In 2018, tuition for full-time students at Albany State University was $5,080 a year for in-state students and $18,482 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If these numbers seem daunting, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition does not mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students owe way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket feel more doable until you're done with college.
International students can expect to pay 18,482 per year for tuition at Albany State University.
Albany State University meets 72% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student at Albany State University is around $4,838 a year.
Albany State University is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $5,080 for in-state students who attend full-time. For non-Georgia residents, out-of-state tuition is $18,482 a year.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to confirm your state's criteria for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. 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 at Albany State University can expect to pay around $18,482 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or Albany State University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.
In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Albany State University.
Room and board at Albany State University costs $10,904 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat in the Albany State University's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.
Board costs can depend on the number of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.
The cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Where are a college is located can impact your transportation budget. 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 could be pricey, but cities may offer more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Albany State University campus is in a city in Georgia.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to take into account personal expenses, 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 estimate of the actual cost of attending Albany State University.
What will the cost of attending Albany State University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2023 Total Tuition and Expenses
|Room and Board
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
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 2023, 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 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 2023, 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 2023. 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
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 make more informed decisions about 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 waiver tuition for certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a 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.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.
For more information about Albany State University's endowment, check with the school directly.
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