Welcome to Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU)

The purpose of the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU) is to promote and protect the interests of independent higher education in Alabama and oversee scholarship fundraising efforts for students attending each of its fourteen member schools. AAICU was first founded in 1956 to benefit both students and member institutions through various fundraising activites.   

Our member colleges possess excellence in teaching and technology, low faculty- student ratios, high retention of students, and a unique, personal approach to education. These institutions teach students to master critical thinking skills, communicate effectively, gain an appreciation for the arts and humanities and a commitment to community service.

Creating Opportunities for Today's Students... Tomorrow's Leaders

Stillman College trustees name interim president


The Stillman College board of trustees has appointed as its interim president a senior fellow at..

Spring Hill, University of South Alabama Announce New Partnership


Spring Hill College and the University of South Alabama, both in Mobile, have announced a new pa..

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AAICU Distributes $36,400 in UPS Scholarships


Alabama Independent Colleges is distributing $36,400 in UPS Scholarships to 14 low-income studen..

Gov. Bentley Reappoints AAICU Board Member to New Alabama Workforce Council


Phillip C. "Chap" Jackson III has been appointed by Governor Bentley to represent the Alabama As..


    AAICU Student Advocacy

    Regular Session Begins February 7, 2017


    The regular session will begin Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Check the link below for pre-filed bi..

    Alabama Legislative Update


    Special Session Adjourns Sine Die The Alabama legislature concluded their special session la..

    AAICU Legislative Priorities


    Alabama's independent colleges and universities would like you to join us in showing our appreciatio..



    AAIC Business Partners

     Cost Savings Opportunities For Our Members::

    Current AAICU Business Partners


    A listing of current partners can be found in each newsletter and on our website here (http://www.aa..