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Georgia State Tuition & Cost

Atlanta, Georgia

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In State Georgia Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Georgia State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$2,128
Room and Board $15,944
Other Expenses Budget$3,604

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Georgia State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$2,128
Room and Board $15,944
Other Expenses Budget$3,604

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Georgia State University for undergraduate students residing in Georgia is $7,158. Room and board charges total $15,944 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $2,000 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $2,128 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,604 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Georgia State University full time should expect a total annual cost of $30,834.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Georgia State University is $22,389 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $15,944 for room and board, $2,000 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $2,128. Students are advised to budget $3,604 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $46,065. This figure is 49.4% higher than what Georgia residents pay.

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

The average reported annual net price for Georgia State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,750 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 Georgia State 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 Georgia State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$15,197
$30,001 to $48,000$15,767
$48,001 to $75,000$18,466
$75,001 to $110,000$20,983

Financial Aid

95% of full-time undergrad Georgia State 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 $10,688 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 46% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,925 and 5% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,694.

Finanical Aid Georgia State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $10,688 95%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,637 22%
Pell Grants $5,159 51%
Other Federal Grants $858 50%
State and Local Grants $7,234 76%
Federal Student Loans $4,925 46%
Other Student Loans $10,694 5%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Georgia State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $46,148. The loan balance of $46,148 is a four year multiple of the $11,537 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 $489 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 $46,148
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $489.25
Total Interest Paid $12,561.47
Sum of All Loan Payments $58,709.47

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Georgia Residents Non Residents
1 $30,834 $46,065
2 $31,115 $46,485
3 $31,399 $46,909
4 $31,685 $47,336

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Georgia State University to be $123,336 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.9% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Georgia State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Georgia Residents $298 $894 $1,192
Out of State Residents $933 $2,799 $3,732

Estimated cost for a class at Georgia State 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 Georgia State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Georgia State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139940 IPEDS survey data for Georgia State University.