Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, 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.
$16,963
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,322
$30k - $48k
$14,587
$48k - $75k
$17,346
$75k - $110k
$18,631
$110k+
$18,996
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.
$6,356
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.
$17,142
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.
$9,650
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@georgiasouthern.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
55%
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.
80%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,648
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.
80%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,571
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,351
Students receiving state aid
68%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,459
Students receiving federal aid
37%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,571
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.
$57,507,881
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$15,695,357

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.
57%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,612
Students receiving federal loans
56%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,539
Average Other Loans Per Year
$8,796
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.
$23,000
Loan Default Rate
7%
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.
$238

What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
I definitely think that I am getting the bang for my buck. GSU is one of the cheaper universities out there. On average, a semester i spend a little over $5,000 (not the average price for everyone attending). That includes paying rent at my off-campus apartment. If you get HOPE and Pell Grant, as i do, you virtually have to pay nothing out of pocket. At that price I am getting a quality education and a nice place to live.
Sasha from Lilburn, GA
College is expensive period, but taking into consideration that Georgia Southern is a large university, the prices are not too bad. However, the prices are atrocious at the University Store on campus. Also, books are extremely expensive. Try to get them from upperclassmen, online, or anywhere else if possible.
Crystal from Brunswick, GA
The education i am currently receiving at Georgia Southern University is definitely a BANG FOR THE BUCK. Unlike other accredited colleges GSU is fairly cheaper compared to most colleges and the education system at GSU is superb.
Muhammed from Columbus, OH
Every professor will do whatever he or she can to make sure that they are doing their job. Many will offer their office hours and contact info for students to use if they need some outside help. They are all very good at their jobs.
Garrett from Lilburn, GA
do most of the shopping for your supplies off campus! grey's bookstore is amazing and there is a cluster of bargain chains not too far from campus (walmart, k-mart, big lots, etc). my suggestion: enroll in the wecar car sharing program if you do not have a car on campus. it is a cheap way to get what you need without bumming a ride everywhere.
Jessica from Suwanee, GA
College expenses are always a stressful topic, but that is why Georgia Southern is so wonderful. It offers smaller classes, and a more intimate student teacher relationship than other big name universities without weighing down your wallet! The dorms are very well priced (and very spacious). The books can get pricey, but they offer cash at the end of the semester if you sell them back!
Kelly from Powder Springs, GA
It costs way less than any big name schools, and you get a great education, and the RAC, which is one of the top gymnasiums in GA or the country if I'm not mistaken.
Curtis from Cataula, GA
Facilities are really great here! They always stay up to date on technology to make things easier for students and there is also a ton of resources that are available to assist with anything you can think of. You really do get what you pay for here
Ashley - Alpharetta, GA
Large school, small feel. All the benefits of large school but you still get one on one attention with your professors. And the town thrives off Georgia Southern so the townspeople are always throwing parties and such for Ga. south.
Ivory from Union City, GA
Definitely more affordable than a lot of schools, and there are numerous scholarships through the university. Once again, it may be easier to stand out, or get an internship here because you won't have to compete with as many people for the same spot. Therefore, your money is going to a place where you have a better chance of making it big. On campus housing is expensive like everywhere else, but well worth it. There are two dorms that are the dorm-suite style, and come with a kitchen, living room, and individual rooms. Centinnial Place is brand new, and even comes with a Coldstone Ice Cream! I've heard great reviews on it. Living on campus will pay for itself by saving gas money, and it's pretty nice being only minutes away from the main part of campus.
Drew from Register, GA