University Of South Alabama

Mobile, AL

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Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $1,374
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
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University Of South Alabama

Welcome Jaguars!

The University of South Alabama proudly welcomes you to the Jag Nation. We appreciate your service to our country. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.  

Allow us to alleviate the stress of transitioning to South by following our transition guide. New students should connect with  the Office of Veteran Affairs at the time of application to the University for assistance in using their GI Bill.

Educational benefits must be requested in writing each semester by completing a Request for Certification. Students receiving veteran's benefits are responsible for the payment of all tuition and fees at the time of registration. The G.I. Bill may not meet the total cost of attendance. For a net price calculator, please go to http://usadev.southalabama.edu/npc. Students may also apply for Financial Aid to cover any unmet need. Post 9/11 students may be an exception. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all requests for VA and Federal Tuition Assistance are submitted two weeks prior to the start of each term. Please don’t delay your request. A delayed request may delay your funds, be sure to reach out to us with any questions you may have at vets@southalabama.edu. 

If you need assistance with educational costs, a  payment plan is offered through the University of South Alabama Office of Student Accounting.  For more information about this plan visit https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/financialaffairs/studentaccounting/.

Information regarding VA benefits, including eligibility, payment information, remaining entitlement, or the address of the nearest regional office is available through the VA at 1-888-GIBILL1 (1-888-442-4551) or online at http://www.gibill.va.gov.

Find Your Direction

At the University of South Alabama, we’ll help you find the right place and pursuits for you, with opportunities that build on your interests and people who support and challenge you along the way. South welcomes the blue-sky thinkers, bold risk takers and big play makers who want to start things today they’ll be proud of tomorrow. Our South is what we create for ourselves, build for each other and strive to make better. We discover our passions and push others to pursue theirs. We generate ideas that propel our region and our world forward. We find solutions to the problems that matter most. And together, we leave a lasting impact on the world around us. 

We Are South

We’re the University of South Alabama. South, for short. Home to more than 14,000 students and more than 100 academic programs, South is a dynamic community of leaders and learners who support and challenge one another to be actively engaged citizens who advance the Gulf Coast region and the world. Founded in 1963, South’s vision is to foster an environment that couples engaging learning experiences with high-level research, enabling our faculty and students to be leaders in their disciplines.

The unique and beautiful Gulf Coast region is a catalyst for discovery and innovation, and South’s 1,200-acre campus has been transformed over the past decade with new facilities and resources for teaching, housing and recreation, health sciences, the arts, engineering, computer science and athletics.

Jaguar athletes compete in 17 NCAA Division I sports, including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

The coastal region is healthier because of the USA Health system. Through its five components — Children’s & Women’s Hospital, University Hospital, Mitchell Cancer Institute, USA Health Physicians Group and the College of Medicine — and supported by the College of Nursing and the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions — USA Health provides care to hundreds of thousands of people, and is a training ground for future physicians and healthcare professionals.

The University has implemented a strategic plan that is organized around five major priorities: Student Access and Success, Enhancement of Research and Graduate Education, Global Engagement, Excellence in Health Care, and University-Community Engagement. These priorities are the guiding influence in developing a strong, consistent vision for the future of the University.

USA is a place where students discover and strengthen their career passions, and form connections that result in lifelong relationships. At South, we look at the world and see things that we have the power to change, affect and shape — together. So that’s exactly what we do, every single day.

We are South!

Our Campus

The beautiful, tree-shaded main campus of the University spreads across 1,200 acres, with a landscape that includes cultivated flower gardens, walking paths and groves of pine trees, miles of bike trails, indoor and outdoor pools and a disc golf course. The Glenn Sebastian Nature Trail contains more than three miles of trails that wind through 95 acres of native pine and oak woodlands. In addition to the main campus and USA Health locations, South offers classes at its Baldwin County and Gulf Shores campuses.

