Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Thinking about coming to Birmingham-Southern?  Wondering what this means for you?

We want to allow students to experience this quality, life-changing education. For the 2024-25 academic year, our total price is $39,500 before aid is applied. 

At most private colleges, you start out with an elevated sticker price — often more than $65,000! — and then start amassing scholarship dollars to bring it within range. At many state institutions, you start out with a low per-credit-hour price and then the costs climb as you add program fees, extras like Greek life, and additional semesters it may take to complete your degree.

At Birmingham-Southern, we embrace transparency so you and your family will have a clearer view of the value of a 365英国上市官网 education from the very beginning. We’re still awarding scholarships to honor your academic achievements. And when you file a FAFSA, you’ll be considered for need-based aid as well.

Your college education is the most important investment you can make in your future. Our goal is to make the Birmingham-Southern experience as affordable as possible. 

Why is this so important to us? Because we know what you'll learn here is priceless, and the value you'll get from a Birmingham-Southern education will pay off in the long run. That's why 365英国上市官网 has been listed a "Best Buy" by the Fiske Guide to Colleges and is ranked among the top 100 "Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance.


    Cost of Attendance

    The annual cost to attend Birmingham-Southern College includes tuition, fees, housing, dining, and books. Your total cost may vary depending on your housing selection and meal plan. 

    Direct Costs 2024-25
    Tuition $23,500
    Mandatory Fees  $1,250
    Room  $8,550
    Meals  $6,200
    Total    $39,500
    Indirect Costs  
    Transportation $1,722
    Supplies and Miscellaneous $2,603
    Total    $4,325
    Total Cost of Attendance $43,825

    Tuition Payment Plan

    To make it easier to manage your education expenses, 365英国上市官网 offers an interest-free monthly payment option. You can learn more through our Student Accounts office.

    Net Price Calculator
    This online tool will help you estimate the amount of aid you may be eligible for and the amount you may be expected to pay.


    Net Price Calculator

    The Net Price Calculator will help you estimate the amount of aid you may be eligible for and the amount you may be expected to pay. Completing the calculator should take no more than 20 minutes of your time. Before you begin, you will want to have recent tax forms or pay stubs. You will need to answer some basic questions about your parents' financial situation to learn your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

    It is important to remember that the results from the Net Price Calculator are only as reliable as the data you provide, and it is designed to give you an estimate of your net price and aid eligibility. 

    This calculator is designed for students who are U.S. citizens and report data in U.S. dollars.  Non-U.S. citizens should refer to the international admission site.


    Financial Aid Staff

    We know that planning for paying for college can be intimidating, and we're here to answer all your questions, whether about finding scholarships, using your 529 plan, or setting up a payment plan. Please don't hesitate to contact us! If you have questions on paying your bills or setting up a payment plan, we may also connect you with our   Student Accounts Office.

    Traci Veyl, Director of Financial Aid

    Dra Stephens, Financial Aid Advisor

    The staff lives by the Statement of Ethical Principles developed by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Association (NASFAA). Our goal is to help students achieve their educational potential by providing appropriate financial resources.


    Principles of Excellence

    Birmingham-Southern is proud to be a participating institution in the Principles of Excellence as provided by Executive Order 13607 to ensure that student Veterans, Servicemembers, and family members have information, support, and protections while using Federal Education Benefits.

    More than 6,000 educational institutions have agreed to the "Principles of Excellence," which offer guidelines that promote transparency and student success by:

    • Providing students with a personalized information covering the total cost of their education program. Prior to enrollment, prospective students may contact the Office of Financial Planning to receive information concerning the cost of the educational program including tuition and fees, the amount of that cost that will be covered by Federal education benefits, the type and amount of financial aid they may qualify for, and other information as mandated by the Principles of Excellence to facilitate comparison of aid packages.
    • Providing educational plans for all military and Veteran education beneficiaries. The Office of Financial Planning is committed to informing students of the availability of Federal financial aid and alerting students of their potential eligibility before arranging private student loans or alternative financing programs.
    • Accommodating Service members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
    • Designating a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice. Birmingham-Southern College is committed to providing all students with sound advisement throughout their student career. Along with a personal Academic Advisor selected from the 365英国上市官网 Faculty, the Degree Audit Specialist in the Office of Academic Records provides personalized feedback and guidance to students for completing their academic goals.

    In addition, the institution affirms its commitment to delivering an exceptional educational experience by:

    • Refraining from fraudulent and aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
    • Ensuring accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
    • Aligning institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.

