In 2021, tuition for full-time Clayton State University students was $4,064 a year for in-state students and $14,786 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams feel scary, remember, the advertized cost of tuition doesn't always tell the full story. Many students find the actual cost of college is a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. And, student loans can make theprice of collegemore manageable until after graduation.
Tuition for international students at Clayton State University is $18,482 per year.
Clayton State University is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $4,064 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.Non-Georgia residents can expect to pay 14,786 per year for tuition.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a school where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the total cost of attending college. Be sure to check your state's guidelines for how to qualify for as an in-state resident. 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 other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
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Tuition at Clayton State University is higher for international students than it is for out-of-state students.
International students at Clayton State University can expect to pay around $18,482 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; 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 Clayton State University.
Room and board at Clayton State University costs $10,712 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining halls.
Board costs can depend on the numnber 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.
Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer resources so that those 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? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At Clayton State University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
A school's location 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 flip side, transportation in an urban area might be expensive, but there may be more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Clayton State University campus is in a suburban setting in Georgia, not far from Atlanta.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to consider 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 go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to Clayton State University.
What will the cost of attending Clayton State University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$10,712|
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.
In 2022, 3,020 of the 6,376 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Clayton State University meets 47% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,230 a year. Around 84% of Clayton State University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Clayton State University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $30,423 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Clayton 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 Clayton 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 2022, Clayton State University awarded 2,649 need-based scholarships to students.
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 Clayton 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 Clayton State University was $11,230 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Clayton State University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$-870|
Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.
What will attending Clayton 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 Clayton 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, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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