Savannah State University
Savannah, 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.
$9,557
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$9,043
$30k - $48k
$9,904
$48k - $75k
$13,277
$75k - $110k
$14,625
$110k+
$14,635
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.
$5,743
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.
$16,024
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.
$7,762
Books and Supplies
$1,600
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

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.
73%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,884
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.
73%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,197
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,111
Students receiving state aid
22%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,189
Students receiving federal aid
82%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,197
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.
$17,337,096
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$4,547,499

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.
81%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,119
Students receiving federal loans
81%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,399
Average Other Loans Per Year
$5,605
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.
$15,000
Loan Default Rate
19%
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.
$322

What Students Are Saying

3.86 Average Rating
If you are a resident of Georgia you should have no problem. The Georgia Hope Scholarship and Equalization Grant will take care of relatively all of your needs. But there are lots of scholarships offered that financial aid will not mention to you to keep them secret. Out-of-state students, like myself have a slight problem! There is a waiver you can apply for for in-state tuition, but no one will tell you unless you ask, and the deadlines will be mum on all of these offers. Be aggressive, demand assisstance!
Simone from Beaverton, OR
SSU is one of the cheapest public HBCU anywhere. But I am a cheap, so I complain about money. It is a great school to attend if money is the issue.
Alysha from Lithonia, GA
It is worth the money, and pretty inexpensive.
Jordan from Union City, GA
Tuition is not all that expensive its actually very reasonable. And the teachers do make you work for your grades but you definitely get your money's worth.
Khalyn from Rockmart, GA
While I do feel as though I'm learning, and I enjoy the school, I'm not sure if my money has been well invested. A lot of development is going on at the school, using the tuition of the students, and I feel like since it's our money being used, we should have more of a say of what is going to be implemented and built. I also feel that experiences in the main offices could go smoother. I've heard students say that the office had misplaced a document of theirs, made a mistake in their student bill, etc.
Ada from Washington, DC