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Gordon State College

Barnesville, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate83%
Acceptance Rate83%

Gordon State College Tuition Information

In 2018, tuition for full-time students at Gordon State College was $2,563 a year for in-state students and $9,469 a year for out-of-state students.

Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

Remember, the "sticker price" of tuition does not give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students owe far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until after graduation.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Gordon State College

Gordon State College is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $2,563 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Georgia residents.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to check your state's rules for as an in-state resident. 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. There may be other criteria too, depending on where you live.

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Tuition for International Students at Gordon State College

Tuition at Gordon State College is the same for all students.

International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may be eligible for private or Gordon State College-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..


Gordon State College Living Expenses, Fees, and More


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 Gordon State College.

House and Food Costs at Gordon State College

Housing and campus dining at Gordon State College costs $9,257 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the Gordon State College's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.

Meal-plan costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Gordon State College

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books and supplies 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 used textbooks and materials.

Annual Fees

The majority of colleges also have 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 optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.

The Cost of Transportation at Gordon State College

The cost of transportation in college can really vary. 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 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 transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

The location of a college or university 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 a city may be expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. Gordon State Collegeis in a small town setting in Georgia, not far from Atlanta.

Other Costs

When budgeting for college, don’t forget to consider 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.


Financial Breakdown for Gordon State College


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 Gordon State College.

How Much Does Gordon State College Cost?

What will the cost of attending Gordon State College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $2,563
Out-of-State Tuition $9,469
Room and Board $9,257
Other expenses $2,726

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.


Gordon State College Financial Aid


In 2022, 0 of the 3,986 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.

Most Common Loans for Gordon State College 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 Gordon State College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Gordon State College

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

Net Cost of Gordon State College

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 Gordon State College 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.

By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Gordon State College seem more manageable.

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

Gordon State College Tuition Payment Plans

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.

Gordon State College Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a 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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Gordon State College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$12,956

In State

$19,862

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$2,563
$9,469
Fees
$1,226
$1,226
Housing
$9,167
$9,167
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Gordon State College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

Unknown

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,986

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

83%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$3,789

Out-of-State

$10,695

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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