Alabama decided that 19-years-old is the age of majority instead of the American standard of 18-years-old. As it relates to earning in-state residency for tuition purposes, it means that you can’t begin your one-year domicile period until you are 19. Translation: most student can’t earn residency until their junior year (or sophomore year if you’re willing to take a year off). Individual Alabama Universities vary on their implementation of that 19-year-old clause however, so sometimes there’s a way around it.
Additionally, you should expect a good amount of employment being required as well as part-time or no school depending on the university.
Being that universities in Alabama have their own unique policies and practices, please explore below in-state overviews for particular universities of interest. If your college is not highlighted, then please consider buying a University-Specific Nutshell Report or see all available university-specific in-state overviews.
Alabama Reciprocity Agreements:
Alabama is a member state of the Academic Common Market which is a limited regional reciprocity agreement among select Southern States. Favorable college tuition rates in nearby states are sometimes possible through reciprocity although many restrictions apply.
University-Specific Overviews Below:
Below please find links to in-state overviews for select universities in Alabama. If your college is not highlighted, then please consider buying a University-Specific Nutshell Report or see all available university-specific in-state overviews.
Popular Universities in Alabama:
Other Universities in Alabama:
Alabama State University-Montgomery
Athens State University-Athens
Jacksonville State University-Birmingham
University of Alabama School of Medicine-Birmingham
University of Alabama-Birmingham
University of Alabama-Huntsville
University of Montevallo
University of North Alabama
University of South Alabama
University of South Alabama College of Medicine-Mobile
University of West Alabama Livingston
Every College in Alabama Is Unique
Just as every state has its own in-state regulations, each college in the state has its own interpretations. Learn everything important about how to actually earn in-state tuition at the university in Alabama you’re most interested in.