Selecting a college or university is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. We know you may have many questions about Alabama State University, the admissions process and life on our campus.

For your convenience, we’ve developed a list of some of students’ most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Alabama State University. If you don’t find what you’re looking for in our FAQs, you can always contact our Admissions staff by phone at (334) 229-4291 or send us an email.

What is the cost of attending ASU?
The estimated cost of attendance for Alabama residents for the academic year is $17,118, which includes tuition/fees, room and board. The estimated cost of attendance for non-Alabama residents for the year is $25,446. Learn more.

Do you offer tours?
Tours of our campus are offered throughout the week. Schedule a tour here.

How do I apply to live on campus?
If you wish to live on campus, you must be granted admissions to the University, submit a housing application and submit a $250.00 application fee (non-refundable) by the following deadlines: Summer Session-January 31; Fall Semester- May 31; Spring Semester-September 30. Learn more.

How can I apply for financial aid?
The first and most important step in applying for financial aid is filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. At ASU, the FAFSA is the only application required for Federal and State Aid for Fall and Spring semesters. ASU’s FAFSA school code is 001005. Learn more.

Are freshmen allowed to have cars on campus?
Yes, freshmen who reside on campus are allowed to have cars.

Are freshmen required to live on campus?
No, freshmen are not required to live on campus.

What is the average class size?
At ASU, we’re proud of our student-teacher ratio, which is 18-1. Our small class sizes ensure that you’ll receive the personal attention you need to succeed academically and reach your highest potential.

Is ASU an accredited institution?
Alabama State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). Learn more.

How can I find information about ASU history?
At Alabama State University, we’re proud of our rich history. We were founded in Marion, Ala., in 1867, by a group of nine former slaves now known as the Marion Nine. We’ve transcended our roots as a historically black university and welcome students of all races. Learn more.

What if I need medical attention while I’m at ASU?
ASU’s on-campus Health Services Center provides sick and well care for our students. All enrolled ASU students are automatically covered under a group sickness and accident insurance policy and are eligible to receive treatment in the Health Services Center. Learn more.

Does ASU make accommodations for people with disabilities?
Students with documented disabilities are entitled to receive reasonable accommodations that enable them to participate in and benefit from all educational programs and activities at Alabama State University as mandated by Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Alabama State University offers a variety of support services for students with disabilities. Learn more.

How do I get involved in ASU’s marching band?
Contact the band director Dr. James Oliver at 334-229-4349.

How do I get involved in fraternities and sororities?
To get involved in fraternities or sororities, you must be have accumulated at least 24 semester hours and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Who can I talk to if I am having a hard time adjusting to college?
Our University Counseling Center assists students with any issues relating to adjustment to college life, including educational, social, emotional, and personal concerns. Learn more.