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Georgia State Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Georgia State University was $8,948 a year for in-state students and $27,986 a year for out-of-state students. On average, college tuition rises about 3 percent a year.

If these numbers feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable.

Tuition for international students at Georgia State University is $27,986 per year.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Georgia State

Georgia State University is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $8,948 for in-state students who attend full-time. For students who are not considered Georgia-residents, out-of-state tuition is $27,986 a year.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state can cut the cost of college tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school.

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Georgia State International Student Tuition

Georgia State has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students at Georgia State University can expect to pay around $27,986 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support:

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Georgia State-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.

Georgia State Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies.

Room and Board at Georgia State

Room and board at Georgia State is $14,958 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities.

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the meal plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Georgia State

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. At Georgia State, you can expect to pay about $2,000 a year for books and supplies. This does not count the initial cost of a computer or other technology. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at Georgia State pay $2,128 in fees each academic year.

There may also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team, may mean additional fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. It depends on if you drive or fly to get to school, own a car, or if you prefer to walk or take public transportation to get around campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. The Georgia State University campus is in a urban setting in Georgia, not far from Atlanta. First-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

For Georgia State students, $903 is good ballpark for transportation costs for on-campus students.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, which can add up for both on-campus and off-campus students.

Total Cost of Georgia State

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $8,948
Out-of-State Tuition $27,986
Room and Board $14,958
Books and Supplies $2,000
Yearly Fees $2,128
Transportation $903
Other expenses $2,521
Total Estimated Costs

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Georgia State’s tuition and fees change based on: Course load for part-time students

Georgia State University Financial Aid

The majority of Georgia State undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2021, 21,748 of the 28,772 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Georgia State meets 55 percent of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,723 a year. Around 64 percent of Georgia State undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Georgia State graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $27,988 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $25,746
State Loans $10,354
Georgia State-Specific Loans $17,500
Private Loans $18,046
Most Common Loans for Georgia State Students
Federal Loans 64%
State loans 2%
Private loans 8%

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 Georgia State financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Georgia State University

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, Georgia State awarded 16,328 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $116,823,074 to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $127,859,331 in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Georgia State

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 Georgia State 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 Georgia State was $13,723 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Georgia State seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
In-State, On-Campus $3,109
Net In-state, Off-campus $1,874
Out-of-State, On-Campus $35,870

What will attending Georgia State 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 Georgia State's net cost calculator on their website.

Georgia State Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Georgia State does not have guaranteed tuition.

The school offers a Prepaid Tuition Plan, which is a type of college savings plan that enables people to purchase future credits for their children at today's rate. It is best for people who are sure they or their child will attend a public school in their state.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Georgia State Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups to cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Some schools offer them for employees and their family, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student

Georgia State has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

Georgia State Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$28,034

In State

$47,072

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$8,948
$27,986
Fees
$2,128
$2,128
Housing
$14,958
$14,958
Books
$2,000
$2,000

Georgia State Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

56%

Average Financial Aid Package

$11,704

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

36,343

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

67%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,076

Out-of-State

$30,114

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 1
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