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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 $9,772
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 $9,772
Other Expenses Budget$3,400

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Florida Gulf Coast University for undergraduate students residing in Florida is $4,191. Room and board charges total $9,772 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,200 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $1,927 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,400 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Florida Gulf Coast University full time should expect a total annual cost of $20,490.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Florida Gulf Coast University is $22,328 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $9,772 for room and board, $1,200 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $1,927. Students are advised to budget $3,400 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $38,627. This figure is 88.5% higher than what Florida residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

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

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Florida Gulf Coast University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual 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

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 $468 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $44,116
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $467.70
Total Interest Paid $12,008.36
Sum of All Loan Payments $56,124.36

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Florida Residents Non Residents
1 $20,490 $38,627
2 $21,924 $41,331
3 $23,459 $44,224
4 $25,101 $47,320

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 $81,960 - 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

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