Georgia State University
Atlanta, 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.
$14,136
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,511
$30k - $48k
$12,965
$48k - $75k
$16,054
$75k - $110k
$18,002
$110k+
$18,235
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.
$9,286
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.
$24,517
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.
$14,958
Books and Supplies
$2,000
Tuition Payment Plan
No
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Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

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.
50%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,960
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.
50%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,946
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,986
Students receiving state aid
74%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$6,805
Students receiving federal aid
53%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,946
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.
$98,684,050
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$89,286,718

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.
52%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,885
Students receiving federal loans
51%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,214
Average Other Loans Per Year
$8,521
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.
$11,750
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.
$221

What Students Are Saying

3.86 Average Rating
You defenitely get more bang for your buck at Georgia State. If you have to pay for you education you want to make sure you are getting your money's' worth. GSU not only provides you with the education you need to obtain career level jobs, but also provides student with the opportunity to intern and gain experience in their field of interest.
Derrica from Doraville, GA
Everything penny you pay is worth it. There are so many free events that offer things like free food, prizes, just everything is free. The education is wonderful, and when you buy books the school buys them back when you are done. It is defiantly a bang for the buck!!!
Jayquan from hampton, GA
Okay so its not the least expensive school in Georgia. The number of facilities Georgia State owns and operates is constantly growing and those student fees are very reasonable considering all the school has to offer (assuming you use it all). From an enormous Gym which includes a few basket ball courts, indoor track, many tread mills (with t.v.'s to watch in there), raquet ball courts, weightlifting areas, an Olympic sized swimming pool, and a game room with pool tables, etc.. Then you have the enormous Library building that has yet to fail my reading wants and needs. Then there is the career service center that helps with resumes ( & much more), the instructional technology center (helps in training of computer equipment and programs used for teaching or just for students to get a better grasp on things). As well as my personal favorite, the Digital Aquarium, where supplies such as video cameras, green screens, and SLR cameras are available for lease from the school. And many. many more. As far as on campus housing goes you couldn't ask for a better deal. The room and board cost is great for the downtown area and safe and secure. The rooms are of above average size for a college campus and provide a very comfortable living area for residents. The meal plan is also a fairly good deal if you eat all 3 meals a day every day other wise eating out might be cheaper if you plan on eating out a lot to begin with. The meals are of wide variety and substantial. Over all pretty good.
David from Peachtree City, GA
Since I am a citizen of Georgia, the school definitely provides more than enough bang for the buck. The facilities are great and the library has some really good resources, like free and legal sheet music!

However, the dining hall and many of the restaurants close on the weekends. If you cannot go home on the weekends, you have very limited choices of where to eat. Also, the music building is very old and the practice rooms are not entirely soundproof, but they suffice.
Vivian from Marietta, GA
I live off-campus to save money on housing and I use Marta. GSU offers a great discount on monthly Marta cards for students (savings of $27 a month) and GSU is located conveniently in between the GA State Station (Blue/Green Line) and the Five Points Station & Peachtree Center Station (Red/Gold Line). With the new changes to HOPE, money's going to be a tight stretch for both incoming and current students. GSU offers great facilities such as the SRC and there's ALWAYS an event going on (and I honestly do mean ALWAYS). But, of course, every college could cut back on spending to make it more affordable for their students.
3rd Generation GSU Student from Doraville, GA
I am a poor student but i can afford lunch anyday. It's high but the food is good. I have Hope so I don't have to come much out of pocket but I do have to pay about 200-300 dollars after tuition. There are alot of events that offer free food and attendance.
Jasmine from Stone Mountain, GA
I feel this was the best choice for me as cost goes for. Your money will not go to waste if you choose this school, tutoring, campus events, and organizations sets this school far apart from other campuses. With so much to do with the quality of an education you can't go wrong.
Jamal from Athens, GA
It is cheaper that most of the four year universities that I was considering before I made my final decision. But this doesn't mean you will be compromising on the quality of education that you will be receiving her. I have had professors that studied at some of the most prestigious Universities around the world.
Veronica from Atlanta, GA

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