In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Albany State University was $4,956 a year for in-state students and $18,032 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If this information makes going to college seem daunting, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students pay a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Albany State University is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $4,956 for in-state students who attend full-time.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to check your state's criteria for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.
Albany State University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or Albany State University-specific aid and scholarships.
In addition to the cost of tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Albany State University.
Housing and campus dining at Albany State University is $8,476 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that enables you to eat in the Albany State University's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.
Board costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at Albany State University pay $1,770 in fees each academic year.
There may be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these costs.
The cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school?. Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus walkable? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in an urban area might be pricey, but there may be more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. Albany State Universityis located in a urban setting in Georgia.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to take into account the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo .
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Albany State University.
|2021 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$8,476|
|Total Estimated Costs|
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
The majority of Albany State University undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2021, 3,287 of the 6,262 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Albany State University meets 72% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $4,838 a year.
|Most Common Loans for Albany State University Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Albany State University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2021, Albany State University awarded 2,788 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $2.06 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Albany State University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Albany State University was $4,838 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Albany State University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$1,888|
What will attending Albany State University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Albany State University's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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