Georgia College & State University
Milledgeville, GA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$19,686
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$15,973
$30k - $48k
$16,928
$48k - $75k
$19,465
$75k - $110k
$21,117
$110k+
$21,382
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,346
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$28,060
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,964
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
66%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
19%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,252
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
19%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,375
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,065
Students receiving state aid
89%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$6,273
Students receiving federal aid
19%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,375
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$5,340,131
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$30,252,707

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
45%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,865
Students receiving federal loans
44%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,398
Average Other Loans Per Year
$7,568
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,622
Loan Default Rate
3%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$234

What Students Are Saying

3.82 Average Rating
Anything over $50 is expensive to me, not going to lie. But, as many have stated, it's a private school for public school prices. That library is the end all be all. Our GIVE center (for those interested in Volunteer opportunities) is literally the only one of it's kind. There is always something going on on campus. I have so many free T-shirts it's not even funny (yes, free T-shirts are a big deal). They have free seminars and workshops all geared towards making you a more well-rounded, thoughtful human being. We have little fun things like International Film (1st Fridays of the month), poetry jams, and the Midnight Breakfast. There iÃ?Â?s a movie night from some organization almost every week. And, to put the icing on the cake, we have puppy cuddling stations at random times of the year! Soft, fluffy puppies available for your cuddling needs!

I will reiterate this: it's got a Private School feel for a fraction of the price. You will not get the same experience anywhere else for the price GCSU is selling.
A'Leyah from Jonesboro, GA
It's pricey, but financial aid has got you covered, and the experience alone is so worth it.
Stephanie from Kingsland, GA
Everything will seem expensive at first dorms over $2000 a semester, freshmen requiring meal plans at $1800 a semester, then classes, student fees in the dorms, activity fees, transportation fees, and so forth. But when you add up all the benefits of what you don't have to pay for when you get to college (computer lab, study rooms, dorm pizza parties, dorm Halloween parties, computer repairs and so forth) you begin to realize you're actually not paying an outrageous price for college. Compare the prices to other schools. This college has small classes almost like a private school, but you're paying for a public college. Dorms are expensive, but the fancy apartments are about the same price. You will save more money after your freshman year, but overall you don't spend more than you estimate. The bookstore is a little sneaky and over price you, but you can always avoid the bookstore by finding them elsewhere or rent them like I did.
Jennifer from Hiram, GA
I thinks the dorms are really worth the extra money. The food is just your basic cafeteria food, but they do offer lots of variety. You also learn a lot too.
Lauren
If you have HOPE scholarship, anything will be a bang for your 90-100% free tuition, but GCSU especially. With HOPE, pretty much the only thing you pay for is housing and freshmen MUST live in dorms, which is great! Living in the dorms freshmen year is the best because you get to know everyone on your hall, in your building, and a ton of people in the other dorms too!
The classes are wonderful since most of them are pretty small (30 people or so unless it's biology) so you really feel like a person, not just a desk. Because there's not 400 people waiting for the next note to write down, you do not feel like you're wasting everyone's time asking questions or taking the class on a tangent.
There are also so many facilities to help you get the best grades you possibly can. All of the faculty is helpful and willing to work with you if you're willing to work with them. Never feel afraid when taking a test to say to your teacher I just don't know the answer to this question, what can you do to help me on it?. They will work with you the best they can to get you to the answer!
Robin from Decatur, GA
You can get any scholarships here, it's just a matter of finding them.
David from Milledgeville, GA
It is worth every penny. A great school with hands on experience, teachers that you have access to if you have any problems, and a family like atmosphere where a person can make friends and a community that works along side the students that attend with volunteer services. Plus we get professional businesses from all over Georgia that come to provide students the opportunity to put their skill into action whether they are currently enrolled or are about to graduate.
Joshua from Hephzibah, GA
It is a little pricey to go here, I'll admit. But with small classes and professors who actually care about you, its worth it.
Lorin