Art and Architecture

The USA main campus is home to dozens of works of public art, many of them part of the Gwin Sculpture Collection, which includes “Gridiron” at the football field house, “Einstein” at Shelby Hall, “SouthPaw” in front of Alumni Hall, and “Old Man and the Sea” beside the Humanities Building. More than 50 sculptures comprise Geri Moulton Children’s Park, located in a wooded setting along the entrance drive to USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital. In addition, there are three historic houses which were moved to campus and saved from destruction. The Theophilus Toulmin Creole House, circa 1828, is one of the oldest structures in Mobile County and home to USA’s National Alumni Association. The University Honors College is housed in the Seamen’s Bethel, built in the 1860s. The Marx House is considered among Mobile’s finest examples of mid-19th century townhouse design.

Signature Facilities

The Mitchell Center, a 10,000-seat multipurpose arena, is home to the Jaguar men’s and women’s basketball teams and the University’s commencement ceremonies. The center regularly offers an array of entertainment including theatrical presentations, concerts and exhibitions.

The John W. Laidlaw Performing Arts Center is a cultural hub and a training ground for students from the department of music and the department of theatre and dance. Three performance spaces—a 240-seat recital hall, 184-seat main stage theater and 60-seat black box theater — provide a continual slate of dance, music and theatrical performances.

The Gordon and Geri Moulton Tower and Alumni Plaza is the most visible landmark and a site of enduring memories. The open-air plaza is a popular gathering place for festivals, homecoming, graduation ceremonies and frequent photo ops with the Jaguar statue. The 140-foot high brick-and-stone tower features authentic bronze bells and an electric carillon.

The Alfred and Lucile Delchamps Archaeology Building serves as both a public museum of ancient artifacts and a resource for the USA Center for Archaeological Studies. Covering 12,000 years of prehistory and history, the museum has collected over one million artifacts, some of which are showcased in life-size scenic representations depicting ancient cultures.

The Student Center is the center of activity on campus. It is home to the Food Court, the Bookstore and the USA Mail Hub, as well as the Student Government Association.

University Of South Alabama Veteran & Military Support Programs

University Of South Alabama offers the following veteran and military support programs:

University Of South Alabama is a MyCAA approved school.

Message from University Of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama, a diverse and vibrant public university, is making a difference in the lives of the people of Alabama as well as, veterans and active military, through teaching, research, service and health care. With the University’s enrollment topping 15,000, more and more people are choosing to attend USA and due to the utilization of the GI Bill it’s a great time to be a part of our family.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 7,812
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 7,812
  • Yellow Ribbon Coverage
    N/A
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0
  • Tuition Cost-Per-Credit-Hour
    $ 0
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 0
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH - Campus
    $1,374
  • BAH - Online
    $894.50
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    YES
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    YES
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    YES
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    YES
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    NO
  • Offers ROTC Program
    YES
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
Financial Support
  • Comply with The Veterans's Choice Act
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Scholarships for Military
    YES
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    NO

    Yellow Ribbon Detail

  • Degree level
    All
  • All
  • Amount
    Unlimited
  • Number
    Unlimited
Costs
  • Undergraduate
    $7,812
    In State
    $15,324
    Out of State
  • Graduate
    $7,110
    In State
    $14,220
    Out of State
  • Cost-Per-Credit
    N/A
    In State
    N/A
    Out of State
  • Cost-Per-Credit Hour - Undergraduate
    $0
    Campus
    $0
    Online
  • Cost-Per-Credit Hour - Graduate
    $0
    Campus
    $0
    Online
  • Textbooks
    $1,300
  • GI Bill Textbook Coverage
    - $1000
  • Total Cost to Student Veteran
    $ 300
Student Population
  • Student Count
    11,483
    Undergraduate
    4,326
    Graduate
    943
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    38.6%
    Population
  • Female
    61.4%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    No Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
    No Ethnic Affiliation
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    Public
  • Setting
    Urban
  • Accreditation Type
    Regional
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    Semesters
  • Online Undergraduate
    Yes
  • Online Graduate
    Yes
Average Scores
  • Avg. Accepted
    518
    SAT Math
    510
    SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
    23
    ACT
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