Total Cost of Attendance
Auburn University, located in Auburn, Alabama, is known for its strong football culture (go Tigers!). Auburn University tuition for 2021-22 is just slightly higher than the national average of $10,740 (for in-state students) at $11,826 per year. However, if you live out of state, that number rises to $31,986 per year, in contrast to $27,560 as the national average.
Generally, financial aid is monetary assistance awarded to students based on personal need and merit. Students that qualify for financial aid can use it to pay for college costs like tuition, books, and living expenses.
The federal government is the largest provider of student financial aid. However, aid can also be given by state governments, colleges and universities, private companies, and nonprofits. The different types include:
- Scholarships: These can be awarded by schools and other organizations based on students’ academic excellence, athletic achievement, community involvement, job experience, field of study, and financial need.
- Grants: Generally based on financial need, these can come from federal, state, private, and non-profit organizations.
- Work-study: This federal program provides qualifying students with part-time employment to earn money for expenses while in school.
- Federal student loans: This is money borrowed directly from the U.S. Department of Education. It comes with fixed interest rates that are typically lower than private loans.
Colleges, universities, and state agencies use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial aid eligibility. The FAFSA can be completed online, but note that state and federal and school deadlines may differ.
You can find other financial aid opportunities on databases such as:
- US Department of Education – Search for grants from colleges and universities by state
- College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS) – A global college scholarship application used by select institutions to award financial aid
Private Student Loans
Private loans are funded by private organizations such as banks, online lenders, credit unions, some schools, and state-based or state-affiliated organizations. While Federal student loans have interest rates that are regulated by Congress, private lenders follow a different set of regulations so their qualifications and interest rates can vary widely.
What’s more, private loans have variable or fixed interest rates that may be higher than federal loan interest rates, which are always fixed. Private lenders may (but don’t always) require you to make payments on your loans while you are still in school, compared to federal student loans which you don’t have to start paying back until after you graduate, leave school, or change your enrollment status to less than half-time.
Private loans don’t have a specific application window and can be applied for on an as-needed basis. However, if you think you may need to take out a private loan, it’s a good idea to submit your FAFSA first to see what federal aid you may qualify for as it generally may have better rates and terms.
If you’ve missed the FAFSA deadline or you’re struggling to pay for school throughout the year, private loans can potentially help you make your payments. Just keep in mind that you will need enough lead time for your loan to process and for your lender to send money to your school.
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Projected 4-Year-Degree Price
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Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
For the 2021-22 school year, Auburn tuition was $11,826 for in-state students and $31,986 for out-of-state students. There is an additional room and board cost of $1,200 for each.
Graduate Tuition and Fees
The cost for an entire graduate program at Auburn was $10,080 in 2021-22 for in-state students and $30,240 for out-of-state students. There was an additional $1,746 fee for each. Many students take outgraduate loans to help with the cost of Auburn University tuition for grad school. Both prices are less than the national average of $54,500.
Cost per Credit Hour
The Auburn University tuition prices we’ve covered so far are for students attending full-time. Another option is to attend part-time, and in that case, you would pay $420 per credit hour if you’re an in-state student, and $1,260 per credit hour if you’re from out of state.
Campus Housing Expenses
*Based on 2 bedroom, 2 bath pricing. Average rate based on available apartments on Auburn’s off-campus housing website in 2022.
Auburn University has 27 residence halls, with 4,800 students living in them. While freshmen aren’t required to live on campus, most of them do.
Auburn has partnered with two luxury apartment communities near the campus, though there are many other apartments and homes available for rent nearby.
This guide can help with off-campus housing options.
Auburn University Acceptance Rate
The Auburn acceptance rate is high. Of all the students who apply, 85% are accepted.
There are a few requirements to apply for admission into Auburn University, along with the application and fee.
- High school transcript and GPA
- Completion of college-preparatory program
- Secondary school rank
- Admission test scores
There are three Early Action deadlines:
- September 15, with a decision given by mid-October.
- October 15, with a decision given by mid-November
- December 1, with a decision given by mid-January
Regular admission has a deadline of February 1, with a decision given by mid-March. You can apply here .
SAT and ACT Scores
Auburn University has a “test-flexible” option through the fall of 2022, meaning applicants aren’t required to submit ACT or SAT scores, though they can. Here are the scores for the 25th and 75th percentiles:
Popular Majors at Auburn
At Auburn, there are more than 140 fields of study to choose from. Here are the top 10 most popular.
1. Business Administration
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 302
2. Biomedical Sciences
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 262
3. Mechanical Engineering
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 252
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 248
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 239
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 206
7. Supply Chain Management
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 205
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 169
9. Computer Science
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 134
10. Computer Engineering
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 123
Find out more about all the majors Auburn offers here .
• 4 years: 51%
• 6 years: 78%
Post-Graduation Median Earnings
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