In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Georgia Southern University was $5,464 a year for in-state students and $19,282 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students owe much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. And, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
International students can expect to pay 19,282 per year for tuition at Georgia Southern University.
Georgia Southern University is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $5,464 for in-state students who attend full-time. For non-Georgia residents, out-of-state tuition is $19,282 a year.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often 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. Be sure to confirm 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. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
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Georgia Southern University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at Georgia Southern University can expect to pay around $19,282 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.
Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or Georgia Southern University-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Georgia Southern University:
•On-campus jobs •Athletic Awards •International Students Tuition Waivers
In addition to 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 Georgia Southern University.
Housing and campus dining at Georgia Southern University costs $10,484 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the Georgia Southern University's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls. Students who do not live on-campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $6,660.
Meal-plan costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. 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 library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At Georgia Southern University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on 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 can be costly, but there may be more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Georgia Southern Universityis in a small town setting in Georgia.
When estimating your budget for college, be sure 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.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Georgia Southern University.
What will the cost of attending Georgia Southern University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$10,484|
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.
Georgia Southern University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Campus location for full-time and part-time students •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of Georgia Southern University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 12,149 of the 23,542 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Georgia Southern University meets 58% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,640 a year. Around 64% of Georgia Southern University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Georgia Southern University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $25,609 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Georgia Southern 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 Georgia Southern 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, Georgia Southern University awarded 10,814 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $98.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $24.92 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 Georgia Southern 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 Georgia Southern University was $11,640 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Georgia Southern University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$3,650|
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 Georgia Southern 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 Georgia Southern 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.
Georgia Southern University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools 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.
Georgia Southern University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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