Public 2 Year

GHC Tuition & Cost

Rome, Georgia

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Georgia Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Georgia Highlands College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,064
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $8,372
Other Expenses Budget$7,424
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Georgia Highlands College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,064
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $8,372
Other Expenses Budget$7,424

Residents of Georgia pay an annual total price of $20,340 to attend Georgia Highlands College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $2,280 for tuition, $1,200 for books and supplies and $1,064 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $26,692 which is 31.2% higher than Georgia residents. The tuition charge is $8,632 while books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $1,064.

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 Georgia Highlands College 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 Georgia Highlands College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$5,004
$30,001 to $48,000$5,954
$48,001 to $75,000$8,182
$75,001 to $110,000$10,938

The average reported annual net price for Georgia Highlands College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,624 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

80% of full-time undergrad Georgia Highlands 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 $5,280 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 17% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,959.

Finanical Aid Georgia Highlands College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,280 80%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,329 1%
Pell Grants $5,241 51%
Other Federal Grants $2,050 5%
State and Local Grants $2,622 41%
Federal Student Loans $4,959 17%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Georgia Highlands College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $9,978. The loan balance of $9,978 is a two year multiple of the $4,989 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 $95 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 $9,978
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $95.20
Total Interest Paid $1,446.14
Sum of All Loan Payments $11,424.14

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Georgia Residents Non Residents
1 $20,340 $26,692
2 $20,525 $26,934

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Georgia Highlands College to be $40,680 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.9% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Georgia Highlands College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Georgia Residents $95 $285 $380
Out of State Residents $360 $1,080 $1,440

Estimated cost for a class at Georgia Highlands 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 Georgia Highlands College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Georgia Highlands College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139700 IPEDS survey data for Georgia Highlands College.