
Minus the 25% Partial Tuition Scholarship -$192.50
Leaves a net cost for the UAEC 200 course of $577.50
Tuition without 25% scholarship
Description Cost/Credit
UAEC 200: College Readiness Course (2 credit hours): $385 + $385 $770.00
Without the 25% Partial Tuition Scholarship $0.00
Leaves a net cost for the UAEC 200 course of $770.00

Example of Tuition Costs for 3 credit hour UA Academic Course

Tuition with 25% scholarship

Description Cost/Credit
Standard UA Academic Course (3 credit hours): $385 + $385 + $385 $1,155.00
Minus the 25% Partial Tuition Scholarship -$288.75
Leaves a net cost for the UA 3 credit hour course of $866.25
Tuition without 25% scholarship
Description Cost/Credit
Standard UA Academic Course (3 credit hours): $385 + $385 + $385 $1,155.00
Without the 25% Partial Tuition Scholarship -$0.00
Leaves a net cost for the UA 3 credit hour course of $1,155.00

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: earlycollege@ua.edu or call (205) 348-7083