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Gulf Coast State College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$11,380 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$2,042 tuition
$7,580 off campus room & board
$1,035 books and supplies
$723 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$18,687 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,242 tuition
$7,580 off campus room & board
$1,035 books and supplies
$1,830 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,051 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
83% of students receive aid
48% get federal aid ($4,295 avg)
45% get state aid ($1,563 avg)
29% get institn'l aid ($1,051 avg)
11% get loans ($3,645 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.54% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.64% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $3,778 81%
Federal Grant Aid $4,295 48%
Pell Grants $4,287 48%
Other Federal Grants $539 1%
Institution Grant Aid $1,051 29%
State Grant Aid $1,563 45%
Student Loans $3,645 11%
Federal Loans $3,583 11%
Other Loans $2,857 0%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: May 15
Financial aid deadline: July 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Gulf Coast State College offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Other Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 769-1551
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $99
Out of State $360


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Rachel from Panama City Beach, FL
  • Mar-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Gulf Coast is extremely reasonable when it comes to tuition. Plus, if you really apply yourself, there are many different scholarship opportunities offered especially through the school.

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  • Kirstie from Panama City, FL
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    When selecting the college for me, money was definitely on my mind. That is why I chose GCSC. Money wise, it was the best choice I could find, and that along with all the great things I found out about GCSC is why I chose to be a Gulf Coast State College Commodore.

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  • Iris from Panama City, FL
  • Jul-21-2013 I am a past student here

    If you're good at keeping up with your own paperwork and credits, and tenacious with administrators, then you can get in and out with pretty straight forward costs. If you're NOT, well, be prepared to have to pay (yes, pay) to fix paperwork and retake classes. The school is cheap, but they do find ways to milk money out of you if you're not careful. It's good for getting the essentials before moving on to a university.

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