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FGCU Tuition & Cost

Fort Myers, Florida

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Florida Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Florida Gulf Coast University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,927
Room and Board $9,672
Other Expenses Budget$3,400
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Florida Gulf Coast University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,927
Room and Board $9,672
Other Expenses Budget$3,400

Residents of Florida pay an annual total price of $20,390 to attend Florida Gulf Coast University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,191 for tuition, $9,672 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $1,927 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $38,527 which is 89% higher than Florida residents. The tuition charge is $22,328 while room and board is $9,672, books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $1,927.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Florida Gulf Coast University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Florida Gulf Coast University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,762
$30,001 to $48,000$7,969
$48,001 to $75,000$11,133
$75,001 to $110,000$15,630

The average reported annual net price for Florida Gulf Coast University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $10,151 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

78% of full-time undergrad Florida Gulf Coast University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,536 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 32% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,155 and 5% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $16,197.

Finanical Aid Florida Gulf Coast University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,536 78%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,087 40%
Pell Grants $5,155 32%
Other Federal Grants $986 4%
State and Local Grants $4,499 48%
Federal Student Loans $5,155 32%
Other Student Loans $16,197 5%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Florida Gulf Coast University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $44,116. The loan balance of $44,116 is a four year multiple of the $11,029 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $421 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $44,116
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $420.92
Total Interest Paid $6,393.84
Sum of All Loan Payments $50,509.84

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Florida Residents Non Residents
1 $20,390 $38,527
2 $21,817 $41,224
3 $23,345 $44,110
4 $24,979 $47,197

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Florida Gulf Coast University to be $81,560 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Florida Gulf Coast University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Florida Residents $204 $612 $816
Out of State Residents $839 $2,517 $3,356

Estimated cost for a class at Florida Gulf Coast University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Florida Gulf Coast University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Florida Gulf Coast University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=433660 IPEDS survey data for Florida Gulf Coast University.