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Dalton, Georgia

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In State Georgia Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Dalton State College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$1,120
Room and Board $8,430
Other Expenses Budget$1,485
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Dalton State College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$1,120
Room and Board $8,430
Other Expenses Budget$1,485

Residents of Georgia pay an annual total price of $14,948 to attend Dalton State College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $2,563 for tuition, $8,430 room and board, $1,350 for books and supplies and $1,120 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $21,854 which is 46.2% higher than Georgia residents. The tuition charge is $9,469 while room and board is $8,430, books and supplies are $1,350 and other fees come in at $1,120.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Dalton State College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Dalton State College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$5,150
$30,001 to $48,000$5,799
$48,001 to $75,000$8,052
$75,001 to $110,000$10,632

The average reported annual net price for Dalton State College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,697 in 2018/2019. 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

83% of full-time undergrad Dalton State College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $5,577 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 20% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,334.

Finanical Aid Dalton State College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,577 83%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,300 2%
Pell Grants $4,891 59%
Other Federal Grants $918 3%
State and Local Grants $2,618 60%
Federal Student Loans $4,334 20%
Other Student Loans $3,604 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Dalton State College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $15,104. The loan balance of $15,104 is a four year multiple of the $3,776 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 $144 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 $15,104
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $144.11
Total Interest Paid $2,189.06
Sum of All Loan Payments $17,293.06

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Georgia Residents Non Residents
1 $14,948 $21,854
2 $15,994 $23,384
3 $17,114 $25,021
4 $18,312 $26,772

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Dalton State College to be $59,792 - 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 Dalton State College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Georgia Residents $107 $321 $428
Out of State Residents $395 $1,185 $1,580

Estimated cost for a class at Dalton State College 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 Dalton State College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Dalton State College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139463 IPEDS survey data for Dalton State College.