Georgia Southwestern State University
Americus, 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.
$12,780
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$10,647
$30k - $48k
$11,579
$48k - $75k
$13,556
$75k - $110k
$15,798
$110k+
$15,868
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.
$5,381
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.
$15,842
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.
$8,120
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
No
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Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
59%
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.
43%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,296
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.
43%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,965
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,041
Students receiving state aid
67%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,212
Students receiving federal aid
51%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,965
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$4,127,128

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.
63%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,568
Students receiving federal loans
62%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,190
Average Other Loans Per Year
$6,145
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.
$11,500
Loan Default Rate
5%
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.
$207

What Students Are Saying

3.91 Average Rating
The prices seem fair, activities on campus are most always free for students. Georgia Southwestern is one of the less expensive schools in the state. I think for the amount students are asked to pay, things are reasonable. There are free services available to students, a writing center for help with writing papers, free tutors in most every subject, career services to help students get a job on or off campus. There are many many benefits
Daniele from Stone Mountain, GA
GSW is the most affordable school in the state of Georgia. Residents of Alabama and Florida are eligible for in-state tuition. The school has a lot of scholarships you can apply for and federal work study. I am in the work study program and get to work on campus in the English Language Institute. We have free tutoring and online tutoring. There's a $500 scholarships anyone who wants to study abroad can apply for also!
Victoria from Fortson, GA
It is one of the most affordable colleges in Georgia. I love it, because the only way I can pay for college is through scholarships. I should be able to finish college here without any debt due to the large amount of scholarships avaliable and Georgia HOPE
Lilly from Fitzgerald, GA
it is a very affordable university with the education of a private school. i love it because i know i am getting a great education because of how caring my professors are!
Nichole from Americus, GA
living on campus is okay. i now have moved off campus and although i am saving money i do miss being involved and always around people. the food is okay but the cafeteria setting is great! not to mention i feel as though i am getting the best art education possible in georrgia and for this price?! i wont be in student loan dept forever and that is fantastic!
Briana from Roswell, GA
GSW has on of the lowest tuition rates in Georgia! Not only are you get a great education, but you are also getting it at a great price!
Chelsea from Shellman, GA