    For more information on the Principles of Excellence, please visit


    Code of Conduct for Educational Loans

    The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 requires institutions of higher education to develop and enforce a code of conduct that prohibits conflicts of interest for financial aid personnel. In compliance with this requirement, the Birmingham-Southern College has created the following code of conduct based on the HEOA of 2008.

    Other 365英国上市官网 employees, officers, and agents with responsibilities in respect to education loans also have to comply with this policy.

    Code of Conduct

    Conflict of Interest: No employee shall have a conflict of interest with respect to any education loan or other student financial aid for which the employee has responsibility.

    Ban on Revenue-Sharing Arrangements: 365英国上市官网 shall not enter into any revenue-sharing arrangement with any lender or other vendor working with any of it's financial aid offices. 365英国上市官网 shall not accept any fee or other material benefit in exchange for recommending a lender to its students.

    Gift Ban: No 365英国上市官网 officer or employee with financial aid responsibilities shall solicit or accept a gift (e.g., a gift of services, transportation, lodging, or meals, provided purchase of a ticket, payment in advance, or reimbursement) having a monetary value of more than a de minimus amount from a lender, guarantor, or servicer of education loans.

    Contracting Arrangements Prohibited: No 365英国上市官网 officer or employee with financial aid responsibilities shall accept from any lender or lender affiliate any payment or other financial benefit as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or other contract to provide services to a lender.

    Interaction with Borrowers: 365英国上市官网 shall not automatically assign a particular lender to any borrower, and shall not refuse to certify or delay certification of any loan based on the lender or guarantee agency selected.

    Prohibition on Offers of Funds for Private Loans: 365英国上市官网 shall not request or accept from any lender an offer of funds to be used for private education loans in exchange for 365英国上市官网 providing the lender with a specified number or volume of federal loans made or in exchange for placement on a preferred lender list.

    Co-branding: 365英国上市官网 prohibits any private educational lender from using the College's name, emblem and logo as well as any words, pictures, or symbols associated with 365英国上市官网 to imply endorsement of private education loans by that lender.

    Ban on Staffing Assistance: 365英国上市官网 shall not request or accept from any lender any assistance with call center staffing or financial aid office staffing. Lenders, however, may provide professional development training to financial aid administrators, educational advising materials to borrowers, or assistance in state or federally-declared natural disasters.

    Advisory Board Assistance: All employees with financial aid responsibilities shall be prohibited from receiving anything of value from a lender or guarantor in return for service on its advisory board. Reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred in connection with such service, however, is permitted.


    Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations


    A conviction for any offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs, during a period of enrollment when receiving federal aid, will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan, or work study assistance. A conviction that was reversed, set aside, or removed does not count, nor does one received as a juvenile, unless tried as an adult.

    The chart below illustrates the period of ineligibility for FSA funds, depending on whether the conviction was for sale or possession and whether the student had previous offenses. (A conviction for sale of drugs includes convictions for conspiring to sell drugs.)


    Possession of
    Illegal Drugs

    Sale of Illegal Drugs

    1st offense

    1 year from date of conviction

    2 years from date of conviction

    2nd offense

    2 years from date of conviction

    Indefinite period

    3+ offenses

    Indefinite period of ineligibility

    Indefinite period of ineligibility

    To regain eligibility, a person must successfully complete a drug rehabilitation program recognized by a federal, state or local government agency and the program must include at least two unannounced drug tests OR if the conviction was reversed, set aside or removed from the student’s record. If a student is denied eligibility for an indefinite period, the student can regain eligibility after completing a drug rehabilitation program as described previously or if the conviction is reversed, set aside, or removed from the student’s record so that fewer than two convictions for sale or three convictions for possession remain on the record. In such cases, the nature and dates of the remaining convictions will determine when the student regains eligibility

    Student Responsibilities if Convicted During Period of Enrollment

    According to the US Department of Education, if a student is convicted of a drug offense after receiving Federal aid, they must notify the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid immediately.

    That student will

    • Be immediately ineligible for further aid and will be required to pay back all aid received after the loss of eligibility.

    • Be required to self‐certify their eligibility for Federal aid with regard to drug convictions on the FAFSA.

    If a student has been convicted of a drug offense while applying to receive Title IV Federal financial aid, they are required to report the conviction on item number 23 of the FAFSA. For on this requirement call a Federal representative at 1‐800‐433‐3243.


    Person Proxy Instructions

Contact Information:

Office of Financial Aid
900 Arkadelphia Road
Box 549016
Birmingham, AL 35254
Phone: 205-226-4688
Fax: 205-226-3082
Email: [email protected]